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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

904 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 904
Reviews: 420
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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Reviews by delta490:
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delta490

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 330ml bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Poured a clear pale gold with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet with notes of bread and maybe green apple (there's a certain tart feeling to it). The taste is very malt forward, with the same flavors as the aroma and a nice hit of hop bitterness on the finish. There is slightest bit of carbonation and the mouthfeel is a little bit thin and both a really quite nice. A great German lager, simple and well made.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 08:25:51 | More by delta490
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Smell: Barnyard funk, hay, grassy, fruity (pineapple), touch hoppy

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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.

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.