Hofbräu Dunkel (500ml Bottle)
The creme-coloured, fine-pored froth forms a nice contrast to the dark red-brown of the beer; the nose detects a robust malt scent with subtle undertones: a slightly caramel touch. A malted sweetness is noted when first sampling. This is quite decently supported by a subtle bitter touch. A full-bodied, well-rounded malt taste remains on the palate.
Clear reddish brown, with virtually no head. Nice earthy smell, with some dark bread and rum notes. Flavor is similar, but mixed with some fruity notes. Surprisingly rough, bitter finish, which is welcome.
Copper to dark brown. Medium body. Nutty, toasted, chocolatelike malty sweetness in aroma and flavor. Medium bitterness. Low "noble-type" hop flavor and aroma. No fruitiness or esters.