Hofbrau Freising Dunkel

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Hofbrau Freising Dunkel is a dark beer with an unmistakably malty flavour. The nose showcases big Cara malt notes which follow through to the flavour with residual sweetness. Clean and dry with low bitterness and good carbonation.

Beers of Europe offers an incredible range of Beers from all corners of the globe. We stock over 2,000 beers, ranging from the world’s oldest breweries to the worlds newest and the best in-between. In addition, we stock a wide variety of ciders, spirits, wine, homebrew, and glassware to create the perfect gift or occasion. If you want to know a bit more go to our About page.

No, we also have a shop based on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Travelling along the A10 between Downham Market and King’s Lynn, you will come to a small village called Setchey, turn next to J.S.W Car Sales on to Garage Lane and we are located approx. 100m down the lane on the right-hand side. Our address and opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.

Yes, there are age restrictions in place. In the United Kingdom, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years old. Beers of Europe strictly adheres to these regulations and by agreeing to our Terms and Conditions on checkout you confirm that you are over 18 years old. In store, we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means that if you appear to be under 25 years old, you will be asked for identification to verify your age.

There’s a particular item I’m looking for, can you get it for me?

We are always happy to see if we can help you track down an item. Please feel free to contact us on our ‘request a product page

For some products supply can be inconsistent, whether that is at the brewery itself or how often we or its supplier imports it. For products that are out of stock, you can sign up to be notified of its return on the product page. From there, as soon as we book the stock in we send an email to you.

Bottles and labels can and do vary. This means that the images shown on our website may not be the same as current stock items. If the bottle or label is important please check before ordering. Please be aware that even if the label looks different, that product will be the same product if it has the same barcode. Because we work from the barcode, if producers does not make us aware of a label change we often miss updates until we are contacted about it. Apologies in advance for this.

Please note that it isn’t always possible to provide a perfect looking bottle/label as this very much depends on the condition they are received in from our supplier.

We occasionally have items available in the shop that are not available to purchase online, usually because they are too fragile or large to post.

We do not have a minimum purchase amount, but delivery charges may apply.

For orders between £25.01 and £60, delivery is charged at £5.99 (3 working days) or £7.99 (next working day).  Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £60, delivery is £3.99 (3 working days) or £5.99 (next working day). Again some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £100, delivery is free (3 working days) or £3 (next working day). Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

Customers can amend their orders as long as the order has not been picked and packed ready for despatch. If you wish to make an amendment please call us as soon as possible on 01553 812000.

You can specify a different address to the invoice address. Please add these at checkout.

Yes of course, when checking out just select ‘create an account later’

We use a variety of thick and sturdy cardboard boxes and dividers to hold each bottle individually. Any remaining spaces are filled with biodegradable air bags to stop movement of the contents. Glasses are wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they arrived in once piece.

When placing your order please add the details at checkout.  We regret that if your order has been packed and is ready to despatch that amendments cannot be made.

All of our orders are shipped without any pricing or payment details, these are in the confirmation email. The only paperwork in the box contains a summary of the order and addresses.

On checkout you can add a message to your order. 

Unfortunately we do not offer gift packaging.

We currently use DHL, but we do also trial other couriers alongside from time to time.

We don’t currently ship outside the UK and Ireland but it may be something we offer in the future.

Unfortunately our carriers do not offer a time specific delivery service. We can send orders to arrive on a specific date but we would remind you that whilst 98% of deliveries arrive within the stated timeframe we cannot 100% guarantee the day. Couriers do often offer delivery windows on the day, with the option to rearrange if necessary.

If you are ordering as a gift we would ask you to take this into account when arranging delivery.

Please note that we are unable to offer weekend deliveries.

Our boxes come in 6s, 12s, and 24s. By no means are you required to order in those quantities, but it is worth bearing in mind when ordering. A full box also helps to reduce the small chance of damage, as empty compartments collapsing can be a cause of this.

Please check the tracking first, as they may provide an explanation but we welcome the opportunity to nip issues in the bud. Either call us on 01553 812000 or email our [email protected] to hear from our customer service team. Check out delivery details for more information.

If you have changed your mind for whatever reason, you can consult our returns information, or get in contact on 01553 812000.

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We can cater for larger occasions, and we do have wholesale customers, please contact [email protected] with your request and we get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Beers of Europe is just one of the amazing businesses on our Warehouse Setchey site. It is joined by The Warehouse Taproom, Bar and Restaurant, a fantastic venture which allows us to showcase our superb drinks range, with an accompaniment of great dishes. The Warehouse Antiques contains over 50 stands and over 80 cabinets that puts on a real feast for the eyes, and offers a gift opportunity at every turn. We are also home to The Steiff Shop, East Anglia’s Largest Range of premium hand made bears and Warehouse Books, with a huge selection of pre-loved books ready to satisfy your curiosity. Whatever you’re looking for, the Warehouse Setchey offers something for everyone.

  1. Mark Rhoden

    Deep amber beer with a decent beige head. Malty rasted aroma, chocolate caramel, biscuits, fruity, some hay. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, fruity notes, citrus, grass, some hazelnuts, metal notes.

  2. Stujago

    Really liked this dunkel. Nice and malty, bordering on being a bit nutty. Very smooth and drinkable. A pleasant surprise.

  3. Pedro Benevides

    Very good german dunkel. It was so good that I had to travel to Germany to have it on tap!

  4. Gareth Roberts

    I’m going to Germany after lockdown because of this

  5. Jon Brooks

    Off white head, malty aroma. Soft mouth feel, malt and a slight nuttiness are the predominant flavours. Overall smooth, easy drinking.

  6. Richard Martin

    Not such a big name brewer, but a nicely unique dunkel. Quite a lot of depth to the flavour and with a pleasant touch of sweetness in the aftertaste. Bit fizzy for first few minutes, but then subsides for some easy satisfaction

  7. mark burman

    deep brown with red edges, good solid mouthfeel slight bitter edge good fritz nice beer

  8. Kul

    Dark amber beer with a malty flavour. & wonderful head creamy made up of fine bubbles.
    A great sweet nose which follows through to a sweet flavour, clean and dry with a gentle bitterness.

  9. Simon Tomlinson

    Tight white head left a creamy cover on a dark brown still body.
    Caramel, smoked & tobacco aroma.
    Medium bodied, smooth with a lively back.
    Malt, roasted, caramel, nutty & malt tastes.
    Great quaffing bee

  10. Kristin

    Nice dunkel, malty flavour with pleasant sweetness and complexity

  11. David Hanson

    Decent stuff, not too fizzy, quite sweet to start but nutty bitterness follows through to the end.

  12. Chris H

    Dark pour. Nice level of maltiness to this but felt it just lacked a tad on the back end.

  13. Paul Boniface

    Nice dark beer with good malt flavours.. Very easy to drink.


    malty sweet dark beer. very enjoyable a roasted raw nutty tasting mouthfeel

  15. Chris Meechan

    Hofbrau are another fantastic German brewery, this is a great example of a Dunkel with a nice sweet malt profile and caramel notes.

  16. Matthew W

    Pours a murky dark brown with small tight off-white head, nice retention and lacing.
    Malty treacle like aroma, light toasty hints, sweet, hay. Nice.
    Taste is malty with toffee, caramel, light roast, light fruitiness, crisp grassy bitter bite in the finish.
    Medium body and carbonation which works well here.
    Very nice.

  17. Steve Baxter

    A dark,roasty tasting beer,smooth,and refreshing,enjoy

  18. Gavin Harrison

    Very enjoyable. If you’re a northern lad “of a certain age”, you’ll recall smoky pubs in Old Rotherham Town! Like a blend of dark mild and Old Peculier, it’s a lovely ruby-chestnut colour with a creamy head and a malty smell. All those dark flavours you’d expect although a little thin on the finish considering the 5%+ strength. A great session beer and a real eye opener for those who think German beer starts and finishes with “Bottle of Becks, please”.

  19. WJ

    One of the best dunkels I have tasted, The nutty malty flavour is not that strong and tends more towards a lager than most dark beers.

  20. FoggyMountainMan

    Outstanding beer, if you like this dark, sweet malty style this is definitely one to put in your trolley

  21. Bob H.

    Absolutely stunning beer. Crisp, clean tasting and with the full flavour of good dunkel beers. In an ideal world, would be delivered with accompanying pretzels.

  22. Kris

    A pleasant and enjoyable dunkel that went down well on a quiet Sunday evening.