Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,197 Ratings
Hofbräu DunkelHofbräu Dunkel
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
Ratings:
1,197
Reviews:
346
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
241
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,197 |  Reviews: 346
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of mhuber
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Clear, medium-dark amber color. Nice balance of hops with a slightly malty finish. Yeah, the Germans know what they're doing. This one is really good!

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JKG
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%

My first time trying a Dunkel. Let's see how it stacks up.

Serving style : skinny 11.2oz glass bottle poured into glass

Appearance (4.25) : Nice, rich and creamy four fingered beige head popping like pop rocks. Underneath it is a root beer colored body with about 60% opacity. Beige cap leaves flicks of lacing on the glass as it retreats.

Aroma (4) : Snow pea, Wheat, Aged barrels, room temperature cilantro (that is to say, stronger than cold cilantro), oatmeal.

Taste (3.5) : Flavorful, full, a bit wheaty; barley malts, bread crust, plant; and then cilantro with some honorable hops pops out at the end. I have to say it tastes better out of the bottle than it does the glass. It's like a very tasty pale ale out of the bottle, and it's plant-infested bread out of the glass.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Light-bodied, crisp, ends semi-dry.

Overall (3.54) : It's a tasty brew similar to a pale wheat ale. It's got the hops and cilantro thing going on, which pushes it into American Pale Ale territory, but it also has an uncanny maltiness that APAs typically do not have. It's not my type of beer but it's drinkable, and I'm glad I at least got to try it. Won't be buying it again, but I can respect it for what it is.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of lrowland270
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of rden4654
4.5/5  rDev +20%

This beer is severely under appreciated.....I luv it!!!!

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10/02/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Fragrant. Caramel is the first impression but no bitterness. Medium body & long lasting taste. Harkens the days when all the Euro brews were shipping dark versions. Difference is this shows what they were trying for. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of GregDuB65
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 330 ml green bottle into a shaker pint glass. An aggressive pour produces a one inch, frothy white head. The beer is a burnt-orange brown with light carbonation.

Definitely malty on the nose and palate, with just a touch of a tea-like bitterness. A fruity, tomato-like aroma-flavor punctuates a bready maltiness. The mouthfeel is creamy with a bit of tingle. Plenty of complexity with a semi-clean finish (the fruity flavors linger a bit).

This is a tasty and very drinkable beer. Well worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,197 ratings.
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