Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by Offa:
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
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3.38/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
i first had this brew about a year ago on my birthday. i instantly found a favorite. it has to be my favorite german imported lager.
the beer pours very nicely. a two finger head that stays around longer than i thought it would. gives way to minimal to no lacing. the appearance is not quite straw yellow but not quite gold either.
it smells like a fresh beautiful spring day. crisp, clear and refreshing. a little hint of skunk was found but most german lagers are a little skunky. maybe the green bottles?
it tastes great. at first a crisp grassy taste followed by a hoppy taste with a touch of honey. the after taste is hoppy with a touch of skunk. pardon my language but even the burps taste good. very crisp, very clean and nicely carbonated
mouthfeel is a little watery but at 5.1 abv its not an IPA. so i did not expect a thick feel. however this brew is all about the taste.
at $8.99 a six pack 11.2 oz bottles. there are craft beers at this price point with higher abv. but like i said this is about having an authentic munich specialty lager. worth every penny, if you ask me.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 22:12:29 | More by Ohiolager
Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.