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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

713 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 29 | 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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Strix

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear very dark brown, decent initial head that gradually fades to nothing..

Caramel and bready smell.

Bready and caramel malts, fig, and a bit of hop spice.

Light carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

This was solid, but didn't really stand out for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 04:10:33 | More by Strix
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piconaut

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-29-2012 04:53:32 | More by piconaut
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Prestonlegal

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-28-2012 22:49:24 | More by Prestonlegal
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Offa

California

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good, solid dunkel, characterful yet very drinkable, if simple.

Copper brown, it has a smallish tan head soon thinning to foamy ring.

Aroma is caramelised barley, wood, herb & spice hints, very nice.

Taste is nice darkly toasty barley, slightly caramelly peppery spice & wood, almost a bitter orange quality like Amer (the aperitif). Very woody, balanced, it is simple and straightforward, but has a good, solid, well-rounded character and is nicely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 23:42:33 | More by Offa
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/21/12 notes. Had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore at their German Beerfest. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a very dark brown color with two inches of off white fluffy head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, toasted malts, caramel malts, some light dark fruits, and bready malts. Super roasty and malty, but very nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, caramel malts, toffee, bready malts, toasted malts, plums, figs, raisins, and dark fruits. More caramel than the nose and lots of roastiness again.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Super smooth and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good dunkel. Super roasty and some nice caramel in the taste, and easy to drink. Would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2012 21:33:16 | More by mdfb79
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-23-2012 06:28:32 | More by strongaf
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-21-2012 15:52:37 | More by Kopfmeister60
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pkalix

California

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

now this is a truly special review for me.
after just leaving the famous OLD WORLD in Huntington Beach and having one of these on tap, i come home to find a bottle of this superb nectar in my frig (i like to surprise myself). minus the great ambience of THE RATHSKELLER downstairs at Old World, i am now comparing the keg version of the pub and the bottled version in my frig.
both had a great head expected of decent (although commercial) german brews which dissipated into nothing in the bottled version but lingered a bit longer in the kegged version. both are a beautiful, coppery brown with the traditional malty smell and caramel-ly taste. smell is also of that traditional and beautiful (not sure what kind) malt and is also present in the other commercials like paulaner etc....
little carbonation in the taste but after putting the glass down there becomes a mini explosion of tiny bubbles rising to create a thin layer of foam.
overall, who couldnt love this brew except for one who has simply had too many german commercials in his life? it's not an outstanding tasting brew, but commercially, head to head with any othe country on the globe, the germans have got beer right.
i have to admit, however, that the first tatsings of the kegged version were unmarred as the latter tastes became slightly impaired by the sauerkraut and bratwurst which lent a tad numbing bitterness to the taste. but, man, i wish i were still at The Rathskeller. . . . . .
oh, and one more.... WHY/HOW CAN THERE BE NO PICTURE OF THIS BEER ON THE SITE???? so, i am uploading my picture. what a beautiful picture it is, isnt it? okay, never mind- it wont upload my jpeg. maybe THAT's why there's no pictures...

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2012 22:31:44 | More by pkalix
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-18-2012 00:30:53 | More by Chugs13
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-12-2012 14:07:43 | More by wattoclone
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Analog_kid

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-11-2012 04:15:59 | More by Analog_kid
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RyanMarshall27

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-11-2012 01:35:07 | More by RyanMarshall27
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-08-2012 22:21:43 | More by TheHoppiest
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-08-2012 02:01:31 | More by mmilyko
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-08-2012 01:55:42 | More by tmars13
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suavitaer

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-04-2012 03:54:14 | More by suavitaer
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Riverared

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-03-2012 22:31:57 | More by Riverared
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-03-2012 03:25:03 | More by redleg64
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MadScientist

New York

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a medium-dark copper with great ruby highlights. The cream light tan head has a moderate retention period

S: There is an initial light DMS note that quickly goes away, along with it seems like a quick flash of German hops but that's the last you ever smell of hops in this beer. A moderate roast grain and slight graininess dominate the aroma with a slight biscuity and very slight caramel notes. There is no fruity esters, no diacetyl and no DMS.

T: A soft palate feel and a somewhat complex roasted malt flavor dominate. There is a little caramel like sweetness with a moderate hop bitterness and no hop flavor. The balance is event between roasted malt and hop bitterness. The finish off dry with and aftertaste of roasted grain hop bitterness. A moderately-light toffee that shows as the beers is warms up.

M: The mouth feel is very soft and creamy with a medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation. There is no warmth nor astringency.

O: This is a roasty and moderately bitter beer with clean lager fermentation. The subtleties keep this from be a two dimensional beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 22:45:48 | More by MadScientist
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azdback

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-01-2012 06:35:59 | More by azdback
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-27-2012 15:38:36 | More by beerpadawan
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cjac

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-24-2012 02:34:45 | More by cjac
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mrdziuban

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-23-2012 23:27:48 | More by mrdziuban
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-21-2012 23:56:25 | More by rolltide8425
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-14-2012 23:48:11 | More by brendaniel
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
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