Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,575 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:
1,575
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
379
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,575 |  Reviews: 498
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

Photo of nousername
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Duff27
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dubayale
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer overall, good with a snack, goes down smooth and taste delicious.

76 characters

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The classic german lager. This beer defines the style. It tastes like what beer, as a general category, is meant to taste like. Biscuity, light, refreshing. Little hop, perfect carbonation. This beer won't fight any american ales in a flavor battle, but it is a flagship of good beer.

 284 characters

Photo of Reddanm1
2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The beer was a very light, golden color. It had a sweet and grassy aroma, but a hint of malt. The Taste of the beer was very earthy and had a smooth finish. Horbrau also had an acidic up front taste. Aftertaste of the beer was very earthy and was a bit acidic. Overall, I thought the beer was fair, but it would not be my every day drink.

 343 characters

Photo of Mae1118
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Over all not bad, but typically not a great beer. The color is light yellow, taste is mellow sweet. It also smells light and fruity. Pretty good

146 characters

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great traditional German lager. Plenty of biscuity goodness, an earthy hop balance, and exceptional drinkability. Light and refreshing and easy to consume all day long. Prost!

 177 characters

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

pours out clear straw with a large white head, reduces to small bubble layer
nice bitterness level, good malt balance. light mouthfeel,clean finish.
a good light beer to enjoy.

 176 characters

Photo of MattMan95
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dobroblues
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice golden color with a white filmy head. A little bit of lacing and good bubbly carbonation. The aroma is a little grassy, sweet, and has a floral hint along with maltiness, but I had to go searching for them. The taste is similar to the aroma. The malt is upfront and I get more of the grass on the back end along with a dry, bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice. A smooth brew up front, good fizzy carbonation, but the finish dries up nicely with a slow bite of bitterness. Overall, an easy beer to drink. Light, refreshing, with a pretty decent balance between sweetness and bitterness. I like the grassy tones and the slightly dry, bitter finish. I could easily sit back on a nice summery day and throw a few of these back.

 735 characters

Photo of Boo-urns
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ghowehattrick
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,575 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.