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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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919 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 21
Gots: 109 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

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Ratings: 919 | Reviews: 294
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1.64/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I had this from a bottle (no date code of course) and thought it quite marginal. It was quite vegetal in aroma and flavor, with abundant cereal-ness that reminded me a great deal of Play-D. I poured most of it out.

Color was a surprising bronze-color, that was unlike any other beer I can recall. Aroma and flavor were unpleasant, vegetal and grainy. Mouthfeel was unremarkable.

I do not recommend this beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. glass bottle into a lager glass.

Appearance: Copper brown color with about 2 fingers of head, good aeration.
Aroma: Mostly barley, a little bit of hops.
Taste: Strong malty taste, with some nuts and caramel in the background. No hops or barley...malt all the way with some nuts and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Fine, no surprises here.

If you love a malty beer, you'll like this one. It felt a bit filling too.

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2.29/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear, dark amber with 3/4 inch head and lasting lace. The aroma is a bit skunked with some caramel, and sweet roasted malt. The flavor is of caramel, root beer barrel candy, grass and a hop tang in the finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium, a bit sticky. Hofbrau Dunkel is an average beer, recommended.

2.42/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brown color, crystal clear appearance. Tan froth creates a lively & brief crown. Toasted, slight woody, herbal aromas, hints of diacetyl. Sweet toasted & syrupy flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation resolves in a watery texture. Candy flavor, hues of sweet almonds & nutmeg liquor touch are displayed in the middle. Sweet finish. Unbalanced & cloying!

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2.86/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When poured in my glass, it showed promise in the color. A nice dark amber with average off with foam.

But the smell of this ale was not promising. The armoa was something I couldn't put my finger on.

With the first sip, I could taste the roasted malts, but that was it. After the first sip, it was really nothing special. In fact, it sort of boring. Not impressed with this dunkel ale. I'm really disappointed, I expected much more!

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.