Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,558 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:
1,558
Reviews:
495
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
366
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,558 |  Reviews: 495
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

Photo of nobledust
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mtnwesdew
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle:
Light golden in color and quite clear, and grew a big head on a medium pour. Nice long retention of the headwith a lovely streams of bubbles supplying it.

Had a little olive note as I was pouring it that didn't entice me. But in analyzing, there is a little sweet and light bread notes. The malt plays a big role in the nose, thought there is light dry grass note as well.

Has a classic German bready maltiness to it. The beer is quite crisp with a decent tickle from the carbonation, but with softness at the edges, somehow. The light grass to hay-like bitterness is pushed to the back, and takes a while to evict all of the malt sweetness from my taste buds.

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Photo of DannyP3
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First off let me say I had 2 16.9 glass bottles of Hofbräu Original.
L- poured from bottle to glass with golden yellow color & 1/2-1 finger head of foam.
S- a slight smell of corn & wheats upon first whiff.
T- heaven..no literally this is one of, if not my favorite beer of choice ! The flavor in the hops of this brew really mask the alcohol, almost cant even taste it. Goes down smooth with little to no beer burn.
F- you'll notice right off the bat theres little carbonation in this brew, pretty comparible to a dry stout, makes for an easy dinner drink.
Overall I'd definite recommend anyone and everyone to go try this one for yourselves, you will not be dissapointed. Def worth the price !

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sappyjoker
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden color with a froth, medium sized head.

Smells of sugar infused cereals, wheat and fresh cut grass with a herbal whiff atop.

Drinks incredibly easy, refreshing and light bodied with an effervescent, sweet finish.

Tastes of an aqueous softness with a slowly uprising malt breadiness, resulting in a pleasant toffee sweetness, together with some wheat and grass. Finishes with just the right amount of grassy crispness, a bubbly, lively carbonation and toffee.

Nice, well composed beer, light and refreshing with the right amount of depth.

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Photo of thommo_nk
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On draft, 1 Litre Mass at Hofbrauhaus, Munich, outstanding helles, probably the best on offer anywhere in Munich, as an beer experience this has to be tried and the surroundings of the Hofbrauhaus are just magnificent. Unfortunately it is not always possible to get a seat in the Hofbrauhaus (tourist trap).

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Photo of phantomanboy
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a deliciously righteous German euro lager. Golden, fine white head. Great balance with a smooth, outstanding finish. Grassy, bready mouthful with a peppery tinge. Delicious ice cold.

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Photo of dkemp713
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claybob43
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghwolf
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,558 ratings.
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