Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by superspak:
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled on 5/14/2012. Pours fairly clear dark copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, raisin, toast, dark bread, molasses, herbal, floral, and earthy hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toffee, toast, dark bread, light chocolate, cracker grain, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy hops. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, cracker, grass, floral, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness of dark malty flavors; with nice light floral hop balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, lightly sick, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good dunkel lager. Nicely robust and balanced flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2013 05:17:34 | More by superspak
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 13:48:06 | More by chinchill
3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a sam adams custom pint glass, color is dark amber, head is light tan, presents very thin with a denser ring on the glass, very fine carbonation and head bubbles.
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
Mouthfeel is a bit crisp, which for a german dunkel is expected, but the carbonation is not overdone, malt flavors provide lasting flavor impressions.
Overall, this a great, easy drinking dunkel, maybe a touch more flavor could boost its presence.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 00:09:31 | More by mvanaskie13
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.