Hofmeister Helles Bavarian Lager

alc./vol:
5%

Proof:
10°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure: Crown cap


Fellow Brits of a certain age will fondly remember those “Follow The Bear” ads for Hofmeister, a 3.2% alc./vol. pale lager produced by Scottish Courage and then Scottish & Newcastle from the 1980s until 2003. Well, a couple of entrepreneurs acquired the brand and relaunched Hofmeister in 2016. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/04/2017

Appearance

(sample bottle best before 31/Oct/17) Clear, bright golden amber with quickly diminishing off-white head.

Aroma

White freshly baked white baguette, Weetabix and tinned sweetcorn.

Taste

Light-bodied. White bread maltiness with very light hop bitterness and enough carbonation to give this beer a mild bite.

Aftertaste

Crusty white bread maltiness continues with a mild but cleansing hops and carbonation.

Overall

It’s great to see Hofmeister back – just the name brings memories of the brand’s ads of old. Sadly, George, his yellow jacket and pork pie hat, remain in hibernation, but although the amusing TV ads are missing this revived Hofmeister boasts 5% alc./vol. - 1.8% more than the original.

Further product information

Barcode UPC: 5 060499 490008

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