Hofbrauhaus Newport Premium Lager (Original)
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
More than any other, Hofbräu Premium Lager embodies Munich’s character as a city of beer, spreading its fame throughout the world. Full-bodied with an alcoholic content of approximately 5.1% by volume, and offering a truly fine hops aroma, it is a superbly well-balanced lager. A MUNICH BEER WITH CHARACTER! Type: Bottom-fermented Lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Unfortunately I didn’t take down good tasting notes beyond the numbers for this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2009
Pour was clear gold with a nice white head and spotty streaks of lacing. The aroma is malty, lightly yeasty and a bit of corny sweetness. The flavor is corny sweetness, lightly toasted malt and a bit of light spicy hops on the backside. Thin in body. Clean finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
Nice and crisp. A little hops with some light malts. Not too heavy and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
osusenior22 (5) - USA - MAY 19, 2008 does not count
The best beer that I have had. On a hot summer night after a long day of work, this beer was simply amazing. Great flavor, just a good strong lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Draft at Newport. Tastes like Molson. Drink it quick before it gets warm . I liked this place, but it probably be better with a crowd and lots of HofBraufraus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Meatwad (26) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Single 1 pt, 9oz bottle: Taste: slight hops taste, but mostly a very light sweet malt taste, some yeast taste, hints of citrus, definitely light on all of these. Not much taste of anything. Watery palate makes it pretty close to bud light, but a little bit lighter and sweeter with less bitter hos taste and with less aftertaste. Nothing special. Appearance: Clear golden color, smells like apple juice, good head, but poor retention. I got through about half of it. Anything from the Hitachino Nest line is better than this adn there are better beers than those, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours bright golden with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma is very clean, with light lager breadiness. Taste is clean, lightly bready, with notes of cookie and toasted malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Wasn’t expecting to be blown away by multiple facets of flavor. Nicely paired with the notoriously heavy German fare.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Frothy white head with a very faint aroma of malts.. Very mild malty taste with absolutely no bitterness..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1748) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 On tap at the Hofbrau Hof in Newport KY. A Munchener lager that is sweeter and less hoppy than a pils. This one served up a bright golden with a rocky white head that stays. A good example of the style, but not better than many U.S. microbrewery lagers served up fresh. Was hoping for something more remarkable and Germanlike, but a smooth delicious thirstquencher nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Draught at the brewery. Medium light yellow in color. Lemon, banana and corn esters in the nose. A bit tingling on the tongue, nice and crisp. Lightly syrupy as well. Very strong sweet corn flavor. Overall it’s a little above average for lagers, certainly drinkable, and an OK attempt by the brewery at a German helles, but it doesn’t knock my socks off.

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