Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München
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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
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
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.