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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2004
From the bottle this poured a golden-orange color with a fizzy white head. It’s got a light malt aroma, maybe a bit grassy. Good malt and hop balance in the taste. Crisp, clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2004
Pretty good, but a bit more bitter than I thought. I suppose that the bartender told me that it was a lager...seemed more of an amber to me. Kind of winey... Quite drinkable, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Amber colored liquid that sits in my glass foaming. Bright carbonation that passes over my tongue sprightly. Clean soporifics that sneak past my tonsils, lingering. Slowly, subtly, you impress me with your flavor and depth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Light orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is bready, and slightly sweet. A medium bodied helles. Malts are bready, fruity and sweet. No bitterness. Touch of grain and bread. Nice balance. Would be a good session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Had 3 liters every night of this stuff when I was in munich. Excellent drinking beer. Great aroma and flavor. Relatively light but still a great beer. Very smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ogi5x5 (1) - USA - OCT 29, 2004 does not count
Another one of Bavarian’s excellent beers! Nice golden color, flowery aroma and it goes down like water!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas: Light golden with a decent white head. Light body; watery at times; light carbonation. Subtle but sweet malt base with grainy notes throughout. Aromas of flowers, tin and herbs. Some bitterness rounds out the finish. Mostly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2006 On tap at IL Casale in Schwaig, Germany. Outstanding lager! Rich maize color- deep gold. Has a flowery aroma. Fresh tasting with a nice mild bitter flavor. Low in carbonation. So very easy to drink. Big points for ambiance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly grainy. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Another husky sample of HB beer. Not oxidized or skunky, just an aftertaste of grain husks that won’t go away. Sigh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2004
Golden color and light in feel. Could drink this for awhile if it weren’t for the slightly sweet aftertaste. Nice beer.


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