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Hofbräu Premium Lager - Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräu Premium Lager
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had some of this from my friend who just wanted something dull like a lager. Got at least 4oz to sample so it was worth the review

A - Looks pretty standard lager color. Mild orange mostly yellow with a inch of white head that sticks around.

S - Grains, noble hops, more grain, and bread

T - At first it tasted pretty awesome but after a few sips it really gets boring. Makes me wonder why someone would even order this or the light, pretty much like BMC but with more sweetness underneath the grain.

M - Light to medium. Chug able

D - Well my friend drank it pretty quick so who am I to judge? Better than MGD or any other lager you would find so drink it up!

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clean yellow with orange-ish hints in the color with a white head. In the aroma, a faint light malt, but nothing really going on. In the taste, well, kind of the standard sweet to dry standard Euro lager, however just fresh. A small bite and medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry lager like aftertaste. Better flavor than their light, but when in Rome.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a perfectly clear gold into a liter mug. White lace is left sticking to the sides if the class. Active carbonation rises busily to the surface.

SMELL: Crisp, crackery malt profile and quite bready.

TASTE: Bready malt and just enough herbal, minty hop character. Bready, fresh tasting malts. Creamy malt character and a light soothing hoppiness. This is a Premium Lager.

FEEL: Lighter bodied, smooth and quite refreshing.

OVERALL: A nice lighter lager from Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, but still with ample flavor.

Stinkypuss, Oct 13, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Slightly hazed golden yellow with a thick bright white head that reduces to a dense cap and leaves hefty lace.

S-Light biscuit malts and touch of spicy noble hops. Fairly mundane and dull.

T-A well balanced lager--read boring. Slightly grassy/spicy hops sprinkled on top of a base of slightly sweet biscuit malt.

M-Medium-light--clean and crisp. A typical German helles.

D-About as ho-hum as a German Helles can get. Nothing wrong with it but nothing exciting either. Easy to drink but to me dull. Give me something with MORE flavour please.

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The aroma has suggestions of sweetness that seem like an awkward amount of corn that blends to a neutral grainy quality before buttery diacetyl comes into play. A faint amount of herbal to noble hops are present providing a lightly grassy addition.

The taste is sweet and corn-like with a minor buttery diacetyl note and a sweet grain feel persists into the aftertaste. It has a lingering mild sulfur note into the aftertaste.

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Considering I always drink this beer by the liter, I have to give it a pretty good drinkability rating.

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M-heavy carbonation with a dry finish

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Hofbräu Premium Lager from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
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