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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - 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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (3055) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (240) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a brilliant gold with a brilliant white head. That would rate a four but the head evaporates and gives no lace. The aroma is just slightly unpleasant: hay, floral, and basement aromas. Too much perfume. Brief sweetness gives way to overpowering bitter and sour: off balance flavor. Palate it almost pleasant but unremarkable. In spite of my negative comments it’s quite drinkable. A good thirst quencher but not much else.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2518) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Tap @ Hofbräuhaus (Cleveland): Served in a one liter dimpled mug. Toasted amber color with a huge, frothy white head that foams up like a cloud. Aroma of fresh grain, barley, toasted biscuits, light honey, very faint grassy notes, baked bread. Pretty raw & light, very inviting. Flavor is loaded with toasted barley, honey coated grains, biscuits, baked bread, grass, faint lemon zest, a hint of metallic caramel, & a big waft of crisp, dry yeast in the finish. Light Noble hop bitterness, a touch of earthiness that lingers with the grain flavor. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2085) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
A decent German lager. The beer pours a bright and clear straw color with a decent sized white head. The head leaves a bit of lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose is mostly cereal with a light touch of grassy hops. The body is on the lighter side but the flavors are pretty delicious. I tasted plenty of hops with a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2088) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Light straw color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, & cereal; Flavor of hops, grain, and malt; Finish is slightly bitter; Refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnwokedi89 (72) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Very bitter flavor upfront and after taste. Yellow hefeweizen color without the hefeweizen taste. Decent German experience if you like tart and bitter beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenriqueBraga (106) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2015
Amarela palha, Boa formação e estabilidade de espuma. Aromas de malte e lúpulo herbal bem equilibrados com retrogosto levemente amargo. Refrescante. Boa helles.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Zetty (11) - BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2015
De característica alemã, com ingredientes básicos e sabor bem neutro deste estilo....

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wekker84 (1620) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts water and grassy hops flavor malts water some citrus and grassy hops

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1219) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pour from an 11.2oz bottle. Clear golden brew with thin white head. Aroma of slight grass, sweet malts, a little metal. Taste is nice but not complex -light sweet malts at the start (best characteristic of this brew) with a modest grass in the finish to offset and balance, Nice carbonation makes for a pleasing palate. A quality brew that is enjoyable to drink.


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