Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by steveh:
4.88/5 rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Okay, I nearly topped out on this one, but having sampled it so fresh at Uberstein in Chicago, I was thrilled -- as fresh as when I enjoyed the HB beers in Munich.
A -- Clear, golden in color with a resilient white head -- settled quickly to a thin cap.
S -- DMS with bready, yeasty, malt melanoidin character prominent and spicy hops in the finish. Only complaint is that it was probably too thin on aroma.
T -- Sweet and bready, malt melanoidin finishing dry with mild spicy noble hops. Not cloying in any way.
M -- Medium-light body with a very soft mouth-feel.
D -- Top of the charts. I wanted to stay all night drinking nothing but this. Well, maybe a Dunkel too!
This is classic Munich Helles for anyone wondering what the style really ought to taste like!
Serving type: on-tap
08-22-2008 17:46:18 | More by steveh
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3/26/2013. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of light lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of light lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a very clean flavor profile and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Helles style. All around good balance and robustness of clean pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 03:07:29 | More by superspak
Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.