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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,062 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,062
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 34
Gots: 79 | FT: 1
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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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +31.6%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-08-2011 17:08:23 | More by valkyre65
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iBodhisattva

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +31.6%

10-30-2013 00:42:52 | More by iBodhisattva
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RepMichigan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-22-2011 05:28:14 | More by RepMichigan
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-06-2014 22:00:11 | More by Dba1125
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FunkyMacGroovin

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-26-2012 19:29:25 | More by FunkyMacGroovin
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beerman123

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

10-18-2013 08:17:24 | More by beerman123
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Surook

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-15-2014 02:46:32 | More by Surook
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tharper178

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-27-2014 01:18:16 | More by tharper178
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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Prostman81

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +30.3%

Love this beer. I get it on tap at a really good local German restaurant, usually by the 1L. stein. When I can, I also by a couple 500ml bottles at my local major liquor store. In glass, has a great golden color and a huge head, which eventually settles down. Aroma has a nice smooth malt note. Taste is clean, while having an excellent malt and hop balance, and goes great with whatever German dish I'm having at the time (or is good just on it's own). I can't comment on the 12 oz. green glass bottles (the 500 mls are brown). I've read bad reviews for that serving, but can't comment on them as I just prefer having it on tap thru the restaurant. I bet this one is even better in Germany.

01-02-2009 17:02:12 | More by Prostman81
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +29.7%

Oh man, why don't brewers in America believe in decoction mashing? This beer is a beauty . . . light and smooth with a pleasant hop boquet. This beer makes me fall in love with beer all over again. Honestly, I ask you, what more could you want in a beer? Simply wonderful.

01-24-2006 00:51:28 | More by shbobdb
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steveh

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +28.4%

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!

08-22-2008 17:46:18 | More by steveh
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +27.6%

pours a very pale straw yellow with a nice white foamy head and a small amount of light lace. love the smell, fresh cut grass/hay smells of farm country and herbal notes also. fresh clean malt with a nice hop bitter taste smooth light crisp carbonation adds to the great taste. drinkability anytime all the time. if you like the style you like this beer.

06-01-2009 15:30:06 | More by billybob
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Offa

California

4.85/5  rDev +27.6%

This is a wonderful, tasty, full-bodied lager.

A wonderful, tasty, full-bodied lager, this is among my favourites.

It is gold - bright and a bit on the paler side, with a huge, dense, creamy white ehad that only slowly shrinks, leaving a small permanent head and beautiful even lacing in rings down the glass.

The aroma is honey, lots of grain, with hints of pine, lemon, sulphur, and toffee.

The taste is creamy malty grain, bread, lemon, pine. It's zesty, smooth, full-bodied, yet rather crisp ans very refreshing. It's on the sweeter side but with a nice light, aromatic bitterness especially in the finish. It goes incredibly well with food and is exceedingly drinkable.

04-21-2008 17:31:33 | More by Offa
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mecanini

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +27.1%

I've been a a beer lover since the age of five when my dad gave me my first sips. His staple beer was Reingold!( of all things!) I have a lot of favorites, but this is definitely way up there. It's simple and uncomplicated...to me it's delicious beer!!!!

04-26-2008 00:49:10 | More by mecanini
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klintok21

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

I took a special trip to Milwaukee, WI to visit The Old German Beer Hall and had the privilege to first enjoy Hofbrau on tap there in a large 1 litre glass. Absolutely delicious! When I got back home to Grand Rapids, MI I had to do some searching but was able to track down some bottled Hofbrau to give it a second go around and I think I'm even more in love with it! This fine Deutsche Bier is now my favorite! Prost!

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
86 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.