Hofbräu Original
Hofbräuhaus München

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Hofbräuhaus München
Lager - Helles
Ranked #95
Ranked #19,837
3.82 | pDev: 12.83%
May 10, 2022
Mar 19, 2002
Very Good
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4.79 by bw2000 from Texas on May 10, 2022
4.25 by igl from Russian Federation on May 10, 2022
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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Spark420

Very nice. Seen a guy buying 24 bottles at the LCBO. I asked him how it was, then in the parking lot he handed me a bottle to try. I’m glad he did as it’s very nice. Nice balance of hop and malt. I will pick up a few next time I’m there.

Apr 30, 2022
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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by BroBobby70 from Texas

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsner glass. HEB $1.99
Look: 2-finger white head, that falls quickly, light yellow color, excellent carbonation, good lacing
Smell: Nice malt nose,
Taste: Nice complexity, malt comes through with some floral hops in the background. Tasty.
Feel: A bit bubbly, nice mouthfeel without being too chewy.
Overall: This is a good beer. More flavor than the average adjunct lager. Would buy again.

Apr 29, 2022
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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Nvrmind16 from California

As far as Helles Lagers go this one is great, very authentic feel, not too dark, not too light, and knows how to balance hops and malt. I just wish it was not in 11.2 ounce bottles.

Apr 21, 2022
2 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 27, 2022
3.25 by mpenske from California on Mar 25, 2022
4.27 by eluvah from New York on Mar 24, 2022
3.83 by cabsandking from Ohio on Mar 22, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CraftBeerTN

What St. Pauli Girl wants to be. Clear, golden yellow color - very pretty beer! Great taste with malt aroma. Clean and crisp. At first a bit sweet, but this did not last. Love my lager's!

Mar 16, 2022
3.97 by mpow34 on Mar 13, 2022
3.78 by KT3418 from Colorado on Mar 02, 2022
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Strid from Sweden

A fairly high quality stock. Lots of carbon dioxide. Good mouthfeel. Light and fairly fresh. Good bitterness, a little breadiness, grass etc. No strange aftertaste. Easy to drink. Not my favorite, tastes like a regular lager, but feels a little more qualitative than a cheap one. Well balanced - not too sweet.

Feb 18, 2022
4.27 by Deano_53 from New York on Feb 13, 2022
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

On tap at Sabatinis, Exeter Pa this evening.

Looks superb in the glass. Crystal clear pale golden yellow body with a strong white head which persists throughout leaving rings of lacing.

Clean, malty, faintly floral aroma.

On tasting, clean, crisp, slightly sweet.

Mouth medium, finish a slightly dry bitterness with a sweeter wash.

Overall, after a day of moving beer around, this is a perfect end of shift beer. Clean, easy drinking, no aftertaste. Would certainly have again. Cheers.

Jan 29, 2022
3.82 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Jan 19, 2022
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by StephenLovett from California

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a small head of white small bubbles. I can see how some people would think this an unremarkable beer in that there isn't any dominating characteristic. I doesn't have the hop bite or character of a Czech pilsner. But the thing is that it's flawless. I mean that literally, no off flavors, perfectly clear, light without being thin, and very refreshing. You can drink a Lot of this. It's a good anytime beer.

Jan 18, 2022
4.24 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Dec 19, 2021
3.94 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Nov 22, 2021
3.92 by Jakepitbull from New York on Nov 20, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by maxarvo from England

A really nice classic old German lager. Nice smooth slightly creamy feel- definitely not too watery or light. Pleasant, mild smell; slight sweeter notes in the taste. Been hunting for my favorite go-to traditional European lager in local stores- currently my favorite is the Paulaner Munchen Lager- this comes just behind that. Very drinkable, malty, smooth.

Nov 18, 2021
3.73 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Nov 10, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Mesium gold color with light carbonation and a thin layer of foam resting on top.

S - Grainy, delicate earthy citrus malt aroma with a nice round, smoothness on the nose.

T- Light sweet maltiness with earthy citrus that ends balanced with a delicate lingering malty citrus.

M - Medium body with light, soft carbonation on the tongue.

O - Very easy drinking.

Oct 10, 2021
3.84 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hankp59 from New York

Welcome to a great Helles. Straw color, nice white head and plenty of carbonation. Light malt with sweetness going to biscuit going to a mild hops with some spice and pepper. If you like a quality lager with flavor go get some.

Oct 07, 2021
3.69 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Sep 29, 2021
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3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

It pours golden. There's graham cracker prominently, it feels less attenuated than other helles. There's a slightly aged stale malt character. Not my favorite.

Sep 04, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

A true classic. Poured into a pint glass. Lovely golden colour. Perfect 2 finger head after a gentle pour, good head retention. Smell is cerealy, slightly nutty. Taste is simply delicious. Biscuity and malty up front, with a bit of grassy hops in the dryish finish. Medium-bodied as far as lagers go, with enough complexity to make it interesting, but very smooth and very quaffable. Overall, lovely stuff. Not the absolute best Bavarian lager, but near the top of the heap.

Aug 13, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

great rich color, perfect airy head, steady bubbles

malted barley rich aroma of good strength

follows nose exactly, with hop touch, clean finish, satisfying feel, excellent

overall a great example of a true lager

Jul 27, 2021
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 16, 2021
3.68 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jul 10, 2021
3.97 by MFawkes9 from Canada (AB) on Jun 27, 2021
3.18 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 22, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

bought a couple of bottles at the lcbo in Ontario poured a 2finger head into glass that leaves a lace as you drink it.
taste is crisp and refreshing.
overall a very good german lager beer that is very easy to drink.

Jun 16, 2021
3.69 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Jun 14, 2021
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