EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
another crappy example of overrated pseudogerman beer. hoppy is the only redeeming quality, though when it warms, the malt comes in too strong.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Newport: Light golden color with a medium whith head. Lightly sweet aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet, crisp and clean with a light touch of hop spice in the finish.
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Newport. Amber color with medium white head. Good aroma of malt and hops. Flavor was full with hops and sparkle taste. Good finish.
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 (1030) - 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 (5584) - 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 (757) - 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 (7634) - 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.