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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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.

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2.7
ComradeK (1272) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2008
An odd one, for sure. Looks fantastic, with a light gold hue that gives it the look of a truly wonderful beer. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. Strong carbonation and a sizeable although quickly vanishing head. Starts with a nice bitterness and has a firm mouthfeel. It would be a lovely easy drinking beer, were it not for a peculiar lingering aftertaste - somewhat sweet but a bit off. Like something went badly wrong somewhere in the brewing process. I checked the bottle, and the use by date was a fair way off, so it was not anything of that ilk. It was quite a disappointment, especially after having tried the lovely Hofbrau Dunkel. All in all it is not unpleasant, but I would not recommend going looking for it.

2.7
Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Draught at Old Bricks Inn, Jyväskylä. Golden color. Malty aroma with a hint of toasted bread. Sweetish malty flavor with mild bitterness, toasted bread, grass and some fruity esters. OK everyday beer.

3.3
KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2008
Aroma of sweet rich malts, hops, a touch of skunk, cereals. A bit fruity. Malt-centered flavor, fruity, rather sweet, just enough hops to make it work. Rich and nice. Decent dry, hoppy finish. Much better on tap at the source, but it did well traveling around the world.

4.5
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2008
This beer is so good it’s great. Probably the first beer I ever had, when I was like 18, in Munich at the Hofbreaehaus. Yum. Delicious.

2.8
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
bottled, thin pale yellow pour with medium white head, aroma of mild hint of hops with sweet fruit note, sweet up front with nice hops in the end and overall light malt flavor, no lingering flavor on palate, very "light" beer to drink nothing too overwhelming

3.1
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle poured into pilsner glass. Yellow and effervescent with thick, white head, diminishing and foamy. Nose of corn and skunk, mild grain. Grainy base with fruity apple and mild bitter. Grassy notes and relatively dry. full carb in the mouth feel. Slightly skunky taste, but not too terribly bad. Very drinkable. I could chug this in Landfill’s face.

2.8
cgreb (422) - Marburg, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2008
bottle - yellow golden beer with white head. Little bit of grain and apple aroma. Light grassy flavour, not bitter.

3
sward84 (24) - Burke, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Very pale color....skunky smell....almost made me not want to drink it. But besides that, not a bad beer. Very east to drink....very hoppy taste....not a crisp clean finish, but not as bad as some other beers. Would def drink again

2.9
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Pale yellow, little head. Clean delicate shortbread aroma, some hops. Clean finish and light bodied. No glaring flaws, though nothing about this beer makes it great either. This would be easy to drink out of a 2L boot. Whisper of hop character in the back end, much more malt forward.

2.8
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden blonde body with a white head. Sweet malty with a bitter sweet finish of grassy earthy hop character. decent.


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