Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,294
Reviews:
528
Ratings:
1,667
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
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Photo of bankboy66
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mclusal
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

M11

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Photo of elnachooo
3.19/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cerveza de color amarillo pálido con una cabeza blanca densa. En su aroma se distingue la malta, el pan y algunas notas herbáceas. En boca es ligera y amarga, con una intensidad suave.

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Photo of mghtg6
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timon
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice. Strawberry-lemongrass taste with a light golden color--and a GREAT mouthfeel. Not much head or lacing, but this is a CLASSIC German beer. The kind my German grandpa always had in stock. Smell could be a bit more interesting but besides that it's a solid 4 rating overall.

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Photo of Arcturus89
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is biggest of caramel and some cereal malts. Along with these smells are some light toasted aromas and a bit of earth and grass hop and a hint of citrus.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy, light caramel, and bready taste that has hints of some earthiness upfront. As the flavor profile advances some light lemon and citrus as well as more caramel tastes come to the tongue. In the end one is left with a rather grainy bread taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is just above average in thickness and normal in carbonation. For the flavor profile being more malt based and somewhat grainy the feel is fantastic overall and makes for an easy drinking brew.
Overall – This is a nice easy drinking bready brew. A good summer to winter transition brew.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - clear straw color body with white head

Smell - grains, fresh cut grass

Taste - grains, bread, fresh cut grass, fresh baked dough, biscuit

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, bready upfront, crisp and dry in the finish

Overall - nice beer here, drinks very easy, nothing pretentious, just a crisp, clean, straightforward beer. Recommended

Price point - $1.79/11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of moodenba
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hofbrau Original bottle at 40F poured into a simple glass in
August, 2018. Fairly thin head over a golden body. Taste is initially spritzy carbonation, but comes on with a beery malt body with a good dose of noble hop bitterness. Nice balanced aftertaste. Pretty good. I might like a maltier Munich Helles.

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Photo of Knickfan3
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zinck
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a robust clear gold with a finger and half of creamy white head

Head is all light maltiness...I'm not getting much else

Taste is very balanced and nuanced. There is of course the malt, a bit of earthiness, and just the slightest bit of lemon citrus. All is delicate and playing well together.

Nice mouthfeel....it is full bodied, but very drinkable. Low/moderate carbonation, with a dry finish....I can see why it is ordered by the liter. Could drink all day.

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Photo of mehak
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Macamah
2.13/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenjaGrif
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Not-quite-gold pale yellow with a decent white head.

Smell: Slightly skunky yeast, sweet malt, crisp citrus.

Taste: Mild yeasty malt, some pepper, a bit of metallic bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick and decently carbonated.

Overall: I'm not too big of a fan of this. I think it could do with some cleaner, crisper flavors and less of a yeasty sourdough note.

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Photo of Baviera
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davidlbarnes
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers in the world. Perfect balance.

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Photo of HopBelT
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,667 ratings