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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

863 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 863
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 19
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 863 | Reviews: 282 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

SavvyStudent, Oct 31, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

tfsimpkins, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of BeerBelcher
1.63/5  rDev -56.6%
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.

BeerBelcher, May 11, 2008
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

comicblunder89, Nov 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

freditoj, Apr 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Brianhigginskc, Oct 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of ppvora
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.

ppvora, Nov 03, 2014
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2.33/5  rDev -38%
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.

B967ierhunter177, Nov 17, 2011
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2.43/5  rDev -35.4%
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!

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Thunderchief, Feb 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

thelargeone, Jul 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

ccaron93, Sep 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

LuckyLemans, Aug 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Kyrojack, Aug 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Schlafly33, Sep 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

david18, Dec 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

beaulabauve, Apr 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

ejimhof, Mar 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Didier, Jul 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

NeverSettle, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

GRFounder, Feb 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

tdatt43, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of BeerManDan
2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
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!

BeerManDan, Apr 04, 2007
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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.