Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by ocmpoma:
3.3/5 rDev -12.2%
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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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 733 ratings.