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Hofbräu (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tucher Brau Bavaria - Heller Hefe WeizenExcellent1
Tucher Brau Bavaria - Urfränkisch DunkelNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hofbräu, Bamberg, Germany
Picture 2. Hofbräu, Bamberg, Germany
Jason Jones

Visits Details

16 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon busy prime location in the heart of the old town, this reflected in the beer price €4.50 for 0.5l whereas the most I've paid elsewhere is €3.10..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tucher Brau Bavaria - Heller Hefe Weizen5.30ExcellentThis luminous orange fruit punch was superb, not as sweet as expected hence the rating.
Tucher Brau Bavaria - Urfränkisch Dunkel5.00Not Tried

About the Hofbräu

The pub sign. Hofbräu, Bamberg, Germany

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The pub is found in Bamberg, Germany, 96049.

As you walk down Karolinenstrasse in the Bamberg Altstadt you may come across an old building that certainly sounds like it is (or was) a brewery: Bamberger Hofbräu. The name had always intrigued me because the literal translation is along the lines of "Court Brewery." But Bamberg has not had a Royal court in the usual sense of the word. Until 1803 Bamberg and most of Franconia was ruled by a "Prince Bishop" of the Catholic church. The Archbishop of Bamberg not only had great ecclesiastical power, he was also the civil ruler of the Principality. In 1803 the Bavarians invaded and conquered Franconia and thereafter it was ruled from Munich (Napolean gave the Bavarians his approval as thanks for helping him against the Austrians). So I started digging and found an interesting story.

We have visited this pub once, seen 2 different beers and tried 1 of them.

Map location

Postcode: 96049