Hofbräu Original | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.8/5
Very Good
1,636 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:
#17,938
Reviews:
517
Ratings:
1,636
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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82
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Ratings: 1,636 |  Reviews: 517
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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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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mason jar. Clear light gold with a snow white head. Just the sight makes me want a big soft pretzel.

Pretty standard pilsnerish aroma. Almost a little sourdough.

Much fuller flavor than I expected. I guess I've been conditioned by american beers of the same appearance being so watery. Bready malt, lightly backed with some german hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, light oily mouthcoating and lingering bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall, not my favorite style by any means, but I can enjoy a few of these. I've never been to Oktoberfest or the Munich Hofbrauhaus, but I've had a few layovers in German airports and some mugs of this with some soft pretzels are always a bright spot on miserable travel days.

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Hofbräu Original from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,636 ratings