Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBESG 2012 - Day 1. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of butter, herbal hops and nettle. Sweet malty flavour with diacetyl and some herbal notes
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewpub, Vienna.
Pours hazy pale golden with lots of bubbles. A pretty, creamy, white head on top. Aroma has weak butter and a slight herbal touch. A bit thin at first, but it really gets a bit creamy. Clear hemp character in flavour, rather malty sweet. Refreshing with a good, long, lingering, herbal finish.
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild hopfig-kräuterartiger Antrunk, im Mittelteil leider etwas wässrig. Herb-süßlich werdend, im Abgang wieder etwas hopfig. Wenig intensiv.
Test vom 10.8.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 14,8,7,8,-,7
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 On tap at 7SternBrau, Wien (with Geiserich). Pale orange with lasting head, slight haze. Sorry, but I didn’t get this one, thin vegetable leafy notes in a thin malt. Dry with some hemp on the nose. Not to my taste.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to PilsnerPeter for sharing. Pale golden pour with a very thick, sticky white head. The nose is quite clean and fresh. A bit of soft herbal spiciness and a touch of nutty character as well. The flavour is nutty and sweet on the finish. As it warms up there is a touch of soft peppery spice on the back of the palate, but it’s pretty subtle.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ brewery during RBESG 2012. Hazy golden appearance with an off white head. Herbal, grassy, a bit woody, grainy aroma. A bit chewy, woody, herbal, light spicy, straw flavor.
MartinT (7482) - 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.
Rune (7238) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml swing-top bottle (Bügelflasche) (bb.31.12.07) bought at 7 Stern Bräu and enjoyed at our hotel in Vienna. Almost clear, amber in colour topped by a slowly fading white foam that left good lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with elements of pineapples and grapefruits. Sweet herbal taste stongly supported by succulent oranges. Dry, but short ending. Refreshing and easy to drink (03.12.2007).
Dogbrick (7107) - 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.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at the brewpub. one of two beers that i expected to be complete disasters which weren’t. aroma reminded me of a good nz gewuerztraminer. plenty of hemp character especially seed, quite sweet with a grassy finish, a bare minimum of hops in this but i think it works better having a pronounced hemp character