Full Review

Hofbraü

Hofbraü
Dunkel

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Hofbraü
Dunkel

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.5%
Clear reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of carob nut bar, clay, and orange blossom honey on dark toast with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with shades of roasted and wet grains, chocolate pudding, pepper, and clay finish. A snappy dark lager crusher.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: carob nut bar, clay, and orange blossom honey on dark toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of roasted and wet grains, chocolate pudding, pepper, and clay
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Meatball Sandwich, Chicken Parmesan, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A snappy dark lager crusher.

The Importer

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The Importer
1792 Wynkoop St, Unit 505
Denver, CO 80202
USA
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Their Portfolio

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93 Hofbraü Dunkel 5.5% (Germany)
88 Hofbraü Oktoberfest 6.3% (Germany)
90 Hofbraü Original Lager 5.1% (Germany)
90 Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 Märzen 5.5% (Germany)
94 Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel 4.7% (Germany)

Dark Lager

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Dark lagers (also known as Dunkel or dunkel-style lagers) range in color from dark brown to black and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. At their best, these beers combine the dryish chocolate or licorice notes associated with the use of dark roasted malts and the roundness and crispness of a lager. Munich dunkel style lagers are also included in this category. These beers tend to be fuller-bodied with a hint of bready sweetness to the palate, a characteristic of the typical Bavarian malts used. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager, Hofbräu Dunkel and MOA Noir Dark.