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Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
1,235 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,237
Reviews:
359
Ratings:
1,235
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
255
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,235 |  Reviews: 359
Photo of bankboy66
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irate_alien
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew is an amber colored liquid with a thick white head. The aroma is really bready. Light DMS, some toast and bread-crust smells. Malt and a bit of earthy hops. The taste is balanced, and the body is fairly full. Better than expected. Drinkable and really enjoyable.

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

Photo of Barleycorn
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of PatrickCT
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, shimmering copper with good clarity. A big 2 finger off white head, lightly soapy, fizzes down in to ring around the class. Wispy cap and delicate lacing.
The aroma is toasted bread, molasses, clove and licorice. A bit of grain, a bit of hay.
Taste follows the aroma, only amped up, which is not to say overbearing. Nice, big malts show a balance of pumpernickel, molasses, dry, grassy noble hops with a touch of pepper in the finish.
Medium in body with good carbonation and a nice dry, hoppy finish.

Hoppier and lighter than most, Hofbrau Dunkel is begs another sip.

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

Photo of dandy14
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RootDown
4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fls2rt
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a half liter draft served in a clear stein. Color is caramelly brown with a head of off white foam that dissipated rather quickly leaving a pretty, lacy film on the side and surface. Aroma is gentle, very malty with hints of wheat and nuts. Taste is, as expected, very malty, slightly sharp (not a bad thing), with no lingering notes on the palate. Very nice brew especially if you're a fan of the malt as I am. This is a beer I would like to sit and enjoy for an evening with friends without studying the notes and nuances of the brew.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice smooth beer with crisp finish....pretty tasty!

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

Had at BJ's Oktoberfest dinner 2017 so took no notes. I enjoyed it though.

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Photo of pootz
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the bent Elbow - pours a clear cola color with a 1 finger off-white cap. roasty-toasty grain atoma with a herbal-grassy hop tone, Flavor is malt forward with roast grain toasted buscuit tastes ahead of the woody lightly bitter hops -clean but decently dry finish ; simple, flavourful, typical Teutonic brewing

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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

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,235 ratings
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