Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by granger10:
4.33/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Transparent mohagany amberish color with a nice medium creamy tan head. Not too much lacing. A toasty grainy aroma with a touch of chocolate and caramel lying underneath. Flavor begins with a cereal grain toasty flavor which controls the beer. Some nutty and caramel characteristics come out but they're a touch weaker. A bit of bitter chocolate. Lightly earthy and dry in finish. A bit of some residual sugar stays. Smoth with a nice combination of roast flavor, malty flavors, and sweet to bitter balance. Maybe a touch more body and a bit more hop flavor but really, this is quite enjoyable. Very quaffable on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2006 22:52:13 | More by granger10
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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
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.