mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this vom fass at 7Stern. Deep blond colour with a small light head. A slight malt and herbal hop aroma. Some fruitiness in the flavour. Not much hop characteristics but definitely the hemp comes through. Lacks bitterness. Not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks Tanja. Hazy deep orange pour with an off white head. Very clean and wafery aroma- some nutty presence as well with mild grassy notes, but no hemp. Nice fluffy light feel. Clean and quite nutty with a biscuity/dry pale malt presence. Not really spicy or hempy, but dry enough to be a nice session.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is lightly malty. It has a good mouthfeel, smooth and round, with some malt and grassy flavor (the hemp), and residual sweetness. Correct bitterness. Balanced and pleasant, even if the hemp in the end is a strange feeling in a beer.
danielst (247) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub: Murky pale yellow colour with a fluffy head. The aroma isn’t much different than a regular Helles: grassy and flowery (hops?) and some lager yeast character. The flavour is mostly herbal and earthy, but with an authentic cannabis taste - like picking leaves from a hemp plant. The beer actually taste darker than it is, with a toasted, dry maltiness and a pretty bitter finish. Nice!
ultrasix (2) - USA - OCT 15, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A golden lager with a sweetish, herbal twist: The aroma of whole hemp leaves and the spicy bitterness resemble fresh - cut conifers and wild flowers. The hemp beer has a full, slightly sweetish body and an aftertaste that gives a long lingering unique impression of hemp. (Do not expect any other effects from this beer than a pleasant taste and a moderate alcohol content of less than five per cent ABV).
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at brew pub. Small white head, and yellow color. Odd aroma. Weird finish. Not impressive.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub. The beer is a mostly clear yellow-orange color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, toffee and spices. Light body with flavors of sweet caramel malt and lightly spiced hops. Honey is present in the flavor as well. The finish is sweet and spicy with a honey aftertaste. Decent overall.
armando629 (2324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another freaky beer from the brewery, i take it away in the flip-top bottle. Nice straw colored beer body with a stable foamy head. Fine aroma of caramel and pale malt, some honey with fine herbal perfume of hemp. Interesting herbal-hemp taste within the flavor too with the character of a lager beer, some honey taste. Nice hemp beer, it hasn’t got the unpleasant flavor like other hemp beers. It was made with a good balance.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 7 Stern Brau, Vienna. Notes from July 08. Pours a dark orange with medium white head. Pleasant spicy aroma. Flavour of caramel malt, herbs and a slight honey touch. Another well balanced beer from this brewer and really enjoyed this one.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
A bready malt pillow is scented with the fresh and enticing herbal spiciness of hemp in this quenching and riveting Helles mit hanf.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the shiny golden gown.
-This lager is as well rounded as any other 7 Stern brew I’ve had.
-The base malt sweetness is nearly honeyed.
-The hemp is so well used, it admirably replaces the hops in both aroma, flavor and finish.
-This is perfectly balanced; this Slovak brewer really knows what he’s doing!
On tap at the brewpub.