Hofbräu Premium Lager | Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Dogleg
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thornburyslasher
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of stakem
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location. The brew appears a clear light yellow color with a white cap that holds fairly decent for the style.

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.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is not the worst in the style but not the best either. An OK offering that I would probably pass on having again.

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Photo of dbaker61
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Skolonay
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.57/5  rDev -25.7%
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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Photo of AdamBear
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A-light gold, thick white head

S-a strong scent of barley with some corn as well

T-this is a great crisp lager. its very light but has a decent taste of barley. its nothing special but its definitely fun to drink

M-heavy carbonation with a dry finish

D-a glass goes down so easily but i don't know if i could drink a lot of it. its just way too light bodied

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Photo of Deuane
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A translucent, dirty golden colored body. Huge white head that is a bit soapy and has pretty good retention, leaves some lacing.

Aroma is a blend of light lager malt and noble hops. Lightly sweet, and grassy and spicy.

Once again, a pretty well balanced lager. The hops come first, with a great grassy, slightly spicy flavor. The hops give way to slightly crackery lager malts.

Mouthfeel is light and lively.

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

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Hofbräu Premium Lager from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 25 ratings