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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

733 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 38 | 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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Monsteruss

Colorado

5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ah yes! The best beer in the world! I can't say any negative reviws on this beer. I've enjoyed this personal favorite for such a long time. The foam was a nice antique beigh with a deep rich aroma. The color is a dark amber red. Nothing compares to the taste in my opinion. A smooth, rich and robust taste with a plethora of complex smells. The mouthfeel was smooth and medium-bodied. If I had to live off
just kind of beer for the rest of my life, this would be it.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 22:56:26 | More by Monsteruss
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JLapadura

New York

5/5  rDev +33%

03-20-2012 15:21:49 | More by JLapadura
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DCH

New York

5/5  rDev +33%

06-12-2013 22:33:40 | More by DCH
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Hofbrauman

California

5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can enough of this beer. My all time favorite. Hands down one of the best in my opinion. My brother went on holiday to Germany and mention about this great beer he had. Turns out las Vegas has a Hofbrauhaus. I had a stein and I fell in love with it ever since.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 15:00:22 | More by Hofbrauman
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mccorjf54

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

07-07-2012 18:40:41 | More by mccorjf54
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

12-28-2011 19:17:11 | More by thatdirtymick
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KevinRailton

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +33%

06-30-2014 12:46:55 | More by KevinRailton
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germanbeerluvr

New York

4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far, my favorite beer of all. The flavors in this beer explode along with the wonderful aroma of caramel. I usually have two liters of this great beer on tap, at the Heidelberg in NYC, the food and beer are fantastic, I have never been disappointed. I have serious trouble trying to keep my glass on the bar.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2008 01:47:28 | More by germanbeerluvr
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First of all, a lot of the reviews on this page are refering to a Hofbrauhouse in Vegas or Kentucky...
Vegas is for gambling
Kentucky is for horse racing

Germany is for Beer!

This Hofbräu is from Germany...

I found this to be a nice dark brown brew which had a nice head that lingered around for the entire pint drinking experience.
I like this beer, good classic German Dunkel.
I could have a lot of these with a couple of bbq'd brauts or soft, warm, fresh baked pretzels.
Great taste.

A message for the other Hofbrau drinkers : Try this beer and you'll go back to Vegas or Kentucky and let the other guys know that their beer doesn't hold a candle to the German version!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 19:04:19 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-12-2012 14:07:43 | More by wattoclone
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rhumbking


4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-03-2014 04:13:03 | More by rhumbking
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Cosho

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-01-2012 16:50:33 | More by Cosho
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RichardAlexander


4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amzing beer with a nice rich, full body taste. Smells like it taste. Good amount of head when poored. No bitter bite. Real nice dark malt flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. The end is much like the taste of toasted bread. Just a hint of spicyness and a little bit of hop. This beer is a real winner.

I liked it some much a had to go out a get a 1/2 keg of it at home in the kegerator. Its just as good as ever. Really a treat.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 12:05:25 | More by RichardAlexander
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Agalloch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

11-21-2013 01:23:57 | More by Agalloch
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Ahoest26


4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

12-13-2012 16:14:11 | More by Ahoest26
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suavitaer

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-04-2012 03:54:14 | More by suavitaer
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andy1701

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

04-03-2014 22:00:27 | More by andy1701
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HKUSPC40

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

11-11-2012 08:45:37 | More by HKUSPC40
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

really enjoyed this beer its nicely balanced taste and crisp clean mouthfeel just makes you want that next one. pours a medium brown with hints of ruby highlights and a beige head and a light spotty lace.

lightly roasted malt with a very light hint of caramel.

slightly sweet roasted malt with a light bitter hop finish and a lingering after taste.

light to medium mouthfeel thats crisp and clean.

this beer gets it all right.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 15:00:18 | More by billybob
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Megahertz

Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz Green bottle into a shaker. Why green, hofbrau? Why? My beer store has UV filters, but still, they only work so well, and even then, we don't know how it was handled before they get it...

A - Crystal clear brown with a massive off-white head that forms a nice, close pillow. Lots of lacing.

S - Slightly chocolatey with an herbal background. Very pleasant.

T - Smooth, doughy malt sweetness with a dark caramel note. Very light herbal hop flavor noted.

M - Light bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O - Wow, could I put down a few of these. They sure know how to do lagers in Munich.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 21:49:23 | More by Megahertz
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Very clear red-brown...bordering on light garnet. There is a small 1/4" head of off white bubbles that is there after a cautious pour. The head was on its way somewhere within the first 15 seconds, but it takes it at least a minute before it receeds into the beer.

Aroma: Lots and lots of toasty malts are the dominant aroma, and I don't think that there is really any hops here. The malt is so rich that it gives me an impression of dark cherries. It is dry and cracker like with a clean noticeable sweetness, with lots of toasty notes.

Taste: The flavor is even more malty than the flavor suggested. The sweetness is definitely there, but it is so attenuated with so many toasty notes that it is not cloying in any way, shape, or form. There is a noticeable caramel sweetness that makes itself apparent in the middle of the sip and sticks with you throughout the rest of the flavor profile. The finish is clean and malty with only a bit of sweetness and the dryness of the malt to linger. No alcohol is noticeable the entire time.

Opinion: This is a great beer, and one tha I like to drink pretty much as often as I find it. I am actually surprised that I haven't reviewed it until now because I drink it frequently...since it became available in Texas. I would recommend that you give this beer a shot if you want to know what a quality German session beer tastes like. Plenty of everything to make it a great experience to drink. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 02:29:08 | More by SkeeterHawk
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hofbrauhaus, Newport.

Dark copper-chestnut color, topped by a light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malts. The taste has a mild sweetness surrounded by nice roasted malt background. Good caramel flavors with a touch of what I would swear is chocolate, followed by a crisp finish. Lingering bitterness on the aftertaste eventually gives way to just an ever so faint sweetness. Mouthfeel is very solid. Drinakbility is excellent. Amazingly fresh. Even my grandmother and mom liked this offering. Perhaps the best dark lager I've tried. Outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2003 04:05:23 | More by aaronh
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-26-2013 00:43:48 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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tzieser

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-27-2013 07:16:06 | More by tzieser
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Storning

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-04-2014 12:42:33 | More by Storning
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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
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