jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a dissipating white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain, some herbal. Taste is sweet grain, secondary spice/herbal hops.
Tmoney99 (9606) - 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.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hofbrauhaus Newport, March 2010 (as Premium Lager). Quite pale gold. Very slight haze. Clean and slightly sweet. Pleasant enough if not particularly remarkable. Did the job OK.
Dogbrick (6824) - 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.
drowland (5692) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfortunately I didn’t take down good tasting notes beyond the numbers for this one!
Braudog (5359) - 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.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared some of a friend’s half liter at Hofbrauhaus Newport. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, grain, corn, and light hops. Flavor follows suit. Light bodied, well-balanced, completely unassuming and unpretentious. Crisp, refreshing, and a light malty aftertaste. A nice example of the style if you’re looking for a base to draw from.
thedm (4851) - 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.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw gold with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of sour malt and paper and light earthy hops. Medium malt, cinnamon, and paper flavor. A bit thin and watery.