Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,199 Ratings
Hofbräu DunkelHofbräu Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,199
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
241
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,199 |  Reviews: 347
Photo of gopens44
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is perfect beer IMO - Now, Put 12 oz. in the GD bottle! And use a brown bottle, ffs.
Poured into 2017 New Belgium art goblet.
Beautiful, deep clear dark amber rust. Smallish head, dissipated quickly.
Aromas of perfection: roast caramel toffee malts, a pure freshness, altitude...
Tastes like the nose, but yet stays light crisp, not as sweet as expected, and absolutely awesome.
Medium feel, dry clean finish. I am looking for a local craft brewery to make a clone of this!

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Photo of Dactrius
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jglaw1
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of syaoran_kun
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a brown, chestnut color with an white head, lots of lacing, beer is clear.

A: Lots of malt, brown sugar, light nuttiness, bread, honey, nice complexity of aroma.

T: Follow the nose with faint nuttiness, brown sugar, roasted malts, toasted bread, honey, aftertaste is sweet, toasty, honey, very nice.

M: Light bodied lacks carbonation, has a dry nutty finish.

O: A solid beer, doesn't burst with flavors but is complex and deep in the taste, taste like a brown ale with a touch of honey and bread, a good fall beer.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VILJ
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber brown pour with slim tan head, mostly a ring. Aroma is malty goodness with cooked sugar, bread and slight spice. Flavor follows though more subdued. If it tasted like it smells it would be wow. A little thin and watery, but very drinkable and enjoyable, just wish it was more full-flavored.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bready yeasty dark with rich barley malt backbone. Caramel and herbs grace the palate of this light brew. Pours light brown with khaki-white head that dissipates as quick as it froths up in the clearish pour. Moist finish. Toasty bread loaf smell. Bread in a bottle.

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeB
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber, head slow to dissapate. Comparing to other German dunkels, this is an easy drinker, dark malt flavor is weak, mouthfeel is thin. Still, consistent quality throughout.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DallasK
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Unfortunately this beer was skunked due to the green bottle therefore the numbers are skewed. I will seek this beer out again and hopefully find a fresh bottle

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,199 ratings.
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