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:
#21,275
Reviews:
366
Ratings:
1,261
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Photo of imbibehour
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Thick and frothy, dollop giant cream tall forming khaki head. Fist full tall, with a big amount of retention not going anywhere. Fantastic dark copper hue, with chestnut and mahogany clear brown qualities.

Neutral and very subtle nose. Creamy sensing a little bit, with touches of light caramel, sweet toffee, and muted sugars. Sticks to normal hop levels, with little sense off herbality or presence. Pleasant aroma.

Palate keeps it straight and simple. Neutral malt flavor and malt feel. Small touches of caramel and sweet almost vanilla to condensed milk like tasting toffee. Finishes slightly chalk on the herbality, and not the much clean, with a touch of almost muted black paper packet pepper.

A pretty straight forward easy drinking lager, with some simple dark malt flavor and qualities.

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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

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,261 ratings