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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,074 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 34
Gots: 80 | 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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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-28-2014 13:18:20 | More by patrickfromnj
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oberon

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
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RoyalT

Ohio

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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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-13-2013 21:17:51 | More by Tiernan
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DwedPirateWobert

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

California

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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Lazaro

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2013 22:05:56 | More by Lazaro
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

02-06-2012 01:06:53 | More by DWolf
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Jpinoniemi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-28-2014 00:58:50 | More by Jpinoniemi
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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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Twifiter

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-15-2012 20:30:06 | More by Twifiter
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petewheeler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-16-2014 20:56:21 | More by petewheeler
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Jason

Massachusetts

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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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-09-2013 21:20:36 | More by KolbMarley
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Mora2000

Texas

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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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +31.6%

02-04-2012 02:49:25 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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JupiterJesus

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-14-2013 00:35:51 | More by JupiterJesus
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Byeast

Florida

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!

Gemütlichkeit!

04-15-2007 02:20:02 | More by Byeast
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Apotheosis

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-20-2013 02:52:53 | More by Apotheosis
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-13-2014 16:08:07 | More by innominat
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magictrokini

California

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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Moo5152

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-14-2012 11:03:41 | More by Moo5152
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fionn13

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-03-2012 23:35:49 | More by fionn13
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mte1972

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-21-2014 14:26:25 | More by mte1972
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Nemers

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-17-2014 21:52:40 | More by Nemers
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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
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