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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002)
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Reviews by ngandhi:
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

On-tap at Mike and Molly's in Champaign, IL under the name "Hacker-Pschorr Alt." A little research tells me that Alt Dark is Munchner Dunkel. If I'm wrong, please drop me a line.

It looks very rich in the glass, dark brown with a fluffy (but unstable) head. It's okay; you don't need much more than the lace that remains because what's inside is pure malt.

It smells of currants and exactly like a doppelbock. The taste develops into much of the same. My first thought was Salvator, but better. Very raisiny with ripe red grapes to the point of tasting almost like cognac. In fact, this beer married well with the Martell I had later. Some chocolate, everything you want in a dunkel and more. No phenols. Very, very sweet. There's a lot of flavor in this beer, a lot of richness, but not much distinction between the characteristics. There is no development, per se, but it's a hell of a treat nonetheless.

The texture is textbook Hacker-Pschorr -- smooth and velvety. Easy to drink. Finishes long with a very natural berry sweetness.

A lot of care went into making this beer. Whatever you think of it or the style (which is not at all my favorite), Alt Munich Dark shines with craft.

Relax, relax.

08-15-2003 19:21:27 | More by ngandhi
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Fast becoming a style favorite for me,nice dark brown color with modest head.Very malty sweet smelling,caramel,toffee?There was a little hop presence in taste,but the dark malt profile is the star of the show here with some chocolate and light buttery caramel.Mellow and highly drinkable fresh tasting moderate alcohol.The best beer I have had from Hacker-Pshorr.

03-16-2003 06:37:38 | More by oberon
Photo of Twifiter


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-16-2012 00:44:04 | More by Twifiter
Photo of innominat


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-01-2013 19:28:52 | More by innominat
Photo of ADR


4.25/5  rDev +11%

On tap at Patrick McGovern's, St. Paul, MN...

Dark amber and clear appearance, with a frothy head of 1/4 of an inch. Simple string laces. Sweet aroma, caramel and slight apple emphasis. Nice mouthfeel, velevety with a stylish moderate carbonation. Flavor is exceptionally well balanced, good combination of malt impressions that cross into shortbread and peach preserves -- like jam on toast. Slight hop assertion, somewhat oak-like at the close, slight drying. This is no moster brew, just really well-composed and exceptionally quaffable.

01-09-2004 19:37:28 | More by ADR
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

A pint at Three Boars. Hooray for actual rotating taps!

This beer appears a clear, dark cola hue, witb one anemic finger of tight foamy beige head, which wisps away in an instance, leaving a low berm wash of lace around the glass.

It smells of soft caramel malt, a bit of oily nutiness, some Scandinavian cracker, and mild noble hops. The taste is lightly roasted, bready caramel malt, a slight sour fruitiness, and wet hay, soft grassy hops.

The bubbles are fairly restrained, the body an innocuous medium weight, a tad oily, but generally smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, caramel, edgy toffee, and mildly astringent dark fruit doing the honours.

A decent dunkel lager, with just enough fruity sourness and latent hops to offset and balance the mainstage malt. Nice to see this repped in E-town.

08-23-2012 01:41:07 | More by biboergosum
Photo of cokes


4.3/5  rDev +12.3%

Fluid garnet with a milky tan foam. Gleaming, clear and clean.
Toffee-leaning malty nose, with flourishes of dark breads and darker fruits.
Enters with a molasses-flooded green raisin sweetness. Loads of that wonderful German maltiness with the suggestions of carameled plums. Bready, pumpernickel loaf middle, with a few raw grains poking out, all joined by a lurking chocolate impression. Drier at this point. Hopping is subdued but adds a black tea, herbal finish.
Medium bodied, sparce carbonation. Velvet caress.
One of, if not the best dunkel I've had. If you see this on tap, it is your duty to gobble it down by the litre.

07-20-2003 06:25:47 | More by cokes
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-23-2014 03:26:08 | More by DOCRW
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-30-2013 16:48:07 | More by tourdot
Photo of Big_Dave


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-04-2014 06:49:05 | More by Big_Dave
Photo of Gusler


3.53/5  rDev -7.8%

A deep brown on the pour, the head modest in size, frothy in texture and the color a light tan as it dissipates the lace left behind a nice covering upon the glass. Mostly malt nose, sweet, hints of caramel, clean and fresh, with the start sweet and thickly malt, top moderate in feel, the finish is moderately carbonated, the hops pleasing in their spicy presence, quite dry and drinkable.

03-15-2003 19:22:53 | More by Gusler
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-10-2012 15:25:26 | More by pknyc
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-05-2012 04:10:45 | More by Stoffel
Photo of beerdrifter


3.41/5  rDev -11%

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and nice lacing. Very earthy, malty nose with hints of brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, tea, and subtle cocoa. The taste follows suit lots of earthiness and brown bread along with hints of toffee, tea, caramel, tobacco, subtle cocoa, and leather. The mouthfeel is thinner than expected with really low carbonation and a lot of mineral character on the finish. Overall, I was slightly disappointed with this. The mineral taste was really off-putting and it was sweeter than I had expected. Probably won't revisit...

03-12-2014 17:40:19 | More by beerdrifter
Photo of hiikeeba


3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

Had this on tap at Fredericksburg's Oktoberfest. Pour us dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. There's a hint of roasted malt in the aroma, but little else. It tastes clean with a hint of roasted malt sweetness. Very smooth taste that doesn't over power you with roast malts.

10-06-2007 20:06:42 | More by hiikeeba
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Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

On draught at WVRST, into a branded tulip glass.

Dark brown with some burgundy highlights around the edges. Tan head with some OK lace and a film of retention. Nose has some copper/metal, dark malts with some fruitiness. Taste has more dark malts, still a bit of metal, dark fruits and some caramel and bread. A bit of graininess. Fairly light feel, almost watery. A drinkable Munich Dunkel, with medium carbonation and a moderate sweetness in the finish.

05-16-2012 16:02:35 | More by liamt07
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2013 01:49:12 | More by ilikebeer03
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-28-2012 06:19:21 | More by fisherbray
Photo of crossovert


4.55/5  rDev +18.8%

500ml flip-top bottle. Mindestine haltbar bis Ende: 01/12.

It has a very nice pour It is a deep reddish/orangeish brown color with a nice off-white/tanish head that sticks for a bit then leaves some decent lacing.

The smell is decisively sweeter than most Dunkels. It has a noticeable caramel presence, flowery hops, dough, honey, and a hint of fruitiness. It smells fresh, and surprisingly rich.

The flavor cuts back on the sweetness, instead bringing an abnormally high roastiness for the style to the plate. It is still subtle like a munich dunkel should be. It has notes of roasted malt, caramel, bread, mineral water, and some herbal hops that give away nice bitterness in the finish. It really isn't that sweet at all after a few sips, but rather refreshing. The roastiness also leaves pretty quickly when you drink it. It basically turns into a slightly roastier and more bitter Munich Helles lager, which is what the Munich dunkel should be.

This is one that you just salivate for on a hot summer day.

05-23-2011 16:10:03 | More by crossovert
Photo of OWSLEY069


1.7/5  rDev -55.6%

Pours a deep amber to brown-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small roast and a somewhat malty. In the taste, a small maltiness, small notes of fruit, but really lacking flavor. A smooth and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a note of dry maltiness in the aftertaste. A small aroma, but lacking everywhere else, not much there.

02-27-2012 17:21:25 | More by OWSLEY069
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-28-2013 20:45:36 | More by Danegerous123
Photo of Paincane


4.1/5  rDev +7%

A: Reddish brown color with a tan head.
enjoyed at a ski resort near Garmisch, Germany.
S: Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate.
T: Roasted malt with coffee and chocolate in the middle and a hop bitter finish.
M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
O: Enjoyed this beer greatly and would have another given the opportunity.

12-24-2011 19:31:30 | More by Paincane
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-30-2011 21:41:55 | More by cdwil
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-16-2011 16:39:31 | More by shwami
Photo of AChamberlain


4/5  rDev +4.4%

I've had this a few times at the Gate in Park Slope Brooklyn.

A: Dark ruby. Transparent, barely though. Thin head. Very tasty looking.

S: Fruit, raisins. Good toasted malt aroma

T: Sweet malt flavor at first and follows up with raisiny flavors. Quite good.

MF: Medium bodied, yet very wet. Glides down your throat.

D: Very drinkable.

Overall very good, Easy to session, but a bit generic. Nothing really stands out. But solid in the end. Have a few.

04-18-2007 19:56:46 | More by AChamberlain
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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