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Hofbräu Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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899 Ratings
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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 18
Gots: 97 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

A: Dark brown pour into 1L dimpled Hofbrauhaus mug in Munich. Produces a tan head with a moderate amount of lacing.
S: Aromas of roasted malt and barley.
T: Roasted malt, caramel and slight toffee flkavors are present.
M: Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.
O: It does not get any better than enjoying a liter of a great Dunkel with the HB Wurst platter and sauerkraut. This was a definite must while visiting Munich. Very glad I did it and would enjoy another.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BelgiumBill
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium brown with amber and ruby highlights topped by a vanishing canvas colored head.

Smelled of sweet malts, grain, rice.

Rich and malty with nice caramel sweetness, grains.

Low carbonation with a quick clean finish. A hint of bite at the end.

Overall a solid, highly drinkable brew that was a good match for my turkey sandwich.

Photo of dvanhandel
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of greenbeer29
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours deep copper with a red hue into my snifter with two fingers of off white head, moderate retention and minimal lacing.

S - Grain/bread malts, caramel, molasses and mild dark fruit.

T - Less sweet than anticipated, grainy, bead malts, mild caramel, rather bitter from start to finish and at the end the malts make their presence known again.

M - Feels kind of thin and over carbonated.

O - Easy to drink, nothing too exciting though.

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear mahogany color with a good head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt and caramel with a hint of fresh grain.

T: Has a taste of roasted malt, with caramel and nuts. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: medium body, crisp and smooth. Well balanced.

Goes down easy, nice representation of the style.

Photo of RepMichigan
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drank from a 12oz bottle

A: dark almost black

Smell: smells a little skunky, not in a bad way but how all HB smells to me, i enjoy it

Taste: taste like a dark beer, a little generic. Smoky and a little bit of malt to it. very nice taste

Mouthfeel: good carbonation, goes down smoothly

Overall: a great beer not very complex but enjoyable simple

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear brown with a medium white head, solid retention.

S: Nice slightly roasted smell, with fresh bread, bordering on dopplebock. Best after it warms up a bit.

T: Has some minerality upfront with a classic malt profile in this style. Tasty.

M: Light-bodied, crisp biting carbonation. Smooth, clean finish.

O: This was a nice find in the import section. Glad it wasn't skunked. Well worth a pick up at $1.59 a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.29/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear, dark amber with 3/4 inch head and lasting lace. The aroma is a bit skunked with some caramel, and sweet roasted malt. The flavor is of caramel, root beer barrel candy, grass and a hop tang in the finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium, a bit sticky. Hofbrau Dunkel is an average beer, recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.