Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Pittsburgh restaurant.

A: The dunkel lager is a dark caramel and chocolate color, bright enough to be brightened when lights shines through but generally opaque. A finger of head coats the top of the glass but the 0.5L mark was hit.

S: The nose is caramel sweet with a firm bready grain base. Not much hop-wise but a nice chewy aroma.

T: The first sip is loaded with sweet malts, mainly caramel with a nice toasted flavor underlying the sweetness. Again, hops aren't a major factor but they aren't missed. A nice chewy ale to sip on.

M: The mouthfeel is clean with a crisp taste. I enjoyed quaffing this one.

D: A solid session lager that never felt heavy as I drank it.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A nice deep brown in color. Lighter than expected with a nice frothy head. They love the head here!

S - Slight roasted character, mild grain and hops with a touch of bread.

T - The roast-ness of this beer almost comes off smokey much more so even touching into a mild coffee. The bready sweetness rounds the bitter roast giving the palate a clean finish.

M - A very sweet and drinkable dunkel. Not too bitter!

D - Another great offering from Hofbräu! I only rate the drinkability a four since I would order the hefe hands down first before touching waters with this beer. Doesn't mean it's bad it's just not my first choice. Very succession-able though!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour in 1 liter mug was root beer brown with 3 finger off-white creamy head. Heavenly caramel and malt aroma. Mild taste of bread, caramel and malt. Very light hop taste on the tail end. Moderate to light body and carbonation. This is a very balanced brew to quaff a few. But alas , , , there is the German food I had to make room for.

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clean copper to orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, like a mixture of a lager and caramel. In the taste, caramel, earthy, and a small fruitiness. A smooth and medium to light mouthfeel, with a clean fruit and caramel stickiness in the aftertaste. OK, nice flavor but still quite lager ish.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. Lots of off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. In the taste, roasted malt and some cocoa. Light herbal hopping, even bitterness with a slightly roasted finish. Medium bodied, but full and smooth. Overall this is a great brew.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep, dark caramel copper that when held up to strng light is actually transparent. A thin off-white head holds on fairly strong and leaves decent lace.

S-Light caramel malt sweetness with a touch of biscuit.

T-Sweet malts, mainly of caramel with a touch of toasted biscuit underneath. Nothing extravagant but solid and slightly chewy.

M-Medium bodied with a crisp, clean finish.

D-Solid and well built with a touch of toast and caramel sweetness with is a well done dunkel. The kind of dark beer to give to someone who states, "I dont like dark beer".

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 51 ratings