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Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.77/5
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1,228 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,933
Reviews:
358
Ratings:
1,228
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
253
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,228 |  Reviews: 358
Photo of DallasK
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Unfortunately this beer was skunked due to the green bottle therefore the numbers are skewed. I will seek this beer out again and hopefully find a fresh bottle

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Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a dark copper/brownish color with some transparency. Decent carbonation with a soapy head. I am not getting much off the nose. I am not sure how old the bottle I bought from the store so that may have something to do with it. I am just getting the bready malt aroma that associate with many German lagers. The taste is a little more bready than the nose and has a slight sweetness to it. Medium boded beer with a light crispness to it. A very refreshing feel.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hephaestos
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of whatname
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love it!

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Photo of nickfl
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thin,soapy,off white colored head.Brown / amber in color with medium clarity.Medium carbonation.

On the nose I get dark malts,banana,and some earthy notes.I'm getting some kind of nuts as well as some dark sweet breads.The aroma is pretty sweet.


The palate follows the nose,dark malts,banana some earthy flavors,and nuts.

The body is medium,with a wet finish.

This is a decent beer,not something I would drink all the time,but still good.

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Photo of JRed
4.67/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amber in body with frothy off-white head that stays. Aroma of darkened bananas, raisin bread, Irish soda bread, some earth and foliage. Tastes of raisin bread, darkened bananas, earth, mild medicinal flavors, some Hop presence, and possibly vanilla. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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

Photo of SomethingClever
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz pour on tap

A: light amber caramel in body with great clarity. Light off white head

S: light grains spice and bready malts

T: taste follows the nose fairly scaled back and light on flavor.

M: Light crisp easy drinking.

O: Pretty bland dunkel nothing too exciting, but it isn't bad either

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Photo of Gregaroo
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11-26-16 - Half liter pour in the main beer hall at the Hofbrau Haus in downtown Munich, Germany. Can't get a much better "look" than this.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into flute. Fizzes, then dispenses with head. Ruby brown.

Sweet nose of caramel malt.

Nothing shocking the taste. Same as smell, but better.

Well carbonated. Smooth mouth nevertheless.

Hofbrau's Dunkel is a great example of an unpretentious beer that's still got enough character to be absolutely satisfying without flash. For fans of dunkelweizen, Oktoberfest, English brown ale, and Dunkel lager.

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Photo of Vistance
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,228 ratings
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