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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

839 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 839
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 18
Gots: 67 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kingmaker, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Danno48, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

cambabeer, Jun 18, 2013
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adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
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sirsteve42, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33%

DCH, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of jas87
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A really good dark beer. It has a lot of flavor and a dark rich color. It's a pretty heavy beer so it is something I tend to drink on occasion, just for its great flavor. It's presentation is fairly nice when poured into a serving glass. This is honestly one of my favorite beers and I believe it exemplifies what a dark beer should look and taste like.

jas87, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of IronLover
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maple brown with an orangish hue and perfect clarity. Poured with thick off-white foam that reduced to a wispy cap that left sheets of wet lacings on the glass. Earthy, sweet and lightly toasted malt and dark brown aromas, with toffee toward the end. Medium bodied with smooth, but aggressive carbonation through the middle leaving the body a bit thin toward the end. Dark bread and toasted malt flavors up front. Light floral hop bitterness through the middle followed by toffee notes and bready, toasted flavors toward the end. Finishes clean and crisp with floral hop and bready malt notes. A great malty German beer that’s very easy to drink.

IronLover, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mwz5021, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Notes transferred from the archives, I had this one last summer up in cabin at Frankenmuth. It pours with a nice, burgundy and brown color, exhibiting decent clarity throughout. The head was nice and light-tan, foamy, and shows decent retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Lightly toasted caramel, toffee, musty hops, and a slight metallic twinge are the main components of the aroma. I wanna say there's some faint cocoa notes somewhere, but they're only mildly noticeable at best. Yeast is heavy, especially at the end of the profile, giving way to that characteristic fresh and crisp yeasty lager aroma. Fresh and refreshing.

The taste follows along pretty nicely, a touch watered down, but still packed with decent flavor. Nice, lightly roasted malts, caramel and toffee, a powerful nuttiness and a mild touch of musty and dry tasting hops. No doubt that the malts are king here, though the beer drinks easily and never errs on the side of being too sweet.

One of the best thing about lagers is the beautiful yeast and the crisp, clean taste it provides. That sentiment rings true in this brew as well, with a finish that leans heavily towards that wonderful lager yeast. Crispy, clean, faintly sulfuric, and lightly bready. Light bodied with a clean, snappy mouth feel and a relatively dry finish.

Highly drinkable brew, right here. Drinking this one during our summer camping trip at Frankenmuth was perfect; it went nicely with the hot dogs and hamburgers that day, and this is something I would gladly have again.

tectactoe, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

PStriedl, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mattyrubes, Jun 09, 2013
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shamrok, Jun 09, 2013
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tourdot, Jun 08, 2013
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DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Boone757, Jun 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can enough of this beer. My all time favorite. Hands down one of the best in my opinion. My brother went on holiday to Germany and mention about this great beer he had. Turns out las Vegas has a Hofbrauhaus. I had a stein and I fell in love with it ever since.

Hofbrauman, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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speedvagen, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 839 ratings.