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Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München
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D-81829 München
Telephone: +49 (0)89 / 92105-0
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Notes

U.S. Importer: Hofbrauhaus of America, Vassar, MI

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

According to my travel journal - written before I learned anything about Real Beer - I had four Maß at the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl* on July 12, 1989, and another one the next day. I vaguely remember a Dunkel, a Weissbier, and a "Bier" which was probably a Helles. I paid a lot more attention to the beers on March 26, 2003, when I had the opportunity to visit again.

*The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is located at Platzl 9, phone 089 / 22 16 76. They're open daily from 9:00am to midnight.

The Hofbräuhaus is expanding to the United States; they have an Ausschank in Las Vegas, and a brewery in Kentucky, with more in the works.

The Hofbräuhaus is also the home of The Bavarian Beer Comic.

Updated: July 14, 2018

Beer List


  • 5.10% abv.
    • Date: March 26, 2003 (#4750)
      Package: draught
      Place: Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, München
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright golden, with a big thick head. Excellent noble hop aroma. Medium body, real smooth. Excellent balance of Munich malt and reasonably bitter noble hops. Very tasty beer.
    • Date: May 4, 1998 (#2759)
      Package: draught
      Place: Terrace Restaurant, Wilmette IL
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright golden, low carbonation and head. Malty-sweet aroma. Light, big malty flavor and finish. Hops stay in the background.

  • Kellerbier/Zwickelbier
    5.10% abv.

  • South German-Style Kristal Weizen/Kristal Weissbier
    5.40% abv.

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    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.10% abv.
    • Date: March 26, 2003 (#4749)
      Package: draught
      Place: Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, München
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Deep yellow opaque. Thick creamy head. Lots of wheat malt aroma, with lots of banana and quite a bit of clove. Medium creamy body, quite fizzy. Lots of wheat malt flavor. Sweet, with hints of clove and banana, but wheat malt is the dominant flavor.
    • Date: May 4, 1998 (#2760)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Terrace Restaurant, Wilmette IL
      Score: 18½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Yellow-opaque, high carbonation, thick head. Sweet banana aroma. Big body, high carbonation, big banana flavor. Real clean finish.

  • Leichtes Weizen/Weissbier
    3.20% abv.

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    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.10% abv.
    • Date: September 19, 2008 (#7349)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs IA
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Opaque. Massive fluffy head.
      Aroma (3)
      Wheat malt. Bready.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, smooth. Big wheat malt flavor, bready, with a hint of banana. Clean sweet wheat finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

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    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    6.00% abv.

  • Schwarze Weisse
    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier
    5.10% abv.

  • Starkbier
    German-Style Strong Doppelbock

  • Weihenstephaner Tradition Bayrisch Dunkel
    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    5.20% abv.