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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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795 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 16
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website

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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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%

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%

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 B967ierhunter177
2.33/5  rDev -38%

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
2.43/5  rDev -35.4%

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 26, 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%

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 03, 2007
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2.88/5  rDev -23.4%

A - Dr. Pepper colored with a flimsy tan head that disappears quickly. This beer is pretty much see-through, with a caramelized sugar hue and very little lace.

S - Caramel malt with some soy sauce, malt vinegar, and deep fried notes. This reminds me of the way that Long John Silver's smells from the parking lot. There are some Asian vegetable notes like cabbage and bok choy. It doesn't really smell good in the traditional sense, but it's got me interested.

T - Lightly toasted malts with those oddball Asian vegetable flavors. Pickled cabbage and soy sauce. Maybe my bottle is bad, but these flavors aren't all together nasty...they are just odd.

M - Light bodied and slightly oily. This has a very clean finish with almost no aftertaste.

D - I really don't like this beer much, but for some reason that would not stop be from drinking a bunch of this. Sessionable if not delectable. It's clean and unoffensive and I think that's the point with this style.

pmcadamis, Jul 22, 2008
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2.88/5  rDev -23.4%

Dark brown with hints of red , cherry coloration and a thick off white one finger head lace like spiderweb...

An aroma of heavy wet grain fills the nose, malts and a hint of pumpernickel

Tatses sweet, with wheat and whole grain bread, a wash of malts and a touch of hop bitterness in the background. Quite simple

Light bodied, and almost watery, small carbonation

A straightforward beer, nothing exemplary, I enjoyed the hefe a touch more. I wouldn't recommend this over other dunkels though.

JoeAmerican77, Mar 13, 2011
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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.