Puddleglum (16) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very happy to have the Hofbrauhaus right across the river. This reminds me of a long afternoon spent at the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich many years ago. Ironically I find it not to be as good as another Cincinnati dortmunder. But it is the Hofbrauhaus Original.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma, grainy, fruity hops, very clean. Clear pale yellow, thin white head. Solid noble hop flavor and bitterness, grainy malt flavor is present. Medium body, fizzy carbonation. Very good pale lager, clean and fresh tasting.
madquacker (1015) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A natural tasting good German brew. Very good. Simple but good. Not sure is the same as below are drinkinh as this is from Munich.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1.0 L at H.B LV. Large white head that fell quickly. Lacing was moderate. Light hop and malt aroma. Good mouth feel and flavor for such a yellow beer. Good slight bitterness in finish.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the new Las Vegas outlet, this is brewed in Munich, not Kentucky, but it's the same beer ... the classic Bavarian lager, firmly golden, well bittered and smooth starchy (but good) finish.
garrison (748) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an acceptable, but not outstanding, brew... the Kentucky version of of a Munich Helles. As such, it's been "lightened up" a lot, but it still has some flavor.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the flagship beer for Kentucky's Hofbrauhaus. As such it is geared toward the crowds who file in to the biergarten after watching a movie or going to Gameworks. This beer is not going to take any chances. Golden color and effervescent with a medium white head. Light hops and malt aroma. Fizzy and light-bodied, with not much in the way of flavor. It is easy to drink and would do on a hot day in the garten.
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 11, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing fancy in aroma or presentation. A little dusty Hallertauer and something like the local pollen. Body was light medium and the whole experience was uneventful.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a medium head of small to medium sized white bubbles that quickly faded and a transparent wheat yellow body. It had a mild almost unnoticeable aroma. It was smooth and easy to drink, but unimpressive.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured an average white foamy head. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass. It was yellow in body. It had a malty aroma. It had a slight bitterness to it and a slight aftertaste.