anders37 (14730) - 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.
bu11zeye (11740) - 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.
Oakes (11031) - 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.
kp (10887) - 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
DJMonarch (9160) - 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 (7307) - 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.
Drake (7123) - 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.
shrubber85 (6509) - 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.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub: Clean golden hue with small frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of apple and apricot esters, grainy, butterscotch, and flowery hops. The taste is pale sweet malts with some fruity notes. Dry biscuity finish. The mouth feel is clean and crisp, refreshing. Solid beers but nothing too excitable, needs more noble hop bitterness.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale Golden color with a creamy light head. The aroma is faint but notes of butter & citrus. Flavor is smooth and mild with a nice malt profile in the mouthfeel. This was a pretty well made Helles that definately gets my attention.