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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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BA SCORE
86
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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ngandhi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.
ng

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2003 19:21:27 | More by ngandhi
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-05-2014 21:22:40 | More by DaveMiller
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-15-2014 20:41:27 | More by BillRoth
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 17:40:19 | More by beerdrifter
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Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-23-2014 03:26:08 | More by DOCRW
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-31-2013 04:08:34 | More by CoryR
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Danegerous123

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-28-2013 20:45:36 | More by Danegerous123
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-22-2013 01:49:12 | More by ilikebeer03
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-16-2013 23:40:24 | More by brandonld23
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-16-2013 21:07:02 | More by BJasny
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-04-2013 12:09:13 | More by dcmchew
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-01-2013 19:28:52 | More by innominat
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-28-2013 19:47:21 | More by ssgunbond
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mborden

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-19-2013 12:32:21 | More by mborden
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-05-2013 11:15:25 | More by Abe_Froman
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-30-2013 16:48:07 | More by tourdot
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2013 17:00:18 | More by herrburgess
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2013 22:54:03 | More by dalepryor
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: I see people are calling the body of this beer as cola brown, and that is appropriate, as it boasts that dark black with brown highlights appearance. However slow carbonation and two fingers of frothy head which both laced fairly and boasted the same retention.

Smell: It has a smokey undercurrent that is backed by a light dark toffee and chocolate undertone. The smokiness becomes more assertive as it warms, which seem a bit much for a dark lager.

Taste: Well roasted toffee malt with touches of herbs becomes more and more roasted and nearly burnt ending with a smokey end. It's simple but robust and well done.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation could use a little work, but the transitioning is exceptional, however that smokey end seems a bit out of place, and leaves a slight dryness, but thankfully it doesn't linger.

Drinkability: Medium to heavy bodied, which I'd expect more from a porter but it works here. The odd smokey pang somewhat hampers the experience, but I wouldn't say it stoped the beer dead. It went great with the schnitzel I had.

Final Thoughts: A good beer that I would recommend, and certainly went exceptionally well with the schnitzel and spatzle I had at the Black Forest Inn in Hamilton. Thumbs up.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 00:54:49 | More by TheHammer
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-06-2013 08:56:19 | More by Michaeldmanley
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-25-2012 22:03:33 | More by ejimhof
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-10-2012 15:25:26 | More by pknyc
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-16-2012 00:44:04 | More by Twifiter
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught in a plastic pint

Fast reducing three finger off-white head, with a coca-cola appearance, lacing is noticeable

Violently carbonated

Smells of hay, bready malt, chocolate, and coffee

Taste: reminiscent of Michelob's Amber Bock. Chocolate, malts, bready toastiness, and a dry finish

Mouthfeel: Thicker than Amber Bock, and Spaten's Muinch Dunkel.

Overall, I would have this again, but I do not know if I would have this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2012 18:07:34 | More by BierStein711
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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