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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Light golden with a frothy head that subsides into a decent half-inch of sustined head over a bubbly clear beer. A basic german lager is not my favorite style, but for what it is, this is pretty well done. Aromas of sweetish malt, barely noticeable hops and a familiar lager yeasty character. The flavor is smooth, clean and crisp, but with a slightly bitter-hop aftertaste. Not a stunning beer, but does what it does pretty well. Recommended if you want a light, clean unchallenging beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shorlin (714) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Pretty fizzy, deep yellow. Head dissipates quickly. Grassy noble hop aroma, some malty sweetness as well. Not a lot of flavour, decent bitter touches. Crisp yet full bodied at the same time. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
cutitoutdave (19) - - MAR 24, 2015
Light yellow-gold poured from bottle with ample frothy white head. Aroma of grass and noble hops, not overpowering, maybe some hay. Malty flavor with a hint of sweetness up front, bready midbody, and spicy noble hops at the end that are more dominant than I would have thought for a Helles. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, slightly oily aftertaste. Overall nice lager, a standard for the class, though hops seem nearly as prominent as a Pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felip989 (68) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Golden with a medium non persistent white head. Aroma is bread and cereal with some nice herbal and floral notes. Same in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste. Kinda watery. Refreshing Helles!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roldano (30) - - FEB 16, 2015
Espuma efímera, color dorado transparente, ligero aroma en nariz, sabor muy suave, sin excesivos matices, regusto amargo del lúpulo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
500 ml. bottle poured into a lager glass. Clear gold pour with a slight white head that leaves thin lacing. Aroma of hay, grass, and grain. Has a dry, watery feel, pretty run of the mill for a German Helles. Refreshing, would pair well with bratwurst. Has a soft, malty effect, with a decent hoppy bite in the aftertaste. Just doesn’t have anything going for it to separate it from the pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1842) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Bierstube. Clear bright gold pour. Fizzy white head reduced to just a tiny white ring and small islands of lace. Glossy bready flavors. Yellow plums. Plantains. Grassy green grapes. Good for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingofthemtn (25) - - FEB 2, 2015
On tap from 5 Liter mini-keg, poured into red solo cup. Nice clear yellow color. Faint apple aroma, no typical beer aroma. Taste is crisp and clean with hint of apple and weak floral hop. Like water on the palate. Overall I think the full splendor of the beer was lost in the meal pairing with braised brisket and baked beans. When consumed with spicy mustard covered bratwurst and potato salad I bet it complements the food much better. Not a pizza/burger beer, but I’d drink it again ... and again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (328) - - FEB 1, 2015
Sampled on draught at the Hofbräuhaus. That is the Hofbräuhaus in Las Vegas, not the real one in Munich. A pleasant, well-made Helles. Slightly floral hops, and a good balance between malt flavours and hop bitterness. The real thing, not an imitation. You can’t beat years of tradition!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2142) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Light straw color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, & cereal; Flavor of hops, grain, and malt; Finish is slightly bitter; Refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (3222) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
50cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours clear golden with a rather small, white head. Grainy aroma with some fruity notes, hints of cooked vegetables, honey, herbs and grass. Moderate to medium sweet with mild grainy and slightly herbal flavours and a somewhat decent bitterness. Far from impressive in my book, more like a half decent premium lager. Quite disappointing.

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