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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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 (8059) - 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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 29, 2008
Thanks to ghawener. Pours very light yellow with white head. Light bodied. Herbal and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Note: Best if consumed in a large hall, with a polka band playing, while eating a huge preztel. I’ve had this from a bottle and while at the Hofbrau House, and of course it’s better over there. In fact, if I was to rate this froma bottle only, I wouldn’t rate it very high really. But, from a tap in a huge serving vessel, it is very good. A little soapy tasting, but smooth and lively. Hints of honey, malts and bannana.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville. Pours a light gold color with a smal head. Aroma is the typical German grainy scent. Taste is spicy with a bit of wheat to it. Better drinker than it looked.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pours a golden color with a white head. Smells like a typical german beer. Clove, banana-like, and has a little bite for the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
yellow color, thin white head which lasts a second. aroma of grain and (banana) wheat. flavor is banana-ish wheaty with a spicy tone. medium bodied with a sweetish finish. not offensive, but not particularly refreshing.


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