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Hofbrauhaus Newport Premium Lager (Original)
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


1.9
   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.

3.7
   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.

2.7
   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..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1398) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7887) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Clear, light amber body, firm white head. Malty aroma with a clean Saaz hop aroma. Well balanced, easy drinking. Good use of hops and malt. Crisp and clean. Not over the top, but good hop presence for the style and sufficiently malty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2006
On tap in Newport. It was golden and clear with a small white head. Well balanced but light in both malt and hops. No aftertaste. It could use more malt character and more hops. It was pleasant went down quickly. Nothing memorable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Pours a rich gold with a good head. The malt is relatively rich for the style and is almost too sweet. This could use a bit more hop bitterness to balance it out.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phip1 (9) - USA - MAR 9, 2006 does not count
In all honesty one of my favorite beers. The first time it toched my lips, I became addicted. lovely aroma and better taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2547) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2005
Light lager nose, straw color, large tight-bubble head. Citrusy malt, light hop bitter end - just enough to round things off. Medium body. Quick and clean. Solid helles.


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