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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräu Dunkel
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009)
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Reviews by GoalieRon33:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- dark brown, clear, with reddish tints

s- nothing spectacular hear, slightly sweet and malty, maybe a little bready

t- delicious maltiness. not much hoppage, but a crisp finish. almost a burnt flavor to it, but not overly smoky

m- medium bodied, easy to drink fast

d- easy to drink more than a few of these. Mellow taste that really is enjoyable, beer after beer after sweet beer

GoalieRon33, Nov 16, 2009
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Pittsburgh restaurant.

A: The dunkel lager is a dark caramel and chocolate color, bright enough to be brightened when lights shines through but generally opaque. A finger of head coats the top of the glass but the 0.5L mark was hit.

S: The nose is caramel sweet with a firm bready grain base. Not much hop-wise but a nice chewy aroma.

T: The first sip is loaded with sweet malts, mainly caramel with a nice toasted flavor underlying the sweetness. Again, hops aren't a major factor but they aren't missed. A nice chewy ale to sip on.

M: The mouthfeel is clean with a crisp taste. I enjoyed quaffing this one.

D: A solid session lager that never felt heavy as I drank it.

akorsak, Jul 17, 2009
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A nice deep brown in color. Lighter than expected with a nice frothy head. They love the head here!

S - Slight roasted character, mild grain and hops with a touch of bread.

T - The roast-ness of this beer almost comes off smokey much more so even touching into a mild coffee. The bready sweetness rounds the bitter roast giving the palate a clean finish.

M - A very sweet and drinkable dunkel. Not too bitter!

D - Another great offering from Hofbräu! I only rate the drinkability a four since I would order the hefe hands down first before touching waters with this beer. Doesn't mean it's bad it's just not my first choice. Very succession-able though!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. Lots of off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. In the taste, roasted malt and some cocoa. Light herbal hopping, even bitterness with a slightly roasted finish. Medium bodied, but full and smooth. Overall this is a great brew.

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A-Deep, dark caramel copper that when held up to strng light is actually transparent. A thin off-white head holds on fairly strong and leaves decent lace.

S-Light caramel malt sweetness with a touch of biscuit.

T-Sweet malts, mainly of caramel with a touch of toasted biscuit underneath. Nothing extravagant but solid and slightly chewy.

M-Medium bodied with a crisp, clean finish.

D-Solid and well built with a touch of toast and caramel sweetness with is a well done dunkel. The kind of dark beer to give to someone who states, "I dont like dark beer".

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location served in a large dimpled mug. The brew appears a amber color with a rich off-white cap that fades slowly leaving patchy lace-work on the glass.

The aroma contains plenty of bready malt and some sweetness with fruity and floral hops/alcohol. As more whiffs are taken, some of that bready maltiness transforms to more toffee and molasses character.

The taste includes plenty of molasses-like dark malt flavoring with a fresh bready grain appeal that blends to something more like toffee and caramel with more sips. There is an herbal hop aspect before blending to a soft fruity alcohol aapect towards the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall an exceptionally drinking brew and probably the best example of a dunkel I have had in recent memory. I wouldnt mind having this again sometime soon.

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.