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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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very good

1,064 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,064
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 34
Gots: 80 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website

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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Reviews by baos:
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4.55/5  rDev +19.7%

16.9 fluid ounces into Atlas Mason jar.

A: Quintessential beer look. 2 finger head dissipates down to a nice sheen and collar with some lacing here and there.

S: Standing in a field of clover or in the loft with fresh baled hay with a dripping honey-comb in your hand.

T: Yum! Clover blossom plucked and nectar suckled out. There beer tastes super fresh this beer was brewed for ubermensch.

M: Very nice.

D: A one.

06-22-2008 02:22:36 | More by baos
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev 0%

Had this out in a bier garten yesterday and it just seemed to hit the spot best out of all the brews I had.Poured a nice golden color with medium head that left some lacing,smell was slightly malty and very juicy fruity,very appetizing.Taste was a little fruity and grainy,very quaffable warm weather beer great for sitting outsied under the beer tent.

06-11-2003 07:47:10 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT


4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance – The body of this beer is absolutely brilliant. It is crystal clear and yellow in color with a tinge of orange and sports a nice white head.

Smell – The grain here is strong and heavily lagered. I can pick up a bit of sugary sweetness but mostly this is a grain bouquet.

Taste – The grain here is unabashed. It is just huge. There’s a lingering malty sweet finish, as there should be.

Mouthfeel – It’s not quite medium-bodied, but it’s big and extremely smooth.

Drinkability – This is why I wish I lived in Germany.

01-22-2005 04:25:12 | More by RoyalT
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-13-2013 21:17:51 | More by Tiernan
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-03-2013 17:37:34 | More by DwedPirateWobert
Photo of andyfrancis


3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured into a mason jar. Clear light gold with a snow white head. Just the sight makes me want a big soft pretzel.

Pretty standard pilsnerish aroma. Almost a little sourdough.

Much fuller flavor than I expected. I guess I've been conditioned by american beers of the same appearance being so watery. Bready malt, lightly backed with some german hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, light oily mouthcoating and lingering bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall, not my favorite style by any means, but I can enjoy a few of these. I've never been to Oktoberfest or the Munich Hofbrauhaus, but I've had a few layovers in German airports and some mugs of this with some soft pretzels are always a bright spot on miserable travel days.

09-08-2013 00:19:16 | More by andyfrancis
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2013 22:05:56 | More by Lazaro
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

02-06-2012 01:06:53 | More by DWolf
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-28-2014 00:58:50 | More by Jpinoniemi
Photo of generallee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Presentation: It was poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The bottle has no freshness date or any info other than the style.

Appearance: It has a bright yellow body with very good clarity and some visible carbonation. The head is tall and full of soft white bubbles. Its retention is good as it slowly fades to a thin covering, that with a little swirl of the glass, lasts all the way to the last sip. On the glass it leaves behind some nice spotty lacing.

Smell: There are note of light pale malt notes with a solid floral/spicy/grassy hop presence.

Taste/Palate: Its flavor has a delicate sweet bready or sugar cookie like maltiness up front with a lemon meringue pie like undertone. Nice spicy/floral hop notes soon move in and add their bitterness and character. The hop character is in my opinion is in perfect balance to the malt. The finish has a good snappy, crisp and dry character that makes it extremely drinkable.

Notes: Again to sum up this beer it is well balanced, tasty and easy to drink. It makes for a good summer drinking beer and works well with a light snack of soft sour dough pretzels.

07-01-2010 12:24:41 | More by generallee
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-15-2012 20:30:06 | More by Twifiter
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-16-2014 20:56:21 | More by petewheeler
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with a no freshness date.

Appearance: Bright and sparkling pale golden colour, the big frothy white head does wins my eyes over.

Smell: Clean and fresh grassy aroma of “just milled” malt and slightly flowery hop oil.

Taste: The crispness is spot on and raises the refreshing level of this beer, a big mouthful of grain hits the palate with fresh cut hay and bitter noble hop flavours. Biscuity and slightly doughy flavours hit middle to end showing the freshness of the brew.

Notes: This lager has grown on me over the summer and has won a spot in my fridge, a plate of grilled bratwurst and braised cabbage went perfect with this brew.

07-09-2003 19:39:46 | More by Jason
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-09-2013 21:20:36 | More by KolbMarley
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is grain and grassy hops. The flavor is more of the same with some light malts and some grassy and slightly earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-10-2010 05:42:43 | More by Mora2000
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

02-04-2012 02:49:25 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-14-2013 00:35:51 | More by JupiterJesus
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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance: poured a paler golden color with a medium sized white head.

Smell: some nice grains woth a touch of sweetness, grassy and lightly floral hop.

Taste: Very balanced and drinkable taste, good amounts of bready/ doughish/crakerish malts, mixed with a nice crisp grassy fresh hop, nice grains to the afterytaste. Extremely well crafted.

Mouthfeel: refreshing, medium bodied.

Drinkability: One of the most drinkable beers iv'e had, the flavor and feel of this beer make me just want to chug! Im drinking it out of a mug but i wish i
was at the actual Hofbrauhaus in München with a huge 2 litre mug!


04-15-2007 02:20:02 | More by Byeast
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-20-2013 02:52:53 | More by Apotheosis
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-13-2014 16:08:07 | More by innominat
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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%

Tap. Pours clear light gold with a minimal white head. Metallic and sour malt aroma. The taste is just like a pilsener. Light pale malt, a bit of saaz sweetness, and sharp metal. Very easy to put down a lot of these. Just not as as good as the hefeweizen.

12-16-2008 18:27:10 | More by magictrokini
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-14-2012 11:03:41 | More by Moo5152
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-03-2012 23:35:49 | More by fionn13
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New York

2.95/5  rDev -22.4%

11.2oz green bottle at fridge temp poured into a pint.

Pours out a very clear golden color, very small amount of sediment if you look hard enough. About one fingers worth of white head that fades to a thin yet retentive layer. Some nice sticky, sporadic lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles rushing to the top.

A bit skunky and bland. Mineral lager yeast and some grains.

Similar to the aroma. Mineral, almost sulfer lager yeast, sweet cereal grains, hints of butter, finishes with a bit of crisp hop bitterness.

Crisp, refreshing, light bodied. A bit watery.

Pretty standard lager. Only slightly better than most American macros, not something I would strive to drink again.

12-26-2012 21:56:39 | More by dogfishandi
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-21-2014 14:26:25 | More by mte1972
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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
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