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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
JosephsBrau Hopfest is a German-style Pilsner featuring imported noble hops from Bavaria. Hallertau bittering hops provide a refined bouquet of spice tempered by mild floral Tettnang hops. The resulting brew offers a crisp counterbalance of robust bitter notes and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Poured from the bottle an orange tinted golden with medium sized white head that faded slowly with some nice lace. Aroma was soft with a touch of spice, caramel, and some wet cardboard. Flavor is mostly malt with just a light touch of citrus, caramel, and a mild tart-bitter ending. Palate starts with a small amount of sweetness that goes with a light body and ends tart. Overall, cheap but lacks flavor and a good pilsner zing. The Hopfest name misled me. I thought there would be a stronger hop profile where I found virtually none. I would not get this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Looks a bit darker than your typical pilsener. Unfortunately that is not a good thing as it makes it look like some seriously unhealthy urine. Finishes kind of watery and citrus-y. I do like the extra hop flavor, but not enough to make me love this pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle, from Trader Joes only $1. Pours a clear golden beer with a light thin head. Aroma is grassy. Flavor is clean light earthy light hops and malt. Very clean refreshing beer, can’t beat the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ninjadave (3) - , USA - SEP 4, 2008 does not count
Golden Yellow and fizzy white head, Taste has a nice balance. and good for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2008
bottle. Pours a clear bright golden yellow, fizzy inch of white head that clears to leave a nice layer throughout. Aromas of lightly spicy hops and dry toast. Flavors follow the nose- nicely balanced between sharp but non-aggressive spicy hops, smooth bread, and some dry yeast notes. Palate is clean and crisp. Overall a pretty good Pilsner- especially considering the low price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with a fizzy white head, specks of lace. Smells like spicy salted ham. Tastes spicy malty and hoppy with a ham aftertaste. Thin body, vibrant carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Massive carbonation in this harvest gold ber with a half inch of foamy wheat head. Crisp clean pilsner nose with a decent sweet malty body. The malt sweetness was a too high and detracted from an otherwise solid pils. A slight metallic flavor on this as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
smells like a standard german pilsner to me... pour is pretty standard. great golden color with a nice white head. the beer tastes pretty clean to me. lightly sweet upfront and a really nice finish... more hoppy than any pilsner I’ve drinken and not as many sour or funky notes like i get with the imported pilsners. I could do this again. Only $6.00 / 6 pack at trader joe’s. good deal!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottled, thanks Tiki Taylor. Pours a hazy deep yellow color that smells hoppy but it is actually pretty light in taste with its fruityness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Glear gold, white head. Sticky honey malt nose with some light corn and fuesal notes. Light sweetness of front of corn and sugared grains, somewhat sticky and oily. Lacks definite crispness, sits flabby on the tongue, and develops a flavor of olive oil and corn.

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