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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

984 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 30
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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adams82

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold/straw color with a billowy white head. Bready and fruity aromas; delicate hop scent. Flavor is malty; a little grainy, with some hop flavors/bitterness. Nice and dry, effervescent, but not chock full of flavor reducing adjunts.

Well suited for, but not limited to, hot summer days; Hofbrau Original is a minimally invasive, and well crafted lager. It's crisp, clean, refreshing and begs to be sipped on all day.

I can also tell you from experience, that this beer goes very well with generous portions of chicken and veal. I have very happy memories swilling on litre mugs of this stuff at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, MI, before and after a gigantic meal.

A style that I don't see too much, but I really enjoy and this one is well done by Hofbrau.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 00:07:20 | More by adams82
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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.