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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

725 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 34 | 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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KevinRailton

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +33%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-30-2014 01:45:03 | More by JDeming
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drwatson32

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-29-2014 03:08:37 | More by drwatson32
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We open a pair of bottles, pouring into our Bell’s Weizen glasses. It shows a deep amber, ruby coloring. This supports a solid three finger head of snowy, cakey golden-hued foam. Retention is excellent. Carbonation is minimal. The nose gives chalky and dry maltiness of wheat, roasty caramels, crystals, and ruddy pales, with support from corn and mineral, vanilla extract, rosehip, aluminum, mineral water, and gingerbread sugars. The taste gives cherry sugars, twine, plastic and chemical phenols, banana esters, black pepper and clovey spice, sweet red apple juiciness, freshly harvested grassy hoppiness, sweaty saltiness, toasty wheatiness and caramel malts, soy sauce, crystalized cane sugar, and dusty muskiness. The body is on the lighter side, with decent carbonation. The mouth is left neither coated nor dried, but rather somewhere in a neutral middle of the two. It shows nice slurp and creaminess to it. The abv is appropriate, and the beer glugs back easily.

Overall, this is a new style for us, and we’ve been very excited for this foray. For whatever reason, of all the styles we’re currently missing on BA, this was towards the top of our list. As lovers of Münich style lagers, this one certainly does the region and the country justice. The beer remains light enough in feel, much in the same way the helles lagers do, to keep the beer from becoming overpowering or overbearing. The flavoring is robust, but packaged in such a simply and decidedly light fashion. It works very well.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 22:57:28 | More by TheBrewo
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2014 19:44:49 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Jolly-Roger


4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-26-2014 23:59:17 | More by Jolly-Roger
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2014 16:27:57 | More by DuffDaddy
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-26-2014 05:28:11 | More by Jasoncolliver
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joemochas

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-25-2014 23:39:19 | More by joemochas
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MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-23-2014 17:05:37 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
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lx7x7xl


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-22-2014 11:39:29 | More by lx7x7xl
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Acforster2

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-22-2014 03:22:28 | More by Acforster2
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 01:53:44 | More by beerme626
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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-20-2014 23:35:18 | More by toppoop
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Durge

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-19-2014 06:01:50 | More by Durge
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2014 23:55:38 | More by Duff27
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-13-2014 16:16:43 | More by innominat
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AmericanPaleMale666

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - body was a dark amber, thin cream colored head
N - malty, chocolatey, you can sense some grain and bread tones also
M - lighter than expected given the appearance but still full feeling
T - great, follows the nose, malty and chocolatey
O - great traditional German brew. Wonderful from the tap at the hofbräus house but great from the bottle as well. Refreshing wether on the beach or inside on a winters night

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 03:45:44 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
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Tiermeister

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-09-2014 21:13:49 | More by Tiermeister
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-09-2014 18:25:00 | More by TX-Badger
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-08-2014 17:07:20 | More by bcsbeer
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utfiero

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-08-2014 16:31:27 | More by utfiero
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-08-2014 11:26:42 | More by scootercrabb
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thumperskibum

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-07-2014 18:04:13 | More by thumperskibum
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rev_jimmy

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-04-2014 21:29:32 | More by rev_jimmy
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.