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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | 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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Ratings: 774 | Reviews: 275 | Display Reviews Only:
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SavvyStudent

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.4%

10-31-2012 03:35:52 | More by SavvyStudent
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

02-09-2012 20:04:31 | More by tfsimpkins
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

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.

05-11-2008 19:15:21 | More by BeerBelcher
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freditoj

Alabama

2/5  rDev -46.8%

04-25-2013 03:20:00 | More by freditoj
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Brianhigginskc

Missouri

2/5  rDev -46.8%

10-11-2013 00:10:01 | More by Brianhigginskc
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-12-2013 02:34:53 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

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.

11-17-2011 01:16:30 | More by B967ierhunter177
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

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!

03-09-2014 22:24:15 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Thunderchief

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

02-27-2012 23:36:03 | More by Thunderchief
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thelargeone

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

07-30-2014 20:07:35 | More by thelargeone
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

02-18-2014 03:05:45 | More by brutusmuktuk
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LuckyLemans

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-01-2014 00:51:17 | More by LuckyLemans
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-04-2014 19:16:07 | More by Kyrojack
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

09-30-2013 20:24:59 | More by Schlafly33
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david18

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

12-30-2013 15:16:13 | More by david18
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

04-30-2012 01:37:50 | More by beaulabauve
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

03-10-2013 00:38:11 | More by ejimhof
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Didier

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

07-04-2012 20:49:06 | More by Didier
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

09-26-2013 23:23:20 | More by NeverSettle
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GRFounder

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

02-21-2013 23:13:15 | More by GRFounder
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tdatt43

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

03-21-2013 00:59:58 | More by tdatt43
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BeerManDan

California

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!

04-03-2007 23:14:42 | More by BeerManDan
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pmcadamis

Illinois

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.

07-22-2008 18:09:38 | More by pmcadamis
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

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.

03-13-2011 03:28:22 | More by JoeAmerican77
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -22.9%

I had high hopes for this beer; It looked absolutely beautiful behind green glass- then it pours to a nice and smooth brown.

Unfortunately the great things end here; there is a watery start, a lousy mouthfeel, the lack of any appreciable body, depth or complexity of flavor. The beer is bitter but not in a very good way, in a bland, awful sort of way.

This is a beer for avoiding.

08-27-2009 15:29:51 | More by andjusticeforale
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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
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