Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu OriginalHofbräu Original
BA SCORE
64.1%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 1,579 ratings
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräu Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,112
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,579
Liked:
1,012
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
13.16%
Alströms:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
382
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,579 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of nooutlet
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not the best Helles out of Munich but usually the easiest to come by. Reminds me of my time living and enjoying the life of Bavaria!

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

L- Pours a crystal clear pale golden topped by a 1/2 finger of white head. Good retention with light patchy lacing.

S- Faint aroma of grain and a slight hop spiciness. A touch of apple mixed in as well.

T- Very similar to the aroma. Crisp and clean taste of grain, bready malts, and finished off with spicy hops. Well balanced flavour!

F- Light-Medium body with a crisp moderate carbonation. Perfect for the style.

O- Hofbrau Original is classic, extremely well done example of the Munich Helles Lager. It has a crisp, clean aroma and taste, and is extremely easy drinking. Ideal for on a hot summers day, but great for any day if I'm going to be honest here!

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ Tap Room at Somerset Hills Hotel in Warren, NJ.

Pale gold with that classic Munich Helles brilliant clarity and frothy white head. Grainy pils malt and spicy noble hop aroma. A little sulfur/DMS as well. Bready and grainy malt flavor, but maybe a touch too heavy with the the spicy hops. Bitter and dry finish. Pretty sharp and biting for a Helles, it could benefit from being a little softer.

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Photo of CamRun
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oleg85
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgido759
2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jh0104
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calador
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The #1 for me for summer days! Fresh, smooth and easy. What can be better? Harp maybe?

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Photo of ntomich
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From the bottle, it pours a golden color with a small head, soon reducing to a ring with islands. I get grass and light malt in the nose. The mouth gets a clean light malt flavor with no aftertaste.

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Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ptp25
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajdelaney
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice and easy beer to drink, the notes of honey make it exceptionally smooth

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Photo of txx675rx
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Green bottle. Poured into a flared pilsner glass, the appearance was a burnt yellow laziness. A one finger white foamy head leveled out at a nice pace. Mild stringy lace ran here and there. The aroma started off with some sweet bready to biscuity maltiness leaning into some mild grassy hops. The flavor is the same with some skunkiness starting to show through. Light semi-sweet bready aftertaste leaning into the finish, but that’s starting to show some skunkiness. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice decent clean sessionable smooth feel to it. Carbonation rides light. Overall, decent Hellas lager, good thing I drank it now. In less than a week, probably would be totally skunked. I lucked out. But still hate green bottles.

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Photo of edrip222
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had 1 Liter on tap at the Estabrook Beer Garden in Whitefish Bay Wi. It is clear and bright golden color with 2 finger white head and minimal lacing. The smell is rather neutral with some fruit notes, bit of yeast and lighter malt. Taste is light and refreshing with the hints of bread and light fruit notes with a slightly yeast aftertaste. All in all very nice and balanced beer, that was easy to enjoy in quantity.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
2.15/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 64.1% out of 100 with 1,579 ratings
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