Beer Review 66 // Hofbrau Original by Hofbrau Muenchen
Name: Hofbrau Original
Brewery: Hofbrau Muenchen // Brewery Munich
Country: Germany. Munich.
Commercial Fluff: 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.
Label: It's outworldly, it's original, it is Germanic and it's pure. Blue and yellow the classic colours of this beer that has outlasted most beers and will be around longer than any of us.
Pour: Super clear golden pour, sharp bubbles rising forming a crisp white head that doesn't linger. It is just a text beer.
Aroma: Maltly, bready, grass, soft fruit. This just grabs me and drags me back to Germany. They know how to make a great a brew.
Taste: Soft gentle bready malts, a little hint of grassy and herbal notes. A bitterness that leaves you wanting to drink more. Very easy drinking and hugely enjoyable after a week of hazy IPA.
Would I buy it again: Yes. It's a classic and for good reason. It's crisp, it bitter enough, it is sitting on a patio and enjoying life type of a beer. There is a reason Munich is a beer destination and this it. Cracking this bottle has brought back so many fond memories of trip taken long ago and that is what beer should be about...Fun and making memories.
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