Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

very good
1,575 Ratings
Hofbräu OriginalHofbräu Original

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

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Ratings: 1,575 |  Reviews: 498
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of head on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma has a big grain smell with a little lemon in the background, Really nice.
The taste goes from mild bitter to mild sweet, then a sharp moderate bitter note and rounds out sweet again. Great profile.
The texture is crisp, but the body has some weight; and with moderate carbonation.
This is always a winner, and better if on tap.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

NIce soft malt with some soft spicing from hops. Balanced. A little sulfur and maybe a little skunking from green glass.
Very lightly colored and very clear. White head settles out but not gone.
Very full mouthfeel from abundant soft carbonation. Again nice soft malting, but also clear hopping esp. towards the middle and finish in which the hop flavors are particularly strong and lingering. Not necessarily drying, but evident.
I like the creamy feel and balance flavors. Maybe a tad excess on the carbonation, but the flavors are good.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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