Brauerei Hofmann Hohenschwärz Reviews




jonas
3.6
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Tap at Fränkisches Bierfest as Helles. Golden, offwhite head. Light grain nose, grassy and noble hops. Chewy medium full body, dry grassy backstop. Minerals, chalk, hay, grass
Saturday, May 28, 2016

jonas
3.6
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Tap. Minerally, iodine roast aroma, a hint barn. Cloudy brown, brown head. Dark bread, mineral, iodine. Medium body, chewy. Salt, herbal hop finish.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

DrNosha
3.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Bernsteinfarben klar mit festem Schaum. Röstmalz und Kräuteraroma. Vollmundig und süffig. Tolles Altfränkisch.
Monday, November 02, 2015

anders37
3.2
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Draft @ Fränkisches Bierfest, Nürnberg. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.
Monday, September 14, 2015

anders37
2.9
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Draft @ Fränkisches Bierfest, Nürnberg. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruit malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Beerhunter111
3
Brauerei Hofmann Export
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.
Sunday, April 06, 2014

Moravius
3.8
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin-Wedding. - Kastanienbraun mit rötlichem Schimmer, reichlich lockerer Schaum. - In der Nase feine dunkle Frucht, Röstmalz, Karamel. - Weicher, röstmalzig-herber Antrunk mit zart fruchtiger Note (Kirsche) und gerösteten Haselnüssen. Warme aber nicht dicke Karamelsüße; kerniger Malzkörper. Gut rezent. Weiches, volles Mundgefühl, aber nicht dick. Im Abgang würziger fränkischer Hopfen mit pfeffrigen Spitzen. Für ein Dunkles recht deutlicher, aromatisch röstmalzbitterer Nachtrunk. - Ein wenig kräftiger als das dunkle Export derselben Brauerei; für ein Märzen enorm süffig. Meisterhaft.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

motelpogo
3.2
Brauerei Hofmann Export
bottle from landbierparadies. rusty brown with a minimal head; flat texture; aroma of red berry; slightly dusty, bloody flavours redeemed by a pleasant rusty tea finish
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Erzengel
3.4
Brauerei Hofmann Export
diese Bier hat fast keine Kohlensäure. Der Geruch erinnert mit ein Bißchen Phantasie an "Cheese & Onion-Chips". Der Antrunk ist sher gehaltvoll und breitet sich schön im Mund aus - leichte Orangennuancen sind spürbar. Auch erinnert es an Zartbitterschokolade (oder besser den Schoko-Joghurt von Landliebe). Ein total interessantes Bier!!!
Test vom 3.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,12,11,12,10 - 11,05

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ernest
3.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, molasses), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of earth/peat, brown sugar, toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very neat brew...aroma is kinda like a Scotch ale, very peaty and richly malted. Doesn’t drink as richly as it smells, but it’s balanced well. Not far from 4+ status.
Monday, December 02, 2013

Moravius
3.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Kastanienbraun, kaum Schaum. - Röstmalzig-herber Antrunk mit leicht fruchtigen Noten (Kirsche) und einem Hauch von Torf. Unaufdringliche Karamelsüße im Hintergrund. Mild rezent, trocken, samtiges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang reichlich würziger fränkischer Hopfen. Für ein Dunkles recht deutlicher bitterer Nachtrunk. - Außergewöhnliches fränkisches Dunkles, würziger und hopfiger als die meisten, aber sehr harmonisch und sehr süffig.

Bei einer späteren Verkostung aus einer nicht mehr ganz frischen (aber noch längst nicht abgelaufenen) Flasche war eine deutlich säuerliche Note festzustellen, die einer meiner Mitbewerter sehr treffend als Schokoladen-Joghurt beschrieben hat. In meinen Augen eine deutliche Geschmacksverschlechterung ... Noch ein Bier, das so frisch wie möglich getrunken werden sollte.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dedollewaitor
2.9
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle @ Odense Tasting June 2013. Pours dark amber with a creamy head. Burnt sugar, vague roast, caramel and toffee. Sweet. Medium bodied.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Christian
2.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
RB Odense Early Summer Fun. Copper with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee, bread and hay. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and cocoa, and nice herbal hops
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Shaney
3
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Dunkelbraun, leicht trüb, wenig Schaum. Das Aroma dunkler, würziger Malze. Im Antrunk recht dünn, aber nicht wässrig. Im Geschmack kommt eine leckere Röstmalznote auf, die hopfenherb ausklingt. Ungewöhnlich und süffig zugleich.
Friday, May 31, 2013

jeverszeuge
2.6
Brauerei Hofmann Export
# 3293 ersma: auffällig ist die farbe, erwartet man ein export doch goldgelb. dunkel bernsteinfarben, der schaum ist mittelstabil. der geruch ist entsprechend wenig lagerpappig sondern vielmehr röstmalzig, süßlich, getreidig. der antrunk ist ebenfalls röstmalzig. leichte karamellnoten, gebrannte nüsse und brotigkeit. zur mitte gesellt sich hopfenherbe hinzu. der abgang ist herb bei röstmalzigem grundcharakter. die flasche ist ok. fazit: bei dlg wäre das durchgefallen, aber zum glück sind wir ja offen für neue ansätze. ich würds alledings als klassisches braunes bezeichnen. recht gut gelungen. gut trinkbar. 9,10,9,9,9,9 - 9,15 - 13/5/13
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dedollewaitor
3.4
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Bottle @ Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. Pours ruby amber with a creamy head. Fruit, ashes, rye-bread and caramel. Medium bodied. Smooth and tasty.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

3fourths
3.5
Brauerei Hofmann Export
. and then it has the nerve to look like soda pop in the glass. but the nose begins to show promise with rich toasty layers of Munich malt playing with touches of smoke, nuts, seeds and bran. soft and creamy carbonation with pastry dough bounce and sweeter accents of rum, caramel-drizzled shaved almond pastries and nugat and whipped cream coffee cake. very unlike the horrendously unappetizingly browned banana colored label.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MoritzF
3.7
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
(bottle) Hazy, almost copper colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Roasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, walnuts, dark bread and a tinge of spicy hops in the background. Roasty bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation. Robust roasty malt-character with notes of walnuts, caramel and cacao, accompanied by mildly herbal accents leading into a dry and roasty bitter finish with present notes of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. A very flavourful, not too sweet Dunkel from Franconia. 16.I.13
Thursday, January 31, 2013

pivnizub
3.6
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Bottle (excavated by Stefan!!!): Hazy, deep reddish-amber coloured, bigger stable tanned fluffy head, moderate to solid roasty-walnutty nose, forgotten hops detectable, molecular chocolatey traces show up as well; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, nearly medium bodied; dry nutty-toasty finish with fruity traces. Wow, what a fine, fine session beer from - what else - Franconia....
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quack-Duck
3.4
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
bottle from Landbierparadies. Clear deep brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Dark malts, caramel, shy sweet ness combined with a nice hoppy touch, quite aromatic, resiny-grassy. A very nice and rather dark Festbier. More of a Dunkel than a Märzen.
Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mowbeer
3.3
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottled,Pours dark brown with an off white head.Aroma of licorice,candy sugar and toffee with flavors of brown sugar,caramel,coffee cake,roasted malt and cocoa powder.
Thursday, September 20, 2012

kevnic2008
2.8
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Aroma of dark caramel. Slightly sweet with a medium body and sticky mouth feel.
Monday, August 13, 2012

adnielsen
4
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich caramel, nutty, quite toasty malty aroma. Toasty cracker, rich nutty, brown sugar, dark caramel malty flavor. Good stuff.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EithCubes
3.2
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle by 03.10.2012. Some nutty, earthy tones, maybe some chocolate/mocha in the otherwise weak, sweet nose. Dingy ruby-brown body with a rocky, creamy tan head. Taste is sweet, some caramel but much more toasty toffee and earth, nuts. faint fruit. Subtle scratchy bitterness, watery body, fun to take at a high speed.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

kiwianer
2.8
Brauerei Hofmann Export
The head is medium, the body brown-red. The taste is hoppy, a bit roasty and also a bit watery. Medium 9/7/6/7/8/6
Thursday, June 07, 2012

hawanna
3.4
Brauerei Hofmann Export
caramel, chocolate, coffee, earthy, leaves, leather, woody, red, brown, hazy, tan foam, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium - heavily sour, full body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Monday, April 30, 2012

saxo
3.1
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, malt and hops.
Friday, April 27, 2012

jfb
3.6
Brauerei Hofmann Weisse
(draught) pours a hazy golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of banana, yeast, floral hops and bubblegum, quite elegant. flavour is the same, with bubblegum and banana in the foreground and a light popcorn finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Bierkrug
4.1
Brauerei Hofmann Weisse
Part of the Nurnberg Beer Raid 2011. On tap at the 14.Fränkisches Bierfest in Nurnberg , Germany. Pours a hazy milky white yellow. Aroma is bananas. Taste is full of the same sweet banans and hefe. The palate ends mellow and fruity.
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bierkrug
3.2
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Part of the Nurnberg Beer Raid 2011. On tap at the 14.Fränkisches Bierfest in Nurnberg , Germany. Pours a dark brown color with a short tan head. Aroma is malt, meds and roasted grain. Taste is suprising with the same and then also smokey malt. Palate is nice and smooth.
Saturday, June 25, 2011

crossovert
3.6
Brauerei Hofmann Export
This is a bit roastier of a dunkel. It is called "Brotzeitbier" for whatever reason.
Friday, June 24, 2011

Koelschtrinker
3.1
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Säuerlich-malziger, sehr weicher Antrunk. Die Säuerlichkeit wirkt zur Beginn noch ungewohnt, mit der Zeit gewöhnt man sich jedoch daran und merkt, dass sie zum Bier passt. Das Malz ist hier zwar die Hauptnote, sie wird aber immer wieder durch die Säuerlichkeit beeinflusst. Im Verlauf wird das Bier deutlich milder, zum Ende das erste Mal bitter. Das Malz ist dabei trocken und weist Kaffeenuancen auf. Im Nachgeschmack ist das Bier stärker malzfixiert. 9/9/9/9/9/9
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Koelschtrinker
3.3
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Das Festbier gleicht dem Export enorm, so ist auch hier eine deutliche Säuerlichkeit zu vernehmen, die aber nicht an die des Exports heranreicht. Auch ist die Malzigkeit etwas stärker, dementsprechend das Bier besonders im späteren Teil würziger. Insgesamt ist das Bier runder, vor allem die toffeeartige Röstigkeit im Abgang gefällt, die Säuerlichkeit kann das Aroma hier nicht beeinflussen. Rundes Bier, das gefällt. 7/11/11/12/9/11
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Maria
3.3
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle at home. It’s dark, red-brown with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of nuts, syrup, roasted malt and caramel. The sweet flavour has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light syrup, and the finish is dry with a light bitterness.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

depruis
3.5
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Malty, little roasty aroma, with some chocolate, nice amount of CO2, refreshing, little dry aftertaste.
Friday, November 19, 2010

jfb
3.1
Brauerei Hofmann Export
(bottle) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy butterscotch and toffee, with some very light hints of toasted malts and gingerbread spice. flavour is the same, quite heavy on the butter, but somehow fittingly so, with some heavy grainy notes and a hint of chocolate. medium body and carbonation.
Friday, August 13, 2010

KimJohansen
3.4
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Cloudy mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt, caramel and rye bread. Flavour had roasted malr, caramel rye bread and nuts. Finished sweet.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

yespr
2.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is butterish and caramelish. Solid butterish, slight metallic and dark breadish flavoured. Vague cardboardish flat malt note. Ends dry and light bitter mixed with a roasted breadish malt note.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MiP
3.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Apparently needs to be fresh.:

Bottle, 5.2%. Very buttery aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is also quite buttery, seems a bit more malty and caramelly. Not so good, though. 2 3 3 3 3

Bottle, 5.2% bought at the brewery. Vinous, roasted aroma. Beautiful clear dark chestnut colour. Very small tan head. Good roasted flavour. Mildly nutty. Very well-balanced. 7 3 7 3 17

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oakes
3.9
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Dark golden brown. Breadcrusty chocolate nose. Very complex toasty dark malts. The toasty palate is quite dry, but not quite as unique as the aroma suggests. Still, this is a quality dark lager.
Thursday, July 09, 2009

fonefan
3.5
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Draught @ Brauerei Hofmann Hohenschwärz, Hohenschwärz 16, Gräfenberg-Hohenschwärz, Oberfranken/Bayern, 91322 Germany.
Clear medium red brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, modeate nutty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090523]

Monday, June 29, 2009

Beershine
3.8
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Draft at Franconian beer festival and there described as a dunkles vollbier. Dark red-brown, short-lived but nice tan head. Full-on malt aroma is very friendly. Quaffable, very nice mouthfeel. Good pumpernickel raisin bread flavors. Dry finish, almost too dry but makes it more moreish. Very nice.
Monday, June 22, 2009

oh6gdx
3.3
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, some nuts, grass and slight sugaryness. Flavour is caramel malts, some fruits and slight metallic notes. Quite pleasant. Bready malts in finish as well as slight roasted notes.
Friday, July 11, 2008

Miksu
3.1
Brauerei Hofmann Export
0.5 l bottle. Mahagony color with creamy peige head. Sweetish, toffeish, toasty, nutty, caramelly and a bit buttery aroma. Toffeish, toasty and nutty flavor with some buttery notes. OK, would be better with less butter.
Sunday, July 06, 2008

MesandSim
3.5
Brauerei Hofmann Export
A Mes rate: Gravity serving at Zeitgeist.
Cloudy mid brown with a good off white head. Sweet caramel notes, a lovely malt and hop balance with some bread and yeast in the aroma. Tangy sweetness in the mouth with some very good earthy malt, lovely nutty notes, tobacco and hoppage. Bitterish sour-dough bread finish.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

rpattinson
4.2
Brauerei Hofmann Export
On draught at the brewery. 16.04.2008. Dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Roast, cream pepper and earth aroma; bitterish taste with roast, butter, cream and pepper aromas; bitterish finish with roast, resin, butter and liquorice aromas. A very distinctive beer, but difficult to describe. A bit of roast, a bit of hop, abit of butter.
Saturday, May 10, 2008

downender
3.4
Brauerei Hofmann Export
Bottle from Landbierparadies, Nurnberg. Deep chestnut colour with a big, frothy off-white head. Spicy cinnamon and caramel aroma. Light mouth feel with some chocolate malt and a decent dry finish. [3.1] Good. Second tasting - from the barrel at Zeitgeist @ The Jolly Gardeners, Lambeth 16/5/08. This had far more depth of aroma and flavour, with the spice more prominent, some earthy bitterness and a great dry finish. Excellent [3.7].
Friday, November 16, 2007

MoritzF
2.7
Brauerei Hofmann Export
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with almost no head. Sweet roast-malty nose with caramel. Sweet and slightly burnt bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a very flat to none carbonation. Roast-malty taste with caramel; sweet malt-accented finish with a roasted bitterness. Needs a re-rate because something obviously went wrong with the bottling.
Monday, July 23, 2007

bierkoning
2.9
Brauerei Hofmann Festbier
Bottle. Dark brown color. malty aroma with chocolate and loads of butter. Malty sweet, buttery flavor with caramel and chocolate. Some caramelly bitterness in the aftertaste, mixed with creme de cacao. Very rural beer with a rather dirty mouthfeel.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Papsoe
3.1
Brauerei Hofmann Export
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a beautiful, dark amber with a creamy, white head. Rather unusual sweetish caramel nose with a sheryish note. Medium body with roasted accents and some caramel. Soft finish with only discreet hops. Lovely. 190206
Sunday, February 26, 2006