1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

Not Rated.
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräu Original

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

1,109 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 37
Gots: 93 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hofbräu Original Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,109 | Reviews: 436 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of caustin90
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

caustin90, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03/18/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Full bodied & less bitter than the famous weiss these guys do. Very good & goes down too easy. Thank goodness it's a mere 5.1 ABV.

seedyone, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

harpus, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of smorbrod
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

I like to have a nice strong IPA or other Pale Ale, or two, then have a Hofbrau Original. The smoothness of this lager is a great palate cleanser after the hoppy beers. If I just have one of these right away I would give it a 3 but for some reason after a couple of pale ales it seems almost creamy.

smorbrod, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of MattWatson37
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

MattWatson37, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of kotzbauerm
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kotzbauerm, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of jawaltz
5/5  rDev +31.6%

jawaltz, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of tcroft09
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%

tcroft09, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours a pale yellow with a fizzy head. The smell is a little sour with mostly the malt coming through and then some citrus from the hops finishing the beer. The taste is mellow in the beginning with an almost tart finish from the hops. I thought it was a nice german style but it didn't floor me in any category though.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JSaulWelter
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Pure perfection in a bottle

JSaulWelter, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of ZachT
4/5  rDev +5.3%

ZachT, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of crosbyms
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

crosbyms, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of AGB
4/5  rDev +5.3%

AGB, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of mabermud
3.8/5  rDev 0%

mabermud, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Gilbert80
4.72/5  rDev +24.2%

Gilbert80, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Grodd87
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Grodd87, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

EdmundBlackadder, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Cramshawbar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of FreddieMercuryHayes
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

FreddieMercuryHayes, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ChristosGeorgiou
4/5  rDev +5.3%

ChristosGeorgiou, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of nmoeschler
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

nmoeschler, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Bzash
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Bzash, Aug 20, 2014
Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
86 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.