Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
1,615 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,046
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,615
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
397
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0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,615 |  Reviews: 509
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of hopsputin
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: slightly hazy bright golden yellow with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom. 2 finger rocky white head that fades to around .5 fingers and sticks around

s: right away you pick up that distinct 'lager' aroma. some pale malts, sweet citrus, earthy grains, and finishes with some clean hops

t: fresh dough right away. creamy sweet citrus, straw, clean caramel maltiness with some faint honey. ends with that clean earthy straw flavor and the faintest hops. real clean tasting

m: lighter mouthfeel, but has a lot of carbonation. the fizziness really helps the sweeter citrus flavors pop and blend well with that nice doughy flavor

o: i went in not expecting too much on this, and i was pleasantly surprised. it doesn't have the biggest of boldest flavors, but its put together real well, and the that taste is crisp, sweet, and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Tone
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, hint of sulfur, and a hint of adjunct?. Fits the style of a Munich Helles Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sulfur, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of adjunct. Overall, I'm sure this is better in Germany, but still not too bad here in Missouri; decent Munich Helles Lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear pale gold, 2 fingers of white foam, high carbonation, leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: malty sweet, slight smell of hops, pretty standard.

Taste: Starts malty sweet but finishes slightly bitter and dry, underlying taste of noble hops

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, clean and crisp, moderate to high carbonation, very drinkable.

Overall: A very good lager and an excellent example of the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep golden color, a little haze. Lots of carbonation rising. Thick bright-white head.

Aroma:
Sweet, bready, biscuit, a little caramel.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Very rich malt, bready, biscuit, dash of caramel. Hop bitterness is mild. Finish is crisp and clean. Medium bodied, very refreshing, crisp, clean, a little dry.

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,615 ratings