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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu OriginalHofbräu Original

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BA SCORE
85
very good

907 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 907
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%


Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002)
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Ratings: 907 | Reviews: 421 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Offa:
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Offa

California

4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful, tasty, full-bodied lager.

A wonderful, tasty, full-bodied lager, this is among my favourites.

It is gold - bright and a bit on the paler side, with a huge, dense, creamy white ehad that only slowly shrinks, leaving a small permanent head and beautiful even lacing in rings down the glass.

The aroma is honey, lots of grain, with hints of pine, lemon, sulphur, and toffee.

The taste is creamy malty grain, bread, lemon, pine. It's zesty, smooth, full-bodied, yet rather crisp ans very refreshing. It's on the sweeter side but with a nice light, aromatic bitterness especially in the finish. It goes incredibly well with food and is exceedingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 17:31:33 | More by Offa
More User Reviews:
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-24-2014 02:04:16 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-21-2014 13:21:47 | More by ralerwen
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

NIce soft malt with some soft spicing from hops. Balanced. A little sulfur and maybe a little skunking from green glass.
Very lightly colored and very clear. White head settles out but not gone.
Very full mouthfeel from abundant soft carbonation. Again nice soft malting, but also clear hopping esp. towards the middle and finish in which the hop flavors are particularly strong and lingering. Not necessarily drying, but evident.
I like the creamy feel and balance flavors. Maybe a tad excess on the carbonation, but the flavors are good.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 23:45:11 | More by garymuchow
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-16-2014 01:54:19 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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kyle86

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-13-2014 22:10:55 | More by kyle86
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-13-2014 19:16:28 | More by hmmmbeer10
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-13-2014 19:14:09 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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SnifterLifter

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-13-2014 12:06:08 | More by SnifterLifter
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tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 21:19:57 | More by tclipse
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2014 10:13:22 | More by RochefortChris
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Tarso

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-11-2014 20:01:49 | More by Tarso
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-11-2014 16:50:19 | More by chrishiker1409
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-11-2014 15:58:28 | More by dcmchew
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Twpsyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2014 23:06:12 | More by Twpsyn
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-10-2014 19:52:42 | More by Iamjeff6
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Sande

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-09-2014 05:24:20 | More by Sande
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2014 22:36:44 | More by erialbill
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-06-2014 22:34:39 | More by mikepcarney
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2014 04:56:12 | More by SkinniePost
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Mises85

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a pint glass around 44 degrees.

Appearance: light gold color with a lot of bubbles floating to the top. not too much head although I wonder whether it was because the glass wasn't clean enough or whether the beer is like that.

Smell: Barnyard funk, hay, grassy, fruity (pineapple), touch hoppy

Taste: bright but nice spicy noble hop on the finish

Mouthfeel: quite effervescent, medium body

Overall: I normally don't like lager but this one was quite good. Another home run for the germans.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 23:22:27 | More by Mises85
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-04-2014 23:07:13 | More by BeerDazed
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jlmathis

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-04-2014 06:38:49 | More by jlmathis
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Extremely clean light yellow color. Medium active carbonation for the style. Light head on the pour and not present while drinking.

Smell: Straw and cloves on the front. Bite of skunkiness on the nose as well. Balanced hop body is present yet plays along well with everything else going on here. Slight nuttiness on the back end with a touch of pepper.

Taste: Breadiness on the front. Solid buttery body that compliments some mild fruit hop tones. Oats and barley make their presence toward the back end of the body. Lingering dry malt flavors, with accents of nuts, biscuit, and oats.

Mouthfeel: Clean malt really shines on the palate. Light hop bitterness hangs around with a substantial malt, grainy body. Carbonation is mild but fitting for the style.

Overall: Just a classic munich helles lager. The hop tones play along seamlessly with a airy biscuit malt body. A beer I would share with anyone with conviction that this would be enjoyed by all.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 06:00:56 | More by KFBR392
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MilesRaymond

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-04-2014 00:52:17 | More by MilesRaymond
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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.