Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

very good
1,199 Ratings
Hofbräu DunkelHofbräu Dunkel

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München

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

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Ratings: 1,199 |  Reviews: 347
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper color with a huge off white head that persists forever. Smells of toffee light caramel and caramelized sugars with hints of dark dried fruits. The flavor is rich and malt with lots of burnt darker sugars. Light bits of prunes and raisins and a hint of sulfur. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost creamy mouthfeel. Nice dark lager, very well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a nice dark oak-copper color with a cream colored head that recedes quickly buy leaves a moderate film, with light watery lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich with roasted malts, breadiness, toffee, and faint roasted meats.

The taste is equally hearty with toasted bread, roasted malts, faint toffee, and a nutty finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, really flavorful and a nice brew to have on an October evening.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked L-030-M-08:49. Sampled on October 5, 2013.

It has a handsome looking Dunkel-like pour of mahogany brown with occasional red highlights and a short-lived off-white head. A minor chill haze.

Green bottle, so yeah, it has a touch of skunkiness unfortunately but once I pushed that aroma aside I picked up a decent German malt character, nuttiness, molasses, and a general sweetness.

The body is about medium.

The taste is generally on the sweet side with a full malty character, a hint of smoke, and a low to moderate bitterness. I enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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