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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

897 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 897
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 17
Gots: 94 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -60%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Had this on two occasions during the Superbowl, once with steak and salsa verde and once by itself. (Very good pairing in case anyone is wondering) Poured into a Hofbrau Stein glass and appears brown with some reddish hues in the light, and a large off-white head that dissipates quickly and hardly leaves any lacing.

S: Aroma's quite restrained, but with pleasant roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: Taste is much more rich and complex than the nose would suggest, with caramel, dark fruit (date, raisin), carob which fades to some spicy, herbal hops and alcohol for a lingering, dry, slightly roasty finish.

M: Medium body with quite alot of carbonation, which has pretty fluffy texture. Lends the flavors some subtlety. Very nice.

O: A very good Munich Dunkel. Nothing's really in your face, but everything is balanced impeccably.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear ruby color. The head is one inch of off white foam that recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of caramel, and toffee with some nice fruity and floral notes. The taste is similar to the aroma with a clean refreshing finish. The mouthfeel is slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a good dunkel that I would drink again.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Erdinger Weizen glass.

A - Pours a clear deep Mahogany colour with a tanned head that retains well and laces.

S - Aromas are sweet, with some caramel and a little fruit.

T - Lots of honey up front, followed by bread and yeast, the finish os dry and a little bitter.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - Not a bad Dunkel and worth a try.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark Brown color with a very clear/transparent look with minor carbonation. Head is fairly foamy, slightly brown and pours a 2 finger width.

Smell - Sweet Caramel along with some roasted malts. There's also some yeast and bready smells in here too, but there's also a slight buttery scent to it as well.

Taste - Surprisingly sweet Toffee/Caramel flavoring with a very buttery flavor surrounding it. The roasted malts here are also fairly prevalent. Interesting combination, but it works really well!

Mouthfeel - It's a light in body and the carbonation is pretty good as well, so it's pretty easy to drink. It's not quite what you would call creamy, but it still is an easy drinker!

Overall - It's not what you would call complex in flavor, but it tastes great and it's very easy to drink! What more could you ask for?

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured in a mug.

A: Pours a deep amber clear color. Forms a big tanned and bubbled head. Good retention and many lacings left

S: Smell is sweet and malty. Caramel malts. Yeasts. Very honey. Bit of citrus hops in the end.

T: Honey bomb. Caramel and caramel malts, roasted malts, yeasts and flowery hops. Dry taste, nevertheless. Very mild bitter aftertaste

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation

O: Good drinkability. Good beer. Hofbräu usual quality

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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice rich malt character with a darker caramelized quality and toffee. Very slight yeast note.
Very attractive. Brilliantly clear brown with red highlights. Tan head that settles slowly and leaves nice lacing.
Ahhh, very German in taste. Still with the richness of malt. Less sweet than what the aroma may have anticipated. Hints of hop flavor and medium length on the finish.
Classic lager feel with a slight increase in body. Very clean in character and perfectly carbonated.
Boy, good lagers can really be under appreciated. This is nice. I'd take a fresh one (stupid green bottles, why would they do that) every time.
Many thanks Todd.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.