Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hofbräu München - Hofbräu Original

Crisp and Bitter.

Sometimes you just want a simple, good-tasting lager-style beer, so what could be better than this bottom-fermented Munich Helles Lager from the historic Hofbräu München itself? This pale-gold brew is nicely effervescent and pours with a wonderful thick head. To the nose, this beer has a fresh, grassy aroma tinged with malt. On the tongue it's hoppy-bitter but extremely crisp, like a cold slice of Granny Smith apple. The finish is smooth with just a hint of bitter lime peel. This is exactly what I was hoping for - everything I like about the German "Reinheitsgebot" beers in one refreshing glass! As The Barvarians say "oans, zwoa, g'suffa" - One, two, chug!
I'd serve this brew with herb-baked Rainbow Trout and steamed asparagus.

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