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RATINGS: 1057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 21, 2008
This is a wonderful beer. It’s bright, somewhat pale, gold with a huge, creamy white head that shrinks slowly to leave a permanent small head & beautiful, even rings of lace down the glass. The aroma has honey, a lot of lightly toasted grain, hints of lemon, pine, sulphur, and even a little toffee. In taste, it’s mostly rather creamy malt with bread, lemon, pine, and very zesty. It’s mostly lightly sweet with a light, aromatic bitterness near the finish. It’s smooth & full-bodied, yet still crisp and refreshing. It’s wonderful with food and is incredibly drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
Pale yellow with medium white head. Aroma of light yeast and sweet malt. Taste of lemon and sweet malt. Talcy dry, astringent finish. Average bland German fare.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2008
Tasted 4/15/08. 355ml bottle. Filtered with a dull golden hue. Clinging white head. Grainy corny aromas. Typical nose. Light to medium bodied. Cereal and grainy flavors. Mildly tingling. Off dry palate. Sticky cloying finish. Mild toasty flavor. Slight notes of citrus. Sticky and tart. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4570) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2008
Clear, golden yellow, 1 inch white fizz head, that lasts 5 minutes. slight lacing. Aroma is skunky and hoppy (pronounced) good. Mouthfeel is too runny like water. Flavor is medium bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
Sampled at a tasting, from bottle... not much special about this. Poured gold, no standout aroma. Flavor was weak, but was crisp and refreshing. More of a summertime chugging beer. Nice, but not impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2008
Nice gold pour,good carbonation with a medium head.Good aroma of hops and woody like mushroom,fresh grain and bread notes.Flavour is woody,hops bitter good,flavours are good not strong it,s a plesant drink good malt,finish is bitter and sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pour is clear golden with a thin white head...smell is lightly grassy...taste is lightly sweet and grassy...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Poured up in a tankard clear gold with bright white head and cobweb lacing. It has a decent strength aroma with malty sweetness, a note of sugariness and pale malts that blend into floral hops. The taste begins both malty sweet and hoppy with growing floral hoppy notes mixed with a vague hop tart bitterness. The hops persist into the finish with tartness and floral notes. Nice warm weather session brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle (355ml). Poured a pale yellow with a rocky, average sized head which was mostly diminishing. Aroma was of sweet malts, grain, hay, spicy hops (pepper) and some honey. Flavor was a light hop bitterness with sweet malts, grain, hay and a (light) peppery finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation, watery texture, dry mouthfeel and an ok finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Light fruitiness. Yellow-gold color, medium head. Sweet malt with excellent bitter balance. Well-carbonated, crisp, with a smooth finish. Great Helles!


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