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Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,024 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,024
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 33
Gots: 65 | 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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maddog1495

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-04-2014 22:01:25 | More by maddog1495
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Saviour

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-04-2014 17:18:23 | More by Saviour
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dithridge

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-30-2014 02:39:52 | More by dithridge
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JDeming

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-30-2014 01:44:26 | More by JDeming
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Zachariah1978

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-29-2014 12:51:08 | More by Zachariah1978
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-29-2014 06:02:05 | More by AugustusRex
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drwatson32

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-29-2014 03:08:16 | More by drwatson32
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superspak

Michigan

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
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-28-2014 00:13:28 | More by baconfromwalmart
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-26-2014 01:53:02 | More by patre_tim
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-25-2014 21:06:20 | More by huntermop
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-25-2014 17:20:26 | More by DuffDaddy
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Srkolodn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-24-2014 13:28:40 | More by Srkolodn
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MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-23-2014 17:05:59 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2014 07:25:13 | More by steverx8
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shiverstar


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-22-2014 05:15:24 | More by shiverstar
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-22-2014 05:11:56 | More by mrcraft
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toppoop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-20-2014 23:35:09 | More by toppoop
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barczar

Kentucky

3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lightly bready malt in aroma, floral hops are subtle. Flavor is slightly stale cardboard, but bready and malty. Might be a little oxidized. Not what I remember or expected, and I hope it's the bottle. Will have to review on draft to hopefully get a better experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 21:20:55 | More by barczar
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Jan. 29 2015. With this being one of my favourite lager styles, and the Germans in general being my favourite pale lager brewers, I've got pretty high hopes for this one. Served well chilled.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of dense, bone-white head. It soon dissipates into a filmy cap and collar, leaving a curtain of lacing left behind to stick to the glass. The aroma is classic German pale lager - grainy pale malts, a bit crackery, with some grassy hay and floral notes. There's a weak hint of that sulphurous skunk smell, but it works well enough in this context to not be an issue.

Simple, but great. Nice, clean grainy barley malt flavour kicks this one off, somewhat doughy with a light honeyed sweetness. The noble hops round things out toward the end, with their green grassy notes and light earthiness drying the finish off. Crisp and clean in the aftertaste; an absolute pleasure to drink in hot weather. Light in body, with relatively firm carbonation that gives this one an enjoyable bite. Highly refreshing.

Final Grade: 4.0 even, an impressive A-. The Germans are the masters of lagerdom, and Hofbräu Original is yet another testament to this fact. This is an outstanding Munich lager that could easily become a staple - if it became readily available locally, at least. Until then, I'll probably just stick with other imports, but as far as this style goes, I do believe I've finally found a new favourite to displace the venerable (and ubiquitous) Spaten. A wonderful continental lager that should appeal to not only BAs, but beer drinkers in general - grab one while it's available.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 17:12:06 | More by thehyperduck
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-19-2014 02:49:36 | More by ammoser79
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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2014 14:06:17 | More by Jach
Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 1,024 ratings.