Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.77/5
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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:
Dark specialties were being made in Bavaria long before the advent of pale specialties. Over the years, Hofbrau Dunkel lost nothing of its popularity. With the rich flavour, it remains a refreshing beverage, suitable for all occasions. A traditional Munich deliciousness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,508
Reviews:
375
Ratings:
1,290
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
274
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,290 |  Reviews: 375
Photo of WickedBeer
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer looks awesome, with a big creamy off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is biscuity with floral hops and a hint of the metallic flavor that is to come, which completely ruins the beer. It's not undrinkable but the metallic and almost sour/spoiled milk flavor is hard to ignore.

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Photo of CR2036
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Victory slim glass, served slightly above fridge temperature.

L: Nearly a two-finger, off-white/tan head. Looks like a dark, reddish amber color with caramel color added. Pretty good.
S: Smells of roasted malts with a bit of yeast and hints of bread.
T: First comes the roasted flavors, followed by a bit of chocolate and coffee. Then, the malt and caramel make the finish sweet and wet. Perhaps a bit of metallic bitterness aftertaste. Not complicated.
F: Good to weak carbonation with a slightly wet feel, turning into a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste.

O: Got this in a craft-your-own 6 pack, and was not disappointed. However, I wish the roasted flavors had a little better balance imo. Also wish the metallic taste wasn't so strong. Still a great Dunkel. Cheers!

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Photo of Arcturus89
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of O-Meg
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jfreeze
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - chestnut brown body with tan head

Smell - chocolate, toasted nuts, tea, caramel

Taste - toasted nuts, tea, chocolate, hint of caramel

Mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, light carbonation, toasted nuts and bready upfront, chocolate in the middle, tea and caramel in the back

Overall - very solid beer here that is certainly worthy of a try.

Price Point - $1.89/11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of uncleotis
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lfeinauer
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RockDocAZ
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirspins
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Miles_Nilges
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Clear brown with three fingers of tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Smell is dark malt with a touch of earthy herbal hops.
Taste is dark roasted malts with some earthy herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is lightly sweet and wet.
Overall a decent beer but not a standout.

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

Photo of Robertas
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark amber with a thick tan head.

Smell: Very bready, almost doughy. A hint of spicy orange peel.

Taste: Very, very subtle bread flavor with a hint of malt. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and highly carbonated.

Overall: A rather weak-tasting beer, but it doesn't taste bad and doesn't have the adjunct flavor of a cheap macrobrew. Better than one of those, but I'd still like a bolder approach.

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4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ctmiami
2.65/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

I never had a Dunkel before, but I was disappointed with this beer. Felt like a caramel colored beer. The malt flavors where neutral to non existent. I could not find anything more is there to like. Over all a dull flavored beer. Very surprised from a world class brewery.

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

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,290 ratings