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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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very good

796 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 16
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

twizzbeatz, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of wowbagger
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice dark amber color. Middle of the road head with middle of the road retention.

Smells a little peppery. Nothing exciting, just normal beery smell mostly, maybe a little staleness.

First taste gives a bit of that spice but not much more. Doesn't taste 'dark' really, maybe a more flavorful light beer.

Good mouthfeel, maybe a bit thin but it rolls around the tongue nicely. A good full swallow reveals some good balanced hop and a residual sweetness. It feels very light, but not overly simple or watery at all. A good mix of just a few things which works very well.

I feel like this is a good beer to have on hand for company or maybe with a meal. It's straightforward and gives the sense of a brewer who has worked hard to perfect a simple recipe. I would recommend.

wowbagger, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

powdersoldier, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Johnnyramirez, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Metz, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Gschaf, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pirmannt1, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

BierMeister21, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

grittybrews, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

NorCalYeti, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

tdog2983, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MidloRapid, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Dyce, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled on 5/14/2012. Pours fairly clear dark copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, raisin, toast, dark bread, molasses, herbal, floral, and earthy hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toffee, toast, dark bread, light chocolate, cracker grain, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy hops. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, cracker, grass, floral, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness of dark malty flavors; with nice light floral hop balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, lightly sick, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good dunkel lager. Nicely robust and balanced flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

hopmashian, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ZachKelly, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

iKrystin, Jan 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jan 12, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a brilliant dark red color with a small whiteish head. The head lasts but is not very strong.

The aroma of the beer is roasted with some fruitiness from the yeast. No hops can be detected. Very lager like in quality with the clean nose and somewhat subtle fruit aroma.

The beer tastes clean, very well balanced. Somewhat of a malty finish with a hint of roast and caramel. Very simple.

Mouthfeel is medium and nothing special.

Overall the beer is okay. It i very drinkable and it is free of an technical flaws. It is also not the best example of a dunkel that I have had.

LeeryLeprechaun, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TGERUS, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Fakexican, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BlackTuesday, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

lefty, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DonaldS, Dec 30, 2012
Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.