anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grainy aroma with weak grassy hints. Sweetish fruity grainy malty flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish with some hoppy hints.
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a fairly thick head. Slightly bready, but overall mild aroma. Palate is bready and clean. It’s a fresh, refreshing brew.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white creamy head. Aroma of butter and citrus. Flavor of lemon and wheat. Light, clean, and refreshing summer brew.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Brewvival Trip Beer 32. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread and grassy hops. The taste is grass, grain, faint fruitiness. Medium bodied.
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Light cereal and malts. Clear gold with a thin white head. Cereal and a grainy sweet finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear golden yellow, whispy white head, nice lace, candy sweet malt aroma, nice sweet malt flavor, light bitterness in the finish, good balance for a sweet beer, more flavor than I’d expect from a hellis
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear gold. Bright white head. Some cereal grains up front, butter, crackers,biscuits. Not my cup of tea(beer).
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Apple/orange malt aroma. Golden yellow color with moderate head. Lightly sweet apple malt flavor. Nice body especially for the style. A very well made Helles.
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Bready malt aroma. Bronze coloured hoppy and floral with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Crispy straw and delicate noble hops are sent to a drying finish where prickly carbonation tends to override the mild cereal and hop apport. This is yet another efficient session beer from 5 Seasons, but one which appears storyless when compared to their Seven Sisters Münchner.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam settles onto the clear gold.
-The body is lean and perhaps more approachable to neophytes than their Seven Sisters, a fantastic Vienna.
-Even though it is malt driven, few malt flavors really shine; it is not crunchy enough for my tastes in Helles.
-Supporting hop bitterness is really low, which seems to be what the brewer wanted, but I would personally have preferred a tad more noble hop presence.
On tap at the brewpub.