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:
#21,748
Reviews:
368
Ratings:
1,266
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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35
Gots:
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

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1.64/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I had this from a bottle (no date code of course) and thought it quite marginal. It was quite vegetal in aroma and flavor, with abundant cereal-ness that reminded me a great deal of Play-D. I poured most of it out.

Color was a surprising bronze-color, that was unlike any other beer I can recall. Aroma and flavor were unpleasant, vegetal and grainy. Mouthfeel was unremarkable.

I do not recommend this beer.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of matcris
2.04/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

APPEARANCE: A very dark red/ruby. Finger of eggshell foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a ring on top.
AROMA: Now I really know what a skunked beer is. That is all, skunk.
TASTE: Sweet malt. And maybe it's just the aroma added in but, some of that skunk.
FEEL: Medium thin body, slightly sticky, dry finish. Plenty of carbonation.
OVERALL: Last green bottle purchase I make. Just bought a single, but that was major skunk and it ruins any enjoyment I can get out of this beer. If I get a free one in the future and it isn't skunked I'll update. Get rid of the stupid green bottles!

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. glass bottle into a lager glass.

Appearance: Copper brown color with about 2 fingers of head, good aeration.
Aroma: Mostly barley, a little bit of hops.
Taste: Strong malty taste, with some nuts and caramel in the background. No hops or barley...malt all the way with some nuts and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Fine, no surprises here.

If you love a malty beer, you'll like this one. It felt a bit filling too.

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2.29/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear, dark amber with 3/4 inch head and lasting lace. The aroma is a bit skunked with some caramel, and sweet roasted malt. The flavor is of caramel, root beer barrel candy, grass and a hop tang in the finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium, a bit sticky. Hofbrau Dunkel is an average beer, recommended.

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2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brown color, crystal clear appearance. Tan froth creates a lively & brief crown. Toasted, slight woody, herbal aromas, hints of diacetyl. Sweet toasted & syrupy flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation resolves in a watery texture. Candy flavor, hues of sweet almonds & nutmeg liquor touch are displayed in the middle. Sweet finish. Unbalanced & cloying!

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.59/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PMarcy78
2.61/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KatieS5643
2.65/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

didn't taste how it smelled. alright beer, nothing special.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,266 ratings