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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

911 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 105 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked L-030-M-08:49. Sampled on October 5, 2013.

It has a handsome looking Dunkel-like pour of mahogany brown with occasional red highlights and a short-lived off-white head. A minor chill haze.

Green bottle, so yeah, it has a touch of skunkiness unfortunately but once I pushed that aroma aside I picked up a decent German malt character, nuttiness, molasses, and a general sweetness.

The body is about medium.

The taste is generally on the sweet side with a full malty character, a hint of smoke, and a low to moderate bitterness. I enjoyed it.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this in a half liter mug drafted in an irish pub in Guilin, China. For someone who was born a good hours ride from Munich it is remarkable that I had this first on the other side of theworld

Looks nice but not extraordinary with its white fine foam that reduces to a thin layer leaving lacing and its dark rather brown than black body

Smell is also not the strong point. There are dark malts and maybe some sweetness but it is difficult to get smell out of a mug sitting outside in heavy tropical rains though.

I taste sweetened coffee but no roasted flavors. Ends on a moderate bitter note

Feels smooth, light to medium body, fine carbomation

Very nice Dunkel, great dark malt flavor without any roasted malt bitterness, very drinkable. Great find in this part of the world.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Great red-brown-amber color with a heavy layer of tan lacing on the rim. Foam and carbonation are just ok, but I love the color.

Smell: Heavy notes of oak. This is also has that skunky-but-not-really-skunked smell to it due to how musty it is.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Definitely has that musty German flavor to it. Heavily malted with hints of coffee. Molasses and raisins in the finish. Mouthfeel could use some more carbonation. Definitely too light. I know it's a lager, but this is too clean.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my favorite beers, a smooth brew with good flavor. After 2 or 3 you will be feeling pretty good. A bit pricey for what it is though. It's a great beer that packs a punch and leave a good aftertaste. Not dry at all, down to the last drop. A truly notable brew.

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.