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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
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#22,457
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
1,681
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
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Photo of Tscott818
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stignacious
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed as part of BJCP training. 4A Munich Helles.

Fair smaller foamy head mild retention, crystal clear golden pilsner color

Nose big grainy sweet malty aroma, grainy and complex, faint background DMS acceptable, very mild background noble floral hop

Taste more rich complex grainy malt, fair grainy sweet, med-low bitterness with mild floral noble hops, faint DMS acceptable, drier finish, little bitterness and malt lingering

Mouth is med to lighter bod, medium carb, soft lager, little crisp

Overall pretty good, hops are little light but nice

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Photo of Dentist666
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotunsynth
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishkyle21
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockDocAZ
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear yellow with fine, soft foam.

Smell is clean, crisp and bready with some floral and mineral notes.

Taste is very clean and crisp, bready with a richness to it. Moderate floral bitterness and a long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with bright carbonation.

Overall, a superb helles, clean and refreshing.

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Photo of zmeik
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sqpat
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of singletary
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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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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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,681 ratings