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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of OWSLEY069
1.7/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

OWSLEY069, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Derek, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of mborden
3/5  rDev -21.9%

mborden, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of blue-dream
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

blue-dream, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Abe_Froman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Abe_Froman, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark reddish brown colour with a two-finger sized brownish white head.

Similar to a lot of dark lagers at first with a strong malt aroma. This is followed by hints of toffee and caramel, there is also a bit of coffee too.

A nice caramel/toffee combination that matches the smell of the beer and is backed up somewhat by faint chocolate flavours.

Medium bodied and ever so slightly dry in the finish, it is quite smooth and a little bitter in the finish.

A quite nice beer that was pretty easy on the palate & nice to drink.

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flyingpig, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of beerdrifter
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...

beerdrifter, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of EPICAC
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, ruby-brown with a dense, one-finger, beige head that fades to a patchy film.

Smell: Caramel, dark fruit and a light roastiness.

Taste: Some nondescript sweet malts, hints of caramel, light fruitiness and moderate roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Watery with low carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy enough to drink.

EPICAC, Dec 30, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Trashcat, Saturday at 06:03 PM
Photo of biboergosum
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

biboergosum, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tourdot, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Danegerous123, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of dalepryor
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ssgunbond, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of capuchinpilates
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

capuchinpilates, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DJGreg, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gusler, Mar 15, 2003
Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Having finished my lunch and first bier at the Altes Hackerhaus, I was ready for a second round. I had started with their Doppelbock, and I signaled for a refill. Unfortunately, my waittress thought I was quaffing the Dunkel and not the DBock, so....

This one was a clear, deep, dark chestnut. Head was beige and fine, lasted well, though it left little lacing. Nose was restrained, with some caramel and a smidge of grassiness. As far as mouthfeel goes, this one was fairly even over the palate, and had a medium body.

Tastes of some caramel, with light sweetness, and also a smidge of chocolate lurking in there. The finish is dry, with some bitter hops hitting the tastebuds. As it warmed and I quaffed more, the bitterness dissipated. Still, a mid-pack Dunkel.


look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 3.5


Bierman9, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of dasenebler
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

.5L swing-top, best before the end of August 2011.

Pours a wonderfully clear and bright reddish brown. The modest head is off-white with compact foam; decent retention and lacing.

The aroma is very good for the style, with a doughy, malty character and even some raisins and ripe dark fruit.

The flavor is well-balanced, but boring compared to the best examples of the style. Clean and crisp, with toasted malt notes though only a bit of the rich, Bock-like notes the best Dunkels seem to have. The mouthfeel has fine carbonation and doesn't get in the way of the drink-- really the goal of this type of lager.

In the end it's a well-made, drinkable beer, but it just misses the mark for my palate.

dasenebler, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of TheHammer
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.

TheHammer, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of donnebaby
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I, too, had this on-tap at Ludwig's ;)

Thick dark tan, this heavy top looks more like a cream ale than any other alt I've every seen. Interesting. Nose was caramel malts, complementary.

Mild alt taste and feel, with a great even mouthfeel, creamy and softly carbonated. Notes of dry graham and caramel in the mouth, and a lasting dry malty feel in the aftertaste, combined w some bitter hops.

Not a bad beer for drinking lots of--mild and balanced.

donnebaby, Sep 29, 2004
Photo of hiikeeba
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

hiikeeba, Oct 06, 2007
Photo of BierStein711
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.

BierStein711, Sep 24, 2012
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.