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 afsdan
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber brown pour with slim tan head, mostly a ring. Aroma is malty goodness with cooked sugar, bread and slight spice. Flavor follows though more subdued. If it tasted like it smells it would be wow. A little thin and watery, but very drinkable and enjoyable, just wish it was more full-flavored.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bready yeasty dark with rich barley malt backbone. Caramel and herbs grace the palate of this light brew. Pours light brown with khaki-white head that dissipates as quick as it froths up in the clearish pour. Moist finish. Toasty bread loaf smell. Bread in a bottle.

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeB
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber, head slow to dissapate. Comparing to other German dunkels, this is an easy drinker, dark malt flavor is weak, mouthfeel is thin. Still, consistent quality throughout.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | 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 +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Love it!

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Photo of nickfl
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +24.2%
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 +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Hofbräu Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,210 ratings.
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