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

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#15,663
Reviews:
502
Ratings:
1,599
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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Photo of Alekcide
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Daru
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good alternative to commercial Lager

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Photo of scottvanbelois
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Looks like a beer should look. Brillant crystal clear, bright and shiny. Tons of carbonation. Head is massive with excellent retention
S: Originally after pouring there was a pretty noticable DMS or sulfurous odor to this, common among brews from central Europe. Interestingly though it seemed to have disapeared after a bit. Otherwise, the aroma is very sudsy, almost soapy. Grainy, or like baked granola with honey. Slightly floral as well
T: Damn smooth. There's something about Helles lagers man. Anyway the flavors are pretty good. Sweet and honeylike.
F: Crisp, super refreshing. Light and easy as hell to drink
O: Great Helles, absolutely killer. Certainly enjoyable, although there are others objectively I like better. Overall though a great example of one of my favorite styles

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

Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden in color with great clarity and a mid-sized white head. The aroma is pure Helles...light malty sweet scents, along with light sulfur and some spicy hops. The taste is lightly malty, with herbal German hop flavors in the mid taste through the finish. Crisp and medium-light in body.

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Photo of dandy14
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Afeo
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of tubeyes
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mike_golf
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only drunk HB bier at the Hofbrau Haus in München (Munich) and it is excellent. I can't give a more technical review, but it is very tasty and worth drinking! Very tasty!

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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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

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,599 ratings
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