mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. pale yellow in colour, bubbly white head, lacing. Mild aroma of hops. A somewhat dry, hoppy flavour, enjoyable.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow body, light frothy head. No aroma of note. Mediocre grainy flavor.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 tra le mie preferite della produzione Hofbrau è questa birra ’speciale’ per la ormai nota e arcinota Oktoberfest, piacevolissima con uno spuntino, simpatica, sicuramente preferibile alla helles ’original’.
Comprata meno spesso al supermercato - ma solo perché non si trovava tutto l’anno.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lite-golend blonde, clear with a thinner, but foamy head. Smells hoppy and a little hint of clovey spicey-ness. A little bit lighter on the palate with a smooth malty plum flavor, balanced by a spciey and refreshing hoppy kick. Overall a quenching beer but it seems to stop a little bit short of expectations- not bad.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #45. Tasted 10/22/06. part of the Autumn tasting. Filtered and dull golden. Slightly fruity nose. Medium bodied and sweet with hints of corn. Well hopped and mildly dry. Nice graham cracker flavor. Really nice O’fest. Might be my favorite of the night..
BREWMUSKCLES (2368) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a little malt a little body a little bit of good taste a small malt touch not really refreshing and not clean although not offensive. lightly slicky smooth...eehh a little beer!
gnomedrunk (15) - Rome, ITALY - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good special beer. Refreshing,golden colour,white head. A must to drink eating bratwurst and brez’n at the Hofbrauhaus in Munchen.
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this on tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich and I had to ask if this was a marzen as I thought they bought the wrong beer. I shared a bottle of this years later and it was the same beer. Not half as good as the Avinger. Page 217 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 362 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
FrankJohansen (3608) - Sabro, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a medium mostly diminishing head. Weak aroma and taste of malts with hoppy finish. Probably a good session beer, but i dont feel like trying.
Stew41 (1795) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Macro like in colour and appearance. Did I mention that expectations are very low following a very poor showing of the Muchen lager? Anyhows......mild nose of stale malts, quite uninspiring. A bit better to taste with the malts stepping up a notch. Some nice sweetness early but unfortunately gets ovetaken a little with a stale, cardboard-like note. I don’t think it’s light struck given the bottle colour and decent storage but sure tastes like it. Broadens on the finish with lager like malts..