Hofbräu Original - Hofbräuhaus München

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1,206 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 40
Gots: 133 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single finger white foam head with little lace on a straw colored clear body. Aroma is mostly of breads and pale malts. Flavor has more of a sweet corn, floral and grass note with a pale malt background. Light body and high carbonation. Overall refreshing and drinkable, simple but flavorful. A little too sweet however.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this Munich Helles from a 12 oz bottle into a ping glass. Poured a clear pale golden color, produced a thick white head, excellent retention and left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of malted barley, fresh cut grass and floral hops. Light in body, this Helles is full of malted barley, fresh baked bread, and a hit of hops at the finish. Clean, crisp, refreshing and this is even better on Tap I have had the privilege of drinking this fresh at Hofbrauhaus in Munich, while i would say it was much better in person on tap- I enjoyed this bottled version very much. Prost!!!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hofbrau Original appears golden-yellow, heavily carbonated, with a fluffy, bubbly white head.

Smells of fresh cut grass. Bright; lime zest; salt. Warm yeast; hay; grapes.

Clean, round, light malt flavor up front (taste). Crisp hoppiness; yeast notes.

Finishes with a metallic tang (pasteurization - educated guess). Smooth...(balance between malts and hops is remarkable).

Notes: pretty good, pretty drinkable. As always, better on-tap (unpasteurized).

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a classic German half liter mug.
Bright straw yellow, crystal clear. Spotty lacing.
Grassy hops, biscuity malts. Great hop crispness.
Clean crisp, well carbonated. Extremely drinkable.
A great lager. Something perfect for the summertime after a hard days work.

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.