Hofbrauhaus Freising Dunkel

One thing that I crave with relative frequency is German food, but there are very few German restaurants around us. We found a really good one in Philly, but we don’t get there as often as I would like. Not only do they have exceptional food, but they have a really good beer list as well. This was a beer that I had while there.

ABV: 5.2%

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Freising is the oldest town between Regensburg and Bolzano and located in Upper Bavaria north of Munich, near Munich International Airport, on the Isar river. There are two hills, the cathedral hill with the bishop’s castle and Freising cathedral, and Weihenstephan Hill with Weihenstephan Abbey, the oldest working brewery in the world. It was also the first recorded place of a European tornado. The city is 448 meters above sea level.”

Random: We’re supposed to go to Germany in December and I am very excited to try the beer there.

The beer poured with a thick, two finger, loose, cream-colored head. The body was a deep mahogany color with a lot of visible carbonation. The nose had some sweet notes of toffee and caramel with some mineral water. The taste was also quite sweet. There was caramel, toffee and hazelnut with some mineral water as well. There was some brown bread crust too. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with brown bread. I thought this was a good beer and paired well with German food. If you see it on tap, it’s worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0