Full Review

Hofbraü

Hofbraü
Original Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Hofbraü
Original Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.1%
Clear yellow color. Toasty aromas and flavors of muffin, denver omelet, and swedish rye cracker with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a polished, delightful, medium-long finish that shows notes of roasted corn and nuts, cantaloupe, and minerals finish. A spot on helles that refreshes and delights.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: muffin, Denver omelet, and Swedish rye cracker
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted corn and nuts, cantaloupe, and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Margherita Pizza, Chicken Pot Pie, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on helles that refreshes and delights.

The Importer

S & H Independent Premium Brands

The Importer
1792 Wynkoop St, Unit 505
Denver, CO 80202
USA
1 720-398-0755

Their Portfolio

87 Andechs Vollbier Hell 4.8% (Germany)
89 Bernard Bohemian Lager 4.9% (Czech Republic)
86 Bernard Dunkel 5% (Czech Republic)
89 Dinkelacker CD-Pils Lager 4.9% (Germany)
89 Dinkelacker Oktoberfest 5.7% (Germany)
89 Flensburger Gold Lager 4.8% (Germany)
88 Früh Kölsch 4.8% (Germany)
93 Hofbraü Dunkel 5.5% (Germany)
88 Hofbraü Oktoberfest 6.3% (Germany)
90 Hofbraü Original Lager 5.1% (Germany)
90 Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 Märzen 5.5% (Germany)
94 Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel 4.7% (Germany)

Munich Helles

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Munich helles lagers are pale to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers traditionally malt-accented with subtle hop character. They are generally weightier than standard pale lagers though less substantial than dortmunder export styles. The finest examples still come from the brewing center of Munich and are relatively easy to find in major US markets. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 03, Hofbräu Original Lager and Paulaner Original Munich Premium Lager.