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:
380
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,575 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of Cristoph
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DallasK
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mribbens
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

on tap in a 0.5L mug. --- smell: light malt sweetness combined with herbal noble hop spiciness. look: this is pale golden lager with half inch white head with good retention and filtered clear. taste: light grainy malt flavors balanced by soft, retrained bitterness. feel: medium body with creamy texture, crisp carbonation and subtle astringency. it finishes short and dry with a late burst of bitterness. - these are all traits that you'd expect of a well executed Helles.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hephaestos
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Celtics76
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclone
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arini10
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

Photo of rbrandt22
4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Totally clear gold color, a fine stream of gyser-style bubbles creates a fine, thin layer of white foam. Bubbly in the middle at all times.

Herbal, earthy, funky German lager yeast has a wonderful, classic aroma. Corn and dry wheat, with a heavy herbal mix.

The flavor is just classic German Helles, light, crisp but a long and rather smooth finish. Full of yeast/herbal hop combo goodness. The hops have the spicey/herbal kick under a rather green veggie taste. The balance is just perfect. Whoever said good beer doesn't come in a green bottle was lost.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11-26-16 - Half liter pour in the main beer hall at the Hofbrau Haus in downtown Munich, Germany. Can't get a much better "look" than this.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The color of gold, clear beer covered with tall, white foam quite durable. Melting leaves a lot of decorations, unfortunately, not very nicely breaks.
The aroma is a leading malt and delicate notes similar to sauerkraut.
Taste: as above, malty, sweet and grassy notes, silage withdrawn. Gentian very minimal.
Saturation high, adds vigor.
Not bad.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of sokol_1993
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite malty and biscuity, sweet, not too different from Weihenstephaner Original.
Very refreshing.

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Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dkline39
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Southpawwp
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KCarr
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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