Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.8/5
Very Good
1,607 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:
#16,049
Reviews:
504
Ratings:
1,607
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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81
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Ratings: 1,607 |  Reviews: 504
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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Photo of DillanWeems
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Apotheosis
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of snotball007
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of beerman123
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Acforster2
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MajorTim
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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Photo of blbarnett3
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Michigan_Beer420
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nickjd26
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of mjurney
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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Photo of RobertColianni
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pensinck
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Kirian
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from LCBO for$2.80 CDN into a pint glass. To be enjoyed before June 27, 2014.

Appearance - Clear crisp golden colour with bubbles continuously rising to top of glass. 1 finger of head is poured and recedes quickly. Looks refreshing.

Smell - Malts override the hops here to a certain extent although both are mild. Some grassy scents here as well. Nothing overwhelming for the style.

Taste - Crisp and Refreshing, Slight malt backbone shines here, but mild hop flavors also present. Grassy, slightly earthy notes also detected. Overall, the taste is not overwhelming but just tastes damn good. Vague sweetness to the beer as well, but only on the back end of the beer and in the aftertaste,

Mouthfeel - The carbonation allows this beer to hydrate above and beyond expectations, and the feel in the mouth is nothing if not refreshing.

Overall - Really enjoyable especially if you need something to quench your thirst. I can also only imagine the copious amounts of this that is served at Oktoberfest every year in Munich, and wish I was there to enjoy it on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 330 ml. bottle marked L-045-M-120:35. Sampled on October 2, 2013.

It pours pale yellow with a quick lasting white head and moderate clarity.

It was from a green bottle so there is a touch of skunkiness. But once I navigate around that I do pick up a decent malt forward, grainy, and doughy character.

Light to medium in body with a smooth feel on my tongue.

The bready, doughy, and malty characters are just as prevalent in the flavor making this tasty in the German tradition. Clean but dry finish that lingers briefly. I bet I would have liked it more from a keg or a brown bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,607 ratings