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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

737 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003)
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Reviews by Jeffreysan:
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, dark brown color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that collected in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty and bready. Lots of freshly baked dark bread, like pumpernickel, followed by some sweetness like dark molasses or brown sugar. I get some black pepper, and faint notes of clove.

Taste: Very much like the beer’s aroma, very malty up front, followed by some pleasant sweetness. There is hardly no hops bitterness to this beer, rather it’s a massive malt bomb!

Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly chewy. Some slight carbonation too, but not much. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a great German dunkel, and, really, can you expect any less from a Munich beer? Nice and malty and extremely drinkable. I love it!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:36:40 | More by Jeffreysan
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-31-2014 18:13:22 | More by Jack_Frost79
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-31-2014 17:31:36 | More by Kevlee722
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-28-2014 15:41:17 | More by blameo
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tharper178

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-27-2014 01:17:58 | More by tharper178
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-26-2014 20:21:44 | More by Vogt52
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-24-2014 20:12:31 | More by Barose55
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-24-2014 18:36:00 | More by dwagner003
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-23-2014 02:03:52 | More by gwilly107
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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KFBR392

Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: dark amber red color. Half a finger of creamy off white head on the pour which settled in to a thin layer across the top while drinking. Active carbonation is above average for the style.

Smell: Overly sweet toffee jumps out right away. There are some slightly skunky, funky tones going on here as well. Dark fruits and oak show up on the body. Sweetness runs throughout and dominates, to a fault.

Taste: Toffee and caramel hit first. The body is mossy, earthy with accents of oak and some dark fruits. These flavors all come together, but slowly fade into a slightly dry finish with some lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Nothing really note worthy at all here. Carbonation doesn't play a part and no notable lingering textures keep you interested.

Overall: Very disappointed by this. Loved the other Hofbrau offerings I've had, this just has none of the characteristics I look for in a dunkel. I'll stick with the Original and Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 23:52:18 | More by KFBR392
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.