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: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,805
Reviews:
522
Ratings:
1,649
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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Ratings: 1,649 |  Reviews: 522
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 BenBreeg
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesroses
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markarizmendi
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect beer for a warm day - easy drinking and yet complex and interesting.

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Photo of alexdavit3
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Golden / straw color with decent head that fades slowly.

Smell - Malty, with hints of those Hallertau hops

Taste - Easy drinking, yet flavorful malt forward beer. I like the low hoppiness of this style - it's a great beer-flavored beer, without all the distractions of some of the more modern ales. That being said, the hops balance out the malt well.

Feel - Great mouthfeel - not too thin, and when the head is present, has a slightly creamy feel to it.

Overall - This is my go-to beer for this style - mainly because it's easy to get around here, but also because it is so darn delicious. It's even better when you get it on draught at a HB establishment.

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Photo of wejohnsn
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

light and refreshing, smooth and creamy tasting. very satisfying and enjoyable. nine bucks for a 6 pack at SPECS in Temple, TX. well worth the dough. This is something to look forward to at the end of the work day !

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a pint glass. Had it a little while ago, but a post just prompted me to pull out my notes for a review.

L---Clear, light straw color. Full head that faded to a cap and left ok lacing.

S---Balanced between malt grains and some lightly spicy citrus. A bit floral.

T---Again, really well balanced between breadiness and spicy lemon citrus. A slight bitterness in the finish.

F---Medium feel with plenty of carbonation. Crisp & easy to drink, guess that's why the Germans order these by the liter.

O---This brewer has been around for a million years for a reason. They know what they are doing. This is a textbook example of a Helles Lager.

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

a good munich helles lager easy drinking and smooth with good white head best enjoyed cold on any day of the season
also don't drink too many of this one or it will put you over the bus.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nickles
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of irate_alien
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdeuce
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A foggy body with a light white head. Scents of hallertau hops and slight banana backdrop. Smooth palate a bit slick, light to medium with medium carbonation. Sweet but not cloying. Easy to drink and very sessionable. My only gripe is there is a bit of an oft taste on the wash. Hard to describe but otherwise, a nice clean German beer.

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Photo of jmbrill81
4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is simply one of the best, most balanced lagers around. Everything is subtle and in its place with this beer, from the delicious, warming malt to the bracing hop finish. Just great.

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Photo of RaginBowener
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of quack
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goalie35
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevenjtoy6
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell of steamed vegetables, taste is balanced, more so than other Helles beers which lean more towards malty sweetness.

This has a slight bitterness of steamed and seasoned broccoli (this may sound inappealing but it actually is very drinkable).

Subtlety and balance with a fullish mouth-feel.

It does not really inspire from the first sip but you keep coming back for more ... and more.

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,649 ratings