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Hofbräuhaus is a symbol of Munich’s hospitality and the Bavarian gift for creating a snug and cosy atmosphere. Beer-lovers from all over the world come here to enjoy its famous beers. More than any other, Hofbräu Original embodies the special atmosphere of the beer-making capital of Munich, and exports it to the four corners of the globe. Its refreshing, bitter flavour and alcoholic content of around 5.1% volume have made it famous worldwide. A Munich beer with character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Pale yellow with a one finger white head. Straw, light apple juice, light white bread notes on the nose. Medium bodied, and slightly sweet, with straw, light honey, and dusty malt notes that lead into lighter mineral focused hopping, and some woody notes in the light bitter finish. In no way exciting, but there’s nothing to complain about other than maybe a higher price than it should be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2234) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [161014]
Light gold, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of light grassy spicy hop
Taste of soft light sweet pale malts, light caramel, light spicy bitter hops, bit grassy
Palate - Medium carb, light to medium bogy, slightly oily. Light bitter. Finish as main flavour, more bittterness
Overall - Not a bad lager. OK. Clean palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"malt, lemon, and a little bready cereal in the flavor. a crisp refreshing beer, although it pales in comparison to their dunkel. not bad, though. i’d get again."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (346) - CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours clear straw with two plus fingers of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate patchy lacing (4/5). Nose is biscuity malt, grassy hops, and fruit (apple/grape) (6/10). Taste is mild to moderate sweet, mild to moderate bitter (5/10). Light body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, with an off-dry bitter finish (3/5). See, what I like most about this, is that it reminds me of being in the Hofbräuhaus München. With a beer as big as my head in one hand, and a pretzel as big as my head in the other. Listening to the oompah band. While my nine-month old dances on the table to the delight of the German patrons. Other than that, it’s a pretty standard Helles lager - fairly light in body and character, with no offensive adjunct flavourings. (12/20)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Swiezy (21) - POLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Aromat: słodowy, lekko chlebowy, ciastowy Wygląd: żółte z obfitą pianą, drobnopęcherzykową, średnio trwałą. Smak: średnio treściwe, zbożowe ciało, lekka karmelowość, całkiem słodkie, goryczka bardzo niska. Praktycznie niewyczuwalna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
driv3r_ (14) - POLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Pours with one finger head and reduces to a ring inside the glass. Has clear golden color and high carbonation. Nose - scent of freshly cut grass, dry grain and apple. The taste is very fresh with fruity notes. Light bitterness, light-to medium bodied, no diacetyl. Not bad lager but carbonation and fruityness is too high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (332) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
On tap @ Central Bierhaus Ottawa. Pours a clear, crisp gold with a small white head. Aromas are grape jelly (no kidding!), and apple cider. Tastes are heavy grain, minerals (salt), mild bitterness, and sweet apple cider. Light body, clean, lots of carbonation with a short, sweet, malty finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruitiness, green apples, malt and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel, yeast and pear. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty and mild bready.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, mild bready and herbal hoppy.
Overall impression: Nice fresh helles.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3464) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Sweet bready smell. Pure and fresh taste, light bready. No off flavours as far as I can tell.

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