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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner DunkelHacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I do love this Dunkel

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.57/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crossovert
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml flip-top bottle. Mindestine haltbar bis Ende: 01/12.

It has a very nice pour It is a deep reddish/orangeish brown color with a nice off-white/tanish head that sticks for a bit then leaves some decent lacing.

The smell is decisively sweeter than most Dunkels. It has a noticeable caramel presence, flowery hops, dough, honey, and a hint of fruitiness. It smells fresh, and surprisingly rich.

The flavor cuts back on the sweetness, instead bringing an abnormally high roastiness for the style to the plate. It is still subtle like a munich dunkel should be. It has notes of roasted malt, caramel, bread, mineral water, and some herbal hops that give away nice bitterness in the finish. It really isn't that sweet at all after a few sips, but rather refreshing. The roastiness also leaves pretty quickly when you drink it. It basically turns into a slightly roastier and more bitter Munich Helles lager, which is what the Munich dunkel should be.

This is one that you just salivate for on a hot summer day.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From Decervecitas. In Bavaria glass. Watching House of Cards 1x12. One of the most crushable beers Ive ever have. The 50cl are finished in a second. Has sweet notes of caramel and roastyness and a great feel

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a real find, while having a late lunch at ludwig's Garten in Philadelphia. A fantastic looking brew from the tap, the amber liguid sustained a respectable head throughout the entire glass. Aromas of roasted malt and some sweetness mixed in are omnipresent. A fantastic representation of this style, the flavor is that which an alt should be, but more roasty and a good bit sweeter in a great, menacing German-Mad-Bier-Scientist kind of way. If you can find it, by all means try it. You will not be disappointed. Pairs well with Ludwig's Stroganoff Strudell.

Zum wohl!

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Photo of stirgy
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this gem on tap at Ludwigs. This beer was a deep and clear dark amber-orange color. The head was thin, creamy and sustaining. The aroma yields roasted buttery grains, toffee and toasted pumpernickel bread. Roasted rich caramels, chestnut and pistachio with just a touch of smokiness. Medium bodied, buttery, slightly spicy and rich in flavor. No discernable harshness, just pleasantly sweet roasted malt. Smoky and roasted bitterness in the finish. This is a complex and satisfying beer. A real treat.

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4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fluid garnet with a milky tan foam. Gleaming, clear and clean.
Toffee-leaning malty nose, with flourishes of dark breads and darker fruits.
Enters with a molasses-flooded green raisin sweetness. Loads of that wonderful German maltiness with the suggestions of carameled plums. Bready, pumpernickel loaf middle, with a few raw grains poking out, all joined by a lurking chocolate impression. Drier at this point. Hopping is subdued but adds a black tea, herbal finish.
Medium bodied, sparce carbonation. Velvet caress.
One of, if not the best dunkel I've had. If you see this on tap, it is your duty to gobble it down by the litre.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Patrick McGovern's, St. Paul, MN...

Dark amber and clear appearance, with a frothy head of 1/4 of an inch. Simple string laces. Sweet aroma, caramel and slight apple emphasis. Nice mouthfeel, velevety with a stylish moderate carbonation. Flavor is exceptionally well balanced, good combination of malt impressions that cross into shortbread and peach preserves -- like jam on toast. Slight hop assertion, somewhat oak-like at the close, slight drying. This is no moster brew, just really well-composed and exceptionally quaffable.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MinnesotaRIS
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Gasthof's in Mpls. Dark brown, low amber appearance with a good amt of white, fine head. Moderate carbonation. Clear.

This alt is full of malt aroma and taste along with a hefty amt of caramel/toffee character not typical for a north german/dussel alt. Low hopping but bitterness that is balanced very well. No hop aroma or diacetyl. Great tasting and an aftertaste that perfect. Smooth and rich drinking that would be perfect for a great deal of food pairings.

Try this one if you can because it showcases German craftsmanship of beer. Not a true alt yet a great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Mike and Molly's in Champaign, IL under the name "Hacker-Pschorr Alt." A little research tells me that Alt Dark is Munchner Dunkel. If I'm wrong, please drop me a line.

It looks very rich in the glass, dark brown with a fluffy (but unstable) head. It's okay; you don't need much more than the lace that remains because what's inside is pure malt.

It smells of currants and exactly like a doppelbock. The taste develops into much of the same. My first thought was Salvator, but better. Very raisiny with ripe red grapes to the point of tasting almost like cognac. In fact, this beer married well with the Martell I had later. Some chocolate, everything you want in a dunkel and more. No phenols. Very, very sweet. There's a lot of flavor in this beer, a lot of richness, but not much distinction between the characteristics. There is no development, per se, but it's a hell of a treat nonetheless.

The texture is textbook Hacker-Pschorr -- smooth and velvety. Easy to drink. Finishes long with a very natural berry sweetness.

A lot of care went into making this beer. Whatever you think of it or the style (which is not at all my favorite), Alt Munich Dark shines with craft.

Relax, relax.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. Pours a beautiful deep copper with a little head. Very clear. Smell consist of clean malt and noble hop tones. Taste is a nice blend of smooth maltiness and hop accents. Very mellow and easy drinking. Nicely done.

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4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown color with a tan head.
enjoyed at a ski resort near Garmisch, Germany.
S: Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate.
T: Roasted malt with coffee and chocolate in the middle and a hop bitter finish.
M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
O: Enjoyed this beer greatly and would have another given the opportunity.

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