Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by BigIrishman:
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a big white fluffy head and tons of bubbles running through it.
Smell: Sweet buttery malt with hints of those awesome spicy aromas given off by noble hops.
Taste: First off I'm amazed that this green bottle made it's way to my table without being light damaged, simply amazing. The sweet malts dominate those backburner noble hops that give off a spicy grassy/freshly mown lawn flavor. The malt here reminds me of butter cookies, but not in a bad way. Overall this is pretty decent.
Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with a bit of jumpiness from the high carbonation.
Drinkability: Extremely drinkable brew, I usually never pick it up due to the high probability of it being light struck. This time the fates were aligned and I lucked out. If I make my way to the Hofbrau house in Munich, I'll be grabbing a liter or two.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2010 22:42:34 | More by BigIrishman
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3/26/2013. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of light lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of light lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a very clean flavor profile and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Helles style. All around good balance and robustness of clean pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 03:07:29 | More by superspak
Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.