Hofbräu Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,210 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:
1,210
Reviews:
354
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
241
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,210 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of conoraugustine
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of target88
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhopkins24
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh off the tap, this is one of my favorites. Great dark amber color with thick head. Medium body with some malt and light hoppiness early, with a touch of bitterness at the finish. Great beer.

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Photo of demetris
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safphoto
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first had this at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich a fews years back. I loved it. When I got back to the US, I picked some up at the local beer and wine shop and it wasn't quite as good. Okay, so actually being at the Munich Hofbrauhaus might have had something to do with it, but not completely. This beer is much better when on the tap, right at the source.

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Photo of SABERG
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

From bottle brought from coolwines, Pours a dark brown color with white head. Bread, toast, malty aromas, taste is much the same as the aroma. It's not to bad.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of holder1422
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTuomi
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Marraybay
2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Easy drinking lager, albeit a bit pedestrian: ("underwhelming" as one reviewer noted.) Although at times, an understated beer isn't necessarily a bad thing. Would most certainly choose this hands down over an adjunct, particularly if I didn't want the beer to compete with the meal, but wouldn't go to extremes to secure another. Did pick-up on a slight skunk note in the nose, which isn't one of my favorite things. Would like to try a few others in this style + other HB's as well.

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Photo of EXScotT
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zenwatts
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of charrel
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRock7755
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite Dunkel's. Best on tap or freshly brewed at one of their brew houses (Rosemont, IL). I am happy you can get it in most major cities now.

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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,210 ratings.
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