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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Clear yellow-gold pour, aroma of bready pilsner malt and floral hops. Flavor follows aroma, hops are up-front and fresh, a nice kick that takes this brew up a notch to something interesting. Refreshing and drinkable, well made and different.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1401) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Poured bottle from Trader Joe’s into nucleated pint glass. A beautiful golden color with creamy white foam. Very aromatic: bread, cracked grain, faint caramel. Well-rounded taste. More body and complexity than familiar light lagers. The hops bitterness is sufficient to balance the malt sweetness, and you can smell some noble aroma hops, but I would hardly refer to this as a "hop fest." JosephsBrau Hopfest marketing misleads hops-addicted American ale drinkers, but it is nonetheless a good German-style Pilsener.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1325) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Slight lager aroma, with a touch of floral hops. Pours a clear amber, with a nice white head. Slightly sweet start, with a bit of a bitter finish. Very light on the palate, and very drinkable. A good value for a summer drinking beer at $6 a six pack.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate honey, light corn, and a touch of grass. It pours a transparent gold with an inch tall white head with okay retention. The flavor starts light-moderate sweet with honey. The finish has light grass and floral hops along with a touch of lemongrass. Light-medium bodied with carbonation that is somewhat fizzy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours a clear gold body with a thin but lasting white head. Very light flavors - mildly sweet and some earthy hops. Not much to this one but okay.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (3277) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Clear golden pour with barely any head. Aroma of european hops and light buttery malts. Flavor is vapid, boring, very little hop flavor , corn, slight bitterness in the back of the throat. Not crisp enough for a solid pilsner. And the name Hopfest is a misnomer. Very meh.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Gold with a thick, fizzy white head. Aroma of slightly sour lagery malt and hops. Flavor is hoppy with an undercurrent of sweetness. Mild bitter hop finish. Meh. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
A grainy corn aroma and a toasted grain flavor. Appearance is a clear yellow color. Would love a little more body but this is a drinkable beer nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle. Poured a large, rocky white head that didn’t want to fall away. Nice lacing. Clear, golden body. Light malt aroma with some hay and a fair amount of floral and herbal hops. Taste was about the same with some mild pear and honey flavors. The hops definitely play a prominent role in the flavor profile (without being too dominant/overpowering), which I appreciate. Light body with average/pleasant carbonation. Nice hop finish. Overall a nice German pils for the price, but the malt flavor could have been a bit cleaner for me...something about the pear and honey notes seemed off.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle. Pretty good german pils, which was a little suprising honestly. Nice hallertau hops in the aroma and flavour. Light and refreshing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pale malt aroma with esters in the background. Pours a light golden color with a lime hue, minimal white head, and had some sediment. Bready grain malt taste with grapefruit/lime flavored hops and a butter background. Light/medium bodied, resinous, with lively carbonation. A drinkable bargain.


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