yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - MAY 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Tasted 19/05/2006. 355ml bottle from RW&S, Wellington.
Vibrant copper (Fritha reckons amber), bright, lightly carbonated, with a disappearing off-white head. Mild nose, but very pleasant, shows off caramel malts, spicy continental hops and a hint of lager yeast. Sweet and sappy malts blend well with with grassy spicy hops and end in a slightly astringent finish (probably the only downfall as it just leans away from perfectly balanced). I’ve seen these Hofbrau beers on the shelf for a couple of months now and the Maibock is a very pleasant surprise (thanks Fritha).
24/05/2006. On tap at the Malthouse, Wellington. Superb biscuity notes from the toasted malt. Upped aroma and overall impression 1 point each.
flying_pig (903) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.60):
Quite lager like initially, albeit a slightly stronger smelling with some solid malts and hints of sweetness. There is some background fruit & a pleasant freshness to the beer with some subtle grassy hops and very faint hints of alcohol too.
Clear, red tinged amber with a large, foamy white head & dome shaped head about 5cm tall with little movement and some lacing.
Malty taste combined with some sweetness & spice. Clean & fresh with some bitterness towards the end but in truth this is minimal. Grassy hops feature from about the middle on & are fairly subtle with the balanced malt taste dominating.
Clean, well balanced & full bodied beer with quite light carbonation & bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth & goes down very easily.
Quite an enjoyable one from Hofbräuhaus despite the fact that there wasn’t exactly a whole lot going on with this one other than the balance malts throughout. The beers most appealing aspects were the full bodied and smooth taste as well as how easy it was to sip away at.
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this in the bottle in USA. Pretty unimpressed with this brew, but i can imagine that its much better overseas.
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Süffig-süßlich im Beginn, frisch und leicht. Die helle und typische Bockbier-Süße kommt zum Hauptteil durch, bleibt aber frisch und nicht zu tief. Mild und leicht. Im Nachgeschmack etwas süßlicher werdend, nicht sonderlich herb, sehr süffig.
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At a tasting, thanks kerenmk, smallish creamy head, clear very light brown, colour with orange hues, malty aroma with brad and paper notes, candy malty flavour with some herbal bitterness, alcohol showing through, a little heavy. Drinkable but not really interesting.
SSSteve (3735) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. crystal clear amber with a small white head. malty, buttery aroma. full bodied. flavors of toffee, pale malt, butter, earthy, floral hops, candy. a moderate sweetness in this beer. i enjoyed it, albiet, not fresh.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Clear deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some graininess, bread, a herbal hint and an alcoholic touch. Sweetish flavor, malt, a bit alcoholic, with grains and a slightly bitterish finish with a herbal hint. Medium-bodied.
Beachmaster (95) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear dark copper, with a large fluffy beige head which fades into a disc on the surface and leaves good lacing. Nose is sweet malt. Taste is caramel and malt, with a moderate mouth feel and a short, sweet finish. Pretty good exemplar of the style.
jflopsu (501) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with tan head. Has a malty and dark fruit aroma. Taste is similar with aroma buy with a bit of dark liquor included.
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet bready malts, caramel, nuts, some spicy hops, earthy, not bad, just not a style I prefer.
after4ever (6071) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at sb. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with golden edges. Loose white head. Big malty sweet caramel brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel mid palate with a long bready finish.