Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,569 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
Ratings:
1,569
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
375
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,569 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

 200 characters

Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ptp25
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajdelaney
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
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

78 characters

Photo of txx675rx
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

 761 characters

Photo of edrip222
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

 418 characters

Photo of KensWorld
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
2.15/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rojavaga
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juiposa
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darandos
2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sjrider
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of haoquanlin
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A very decent lager and want to try it in the city. (February) Bottle at home from getrankmartt offenberg. A very very nice lager, I think a contest is on with augustiner hell.

 176 characters

Photo of Atg1095
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zhenghao
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It has brilliant golden color with white foamy head. Taste like a light wheat beer with earthy feeling. It's a very typical German lager with a pretty good quality.

 164 characters

Photo of changhe1
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall - I am not a big fan of this beer because it tasted like scotch. But the golden yellow color was a pleasant color to see.
Color - Gold, Yellow
Taste - Scotch note
Smell - dark

 184 characters

Photo of rszopko17
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: light, clear gold

Smell: sweet, but earthy

Taste: smooth, grassy, green taste

Very fresh, herbal, earthy beer. Overall, average.

137 characters

Photo of Yoann
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle to a Hofbräu mug
A - Clear gold with a thick white head (if you pour it the German way)
S - Only yeast
T - A German lager
M - Correct Carbonation
O - A lager with little personality, no particular aroma but nothing wrong either.

 250 characters

Photo of WhiteHendrix
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,569 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.