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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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2873) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Imported Draft Another import served at Chicago's downtown Christmaskindlmart. Noticeably darker than the normal straw colored lager. Taste was surprisingly complex, too. The hop profile was almost flowery. This was served pretty cold, but some nice aspects came through. Malt taste was actually held back a little. I suppose this is more representative of the Münich style of Helles. Very nice.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from Fresh Fields Market, Croydon. It pours clear gold with a sturdy white head. The nose rather grassy, earth, doughy malts, cracker and cereal. The taste is crisp, light bitterness, touch of creamy malts, grass, cereal, underlying sweetness, light lemon peel and a touch of pepper. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Drinks pretty well. A solid example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2015
Dourada e brilhante com uma fina espuma branca. Aroma de cereais e algum lúpulo. Cerveja muito leve pouco amarga. Muito refrescante, alto drinkability.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2015
Draft. Clear pale yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of light hay, white pepper. Taste is subtle pepper and straw.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1192) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 8, 2015
Clear golden yellow appearance with medium head. Medium bitterness, malty, rounded. Decent Helles style.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color. With a thin white head. Aroma is green glass skunk, grains and straw. Taste Is hay, grains and straw.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shorlin (719) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
cutitoutdave (58) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felip989 (84) - 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roldano (32) - - FEB 16, 2015
Espuma efímera, color dorado transparente, ligero aroma en nariz, sabor muy suave, sin excesivos matices, regusto amargo del lúpulo.

2.7
   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.


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