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Hofbrauhaus Newport Light
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Hofbräu Light is a lager beer which has been brewed lighter in body and with less alcohol, which is approx. 3.6% alcohol by volume, but with a lovely hop flavor as it is typical for German beers. A BEER WITH LESS ALCOHOL & CALORIES BUT GREAT TASTE! Type: Bottom-fermented Lager.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap: it doesn’t do much for me with aromas, but it suprisingly has some good flavors going in with some grassy notes. Tasty, but they have much better available.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9309) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Lite? Not a Miller product! And listed "Light" at the brauhaus. Anyway, not much love for this one from RB so far. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a small white head in my gigantic dimpled glass mug. The aroma is pretty faint, with some pale malts, grass, and cracker notes. The flavor, however, is nice- straw, pale malts, crackers, and a little bit of a grassy hop note but really subtle. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation. Pretty solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5757) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pale yellow with creamy white head and lace. Very light malt and paper on the aroma. Light semi-sweet malt and some surprising bitter. Thin and watery. Decent beer for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
On tap at Hofbrauhaus Newport, March 2010. Just what you would expect. A lighter version of the lager. Both in colour and flavour. Not really a lot else to say. Inoffensive if bland.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Unfortunately I didn’t take down good tasting notes beyond the numbers for this one!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
The house light beer. Sampled just to see how light it really was. Well, it was really light.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Draft at Newport. What can I say, its a light. Its like if Coors light was a German brewery.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Draught at the brewery. Very pale yelllow color, watery appearance overall. Has a terrible corn and spoiled celery aroma. Also has a bad buttery sour vegetable flavor with a fizzy texture. Bad overall, not much more I can say about this one. The sour aftertaste is especially terrible.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpringsLicker (3439) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2006
I suppose they feel they HAVE to brew something like this, but what a waste of water. Appearance is hazy, dilute yellow with very little head. Little to no malt or hops in the aroma with a flavor that follows the aroma. I got this in the sampler, but the Helles is pretty light, and should do in a pinch for a "lite beer" lover. If you order the sampler, just skip this one or have them bring two of one of the others (unless you just have to rate light beers).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
A clear pale yellow with an appropriate head. Cereal malty aroma with some noble hops evident. Clean, crisp flavor. Not bad.


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