Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,199 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:
1,199
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
241
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,199 |  Reviews: 347
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FortyouncestoFreedom
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent. If you've never had a Dunkel I'd try this one first. Great taste, great feel, great beer

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice ruby/brown color with little head. Smells like caramel and malts. Tastes like caramel and malts, much sweeter than I expected, but a bit bitter as well. Seems like the definition of medium bodied. Overall a classic worth trying, even if it's not my favorite.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a clear brown with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel and toasted malts. Taste is malt-forward and caramel with some sweet hops and vaugue fruit. Lots of carbonation and very drinkable.

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Photo of GTengineer
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cwalter
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer is a deep ruby red/burgandy color. Supports a foamy off white head about 1 finger in depth. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Not getting much from the aroma, maybe some dark roasted malts with hints of toast and cocoa nibs.

T: The taste upfront is toast and biscuit. Then you get a slight toffee nut sweetness that turns into a bitterness in the back end that just tickles the tongue.

MF: This is a light-medium bodied beer that has a crisp and clean finish.

O: Very refreshing and flavorful enough to keep you coming back. Overall a pretty good dunkel.

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Photo of PMarcy78
2.61/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DarthVorador
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good traditional dark Bavarian lager. Aroma is fresh dark roasty malt. Flavor's similar to nose, not overly sweet, good carbonation. Perhaps a touch thin. Great finish

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Photo of HerrBock
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark red/orange when held up to light. Poured dirrectly into krug and made a strong head which stays longer than most lagers.

Smells and tastes slightly of molasses. Leaves a toast-like finish. The one I'm having isn't totally chillled, but this beer holds well warm.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 5anvils
4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thi sia a classic German beer that holds its own. Poured form the bottle, it holds a nice head with great carbonation throughout the bottle. Its has a clean finish and a solid taste. Its amazing what 3 simple ingredients can make. If you are looking for a classic Bavarian beer, Hofbrau Dunkel is the one. The medium brown color and the extra flavor lends itself to the drinker who enjoys a traditional beer with a solid backbone of flavour. This is an overall great tasting beer with a solid body that stands up through the entire beer from bottle to glass to stomach.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very refreshing for a hot summer day and some pungent smelling food (black pudding)

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Photo of bonns42
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed straight out of the bottle on a hot evening after a long day of lab work.

Appearance- dark amber, clear, no head.

Aroma- Fresh-baked bread, with caramel notes and maybe a little brown sugar hiding in the back.

Taste- Strong caramel malty sweetness that lingers on the tongue, with just the slightest touch of hops at the end to cut the sweetness.

Mouthfeel- thicker on the tongue, but rather short, which keeps the beer from feeling too heavy. Still pretty refreshing on a hot summer day.

Overall- Definitely recommend. First had in a litre stein at Hofbräu in Munich, and this bottle brings back great memories. Delicious beer! Don't fear the dark!

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Photo of Leiermann
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDiGuinnessMon
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer I'd buy it again and I'm a Stout drinker

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Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love me a good dunkel and decoded to hit a local steak house for lunch and it was on tap. mmm mmm mmm haven't had this one in a while. such a solid classic example of the style. great bready caramel malt.

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Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,199 ratings.
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