Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu DunkelHofbräu Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.77/5
1,216 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
Ranking:
#18,191
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
1,216
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
248
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,216 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of Rilesmiles
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Pilsener Glass. No date.

L: Clear brown, two and a half finger off white head has great retention.

S: Grainy malt, bready, something fruity and herbal too.

T: Nice grainy malt flavor with fruity grape flavor.

F: Light, below average carbonation and a lingering roasty flavor.

O: Pretty good Dunkel.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacobob10
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle with code "L335P" on the back (the L means nothing, 335th day, P is the 16th letter of the alphabet so 2016).

Color is a beautiful ruby brown with brilliant clarity. A large, creamy, light tan head eventually settles down to a thin cap, leaving a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

A big, bready aroma with light caramel and chocolate. Toasted malt and bread dominate the flavor as well. Light caramel, nuts, and chocolate play off of these flavors. A faint herbal note at the end from the hops, but make no mistake, this is all about the malt.

Medium-bodied, soft, and clean. Easy to drink several of these in one sitting.

Despite a fairly old bottle, drinking this takes me back to the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, where I enjoyed more than one maß. It's a beer whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It's meant for drinking, not sipping and being dissected. A delicious dunkel, yet a small notch below Ayinger's in my book.

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Photo of patlouvar
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BB1313
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark auburn with copper hues and has bubbles racing upwards; big frothy light khaki head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas are nice. Lots of caramel and toffee. Malts and barley is there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More caramel and toffee. Toasted characteristics are there. Malts do their thing. Moderate bitterness. It finishes slightly sweet. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's on the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's extremely fluffy and creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great lager. The craftsmanship is very impressive. Very enjoyable stuff. Well done. This would really hit the spot during the fall.

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

From the bottle, it pours a darker reddish amber with a nice tan head. The head lasts a bit, Roasted malt in the nose. Roasted malt in the mouth. Nice!

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Photo of JustCamIt
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle. A nice foam head atop a maroon-brown body. Aroma of caramel and and some whiffs of cocoa. Tastes the same as the aroma but with a touch of hops at the end. Mouthfeel is medium. This was the first from Hofbrau Brewery and wished I sampled it fresh while I was in Munich.

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Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a decent semi-dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that lingers for a slim minute. Light lacing stuck around the glass. The smell had a slight "smoked" sweet semi-meat like quality. However, I must admit there’s still that slight "skunk" to it. It’s there but probably would be more prevalent within three weeks. The taste copied the smell leaving out the smell leaving out the skunkiness. The meaty to smokey quality comes across. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. As a Munich Dunkel, the carbonation seemed appropriately styled as it came across fairly smooth. Overall, I say this was a decent Munich Dunkel. Wishing there would be a date somewhere on the bottle or the company would do away with green bottles.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one tasty dunkel, damn am I impressed...

A dark caramel almost rusty-looking liquid (in a good way) poured into my pint glass. A thick off-white head with light lacing followed. The smell was a touch malty with a hop finish. The mouthfeel was one of the best I have experienced in quite some time - it was lightly carbonated, creamy, and very smooth. The taste was an almost perfect blend of light sweetness and roasted malts - this import was certainly a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of gopens44
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
5/5  rDev +32.6%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jglaw1
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of syaoran_kun
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,216 ratings
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