Beerhunter111 (3376) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, leicht herb. Geschmack malzig würzig, getreidig, minimale Bitterkeit.
DrunkenGiant (3) - USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 When you drink Hopfbrau Original, it?s easy to see why Germans refer to beer as liquid bread. It has a slightly sweet light flavor, not over powering at all, and a good trace of yeast. It?s a fine example of a classic German lager, and easy to drink for non beer drinkers. However, if you want to get a little more for your money, I would suggest Kiran Ichiban instead. It?s very similar, but a little more satisfying.
koleminer20 (348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle at a tasting on January 13. The pour is a crystal clear gold with a decent white head. It fades down quickly and the lacing has a decent spottiness to it. The aroma is malty, with a little bit of a floral note. It’s not overly complex, but it doesn’t have to be. It covers what is to be expected nicely. The flavor is also decent. There is light hoppiness to it, with a little bit of fruit, but it’s not as complex as the nose. The mouth feel is quite a bit thin, with little carbonation, but it lingers beautfully
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bert’s
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates rather quickly. Huge skunky aromas as soon as I pop the cap and pour into the glass. Luckily those dissipate rather quickly revealing a pleasant bready decocted pilsner malt aroma with a hint of floral earthy hop. The flavor is rich melanoid and pilsner malt with just enough earthy hop flavor to provide some balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost sweet mouthfeel. Decent Helles, I’ve have had better, but I could drink this.
pinkie (404) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a brilliance and perfect clarity. Fat head of off white foam that fell well to a ring and some clusters of foam on top. This beer is shining. Nose is pristine. Light sweet grain, doughy malt., a touch of floral and some fresh cut grass and wet hay. Crisp and light on the palate with just enough bubbles to tickle the tongue. Wet grassy flavor in the middle and drinks so easily and refreshing. The noble hops are so light they engage the palate effortlessly as the lightly sweet grain kisses the drink as a faint little bitter leaves you wanting more. Truly motivating. Simply outstanding. You could drink a few of these.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear straw with a resilient white head. Aroma is grains and herbal hops. Flavor is grains, cereals, yellow prune and hints of other fruits. Finish is herbal hoppy finish. Light body, average to strong carbonation. Alright.
GIJOE (444) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow with a foamy white head. Thin lacing. Nose is pleasantly light hop. Taste is lightly bitter. Thin and watery, but not bad. Actually, one of the best lagers I've had and I don't much care for lagers.
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Senap (250) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
En klassisk lager av tysk modell enligt standard 1a. Primärt för att dricka i stora volymer, till korv, kött och surkål. Till detta funkar den utmärkt, i övrigt lite trist, men varken bättre eller sämre annat i klassen.
Aaron68 (471) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle @ my parents place.December 23, 2013
Beer bought @ "Systembolaget Strømstad"
Beer enjoyed from a wineglass with Aquavit and "Rakefisk"
Pale golden color with a thin white head and medium carbonation,
Thin and boring beer, but some hop and floral aroma.
Refreshing beer, but very little taste and bitterness.
joeneugs (2798) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. It pours a nice light golden yellow color with a disappearing white head. The aroma is lightly skunked floral hops with a good bready malt base. Well balanced. The flavor is smooth and very floral with strong bready malts and touches of apple juice and dough. Tastes a bit stronger than it is. Pretty good balance maybe leaning more toward the malty side. Decent light lager.