Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu DunkelHofbräu Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.77/5
1,216 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
Ranking:
#18,224
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
1,216
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
248
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,216 |  Reviews: 355
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

Photo of yank918
4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigdeuce
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 36 ounce stein. Buiscuity wheat bread on the nose. Slight cocoa and graininess on the nose. Nice topping with ideal lacing down the mug. Big malty backbone followed by a smooth, slightly hoppy, tart finish. Very clean. A bit of a metallic aftertaste is it's only drawback, oh, and the green bottle. Tastes even better as it warms. Very refreshing and a great quaffable treat any time of the year.

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Photo of AmitC
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FortyouncestoFreedom
5/5  rDev +32.6%
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 -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
3.77/5  rDev 0%
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 -4%
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 +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,216 ratings
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