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:
#21,218
Reviews:
365
Ratings:
1,260
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Photo of Samlover55
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into Perfect Pint
L 257 date code
L- dark amber, with thich off-white head
S- bready, caramel
T- follows the nose with sweet breadiness, that is met by a nice floral hoppiness
F- lager! Crisp and fully carbonated
Overall a nice representation of the style, easy drinking lager

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

Photo of Devonking
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of XxBrilehm90xX
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Irayfz6
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish brown with a lasting tan head and decent lacing. Sweet bready malt in the nose. The bready malt dominates the taste leading to a semi-dry finish. Medium bodied with just a touch of creaminess and moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pohr10
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Bottled:
Pours a completely clear crisp nutmeg brown color. Thin tan head dissipates quickly. No residual head or lacing is left behind. Aroma is simple - some toasted nutty malts and earthy hops. Taste follows the nose with a nice rich nutty malty flavor - some bright earthen hops come through with notes of brown bread, grain and floral notes. A bit spicy but not too much. Feel is light, smooth and incredibly drinkable. Moderate carbonation. Overall a very nice dunkel and one I'd happily grab again.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 fl oz bottle into glass. Bottle coding is 'L 277 Q 09:13'.
Clear, amber brown colored body. Off white head persists as islands and ring. Generous coverage of lacing.
Mild and pleasing dark malt aroma with lager yeast.
Taste is that of a dark malt lager. No long lasting after taste.
Medium, smooth mouth feel. Refreshing, with the slight bite of the darker malt.
A traditional darker malt lager, totally refreshing and satisfying. Made for multiple rounds of drinking.

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

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

Photo of philbe311
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMC501
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjboesen
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlaB
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copper brown color with a medium top off white head. Aroma is malty with a nose off bread,toast and caramel while i also sense some raisins and spices there as well. The flavour is off roasted malts all the way. It has a sweetness there as well, but it never gets to overwhelming. The finish has a small dryness with the roasted malt feel strong in the back, Medium carbonation with a medium body. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean, but the aftertaste could have been stronger..
Nice and enjoyable dark lager.

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Photo of laramis
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Brown copper color with a thick and huge beige head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of mild hay-grainy malt, a bit of cocoa, bread crust and caramel.
Flavor with notes of grassy hops, toasted malts, sprinkles of cocoa, spices, some caramel, bread crust and nuts. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Perfectly balanced Dunkel with nice spicy, yeasty and chocolaty notes. Nice overall set.

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Photo of SFC21
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Afeo
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,260 ratings