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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu DunkelHofbräu Dunkel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

656 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 656
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%


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 ocmpoma:
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ocmpoma

California

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured out a very deep, dark brown. Some reddish tones when held up to the light. No head, a thin film.

Smells very malty and even maybe slightly sour. Licorice and molasses with hints of cinnamon. The taste is just like the nose, with the exception of the malt, which recedes into the background behind the molasses and licorice. I get some lemon and hops at the end. Rather dry and sweet.

Very light mouthfeel, made edgy by the dryness and carbonation, even though it's mildly carbonated. For me it's too thin on the mouthfeel to help with the balance, and a little too harsh to be very drinkable. Overall, a slightly off-balanced beer from the bottle, unable to control the complexity with the mouthfeel. I'd be willing to try it again if I saw it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 22:55:21 | More by ocmpoma
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Hofbrau Dunkel on tap at Pazzo's (Lexington, KY)

clear red-brown; excellent clarity; large, creamy tan head.

Aroma: light toasted grains; a bit metallic; a touch of earthy hops.

Flavor: richer and better than the aroma. Lacks complexity but provides a nice blend of malts with a proper touch of hops.

Feel: light bodied but not watery; medium carbonation that seems just right

O: good to have a nice fresh version of the German standard, although served too cold.

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Smell is bread, biscuit, toast, light caramel, trending towards a sweeter molasses, very pleasant and lightly sweet.

Taste is a bit thinner than the aroma would lead to believe, crisp malts, lighter german style malt flavors, maybe some vienna; sweeter malts are biscuity, bready, some caramel. Hops are grassy if anything, but there is some noted bitterness on the finish

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Overall, this a great, easy drinking dunkel, maybe a touch more flavor could boost its presence.

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.