Rune (8927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml at the brewpub in Vienna and a 500ml flip-top bottle (bb.02.01.2008) brought back home and enjoyed at winter solstice in Tromsø. Pours a white, mostly lasting head resting on a slightly foggy, amber body. Pale malty aroma with hints of citrus. Flavour is a mix of malt and dry, lemony hops with notes of wheat. Refreshing. Well bodied for a helles. Some oily hints to the palate (Wien 02.12 and Tromsø 22.12.2007).
joergen (22451) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Cloudy yellow coloured with a creamy white head.
Malty aroma of grain, hay and hops.
Flavour of malts, grain, hay and hops.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3     Lasting: 3     Lacing : 2
Intensity : 3
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 3   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : 2
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : 2   Grassy : 3
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : 2   Crisp : 2   Sharp : 2   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX
Comments: A better hop bite than most and certainly drier as well, yet still fine bodied, unfiltered and pleasant helles.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow colored, slightly hazy appearance. Medium sized white head.
Strongly yeasty and lemony aroma, still this good, handmade-yeasty touch comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor is also nice with some yeasty-flowery tone, lemon also there. Aftertaste dries, though this wasn’t very sweet even in start.
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy golden color, small white head, lace. Light grassy hoppy aroma. Light citric hops, lemony aftertaste. Quite hoppy for being typical "helles" - more like pils. Drinkable.
asheft (2655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Very fruity aroma (very non-Hellesesque), which partially masked some DMS; strawberry apricot. Notes of pine and maybe some malt too. Almost clear beer with an orangey-yellow colour and nice, white lace. Quite a bit of pine in the flavour along with plum and significant strawberry. Crisp malt flavour as well, with appropriate level of bitterness. Interesting, but unbalanced. Light body, medium carbonation, and would be clean if not for a lasting strawberry fruitiness.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 (Draught at the brewpub) Malty, grainy, hoppy (slightly grassy) aroma. Golden colour, hazy and white, large head with good lacing. Malty, grass-hoppy and grainy flavour. Softly carbonated and medium-bodied palate.16/05/07 ******* Original rating (6/3/7/3/13): (Bottle BB 30/05/07; ABV 4.5%; Thanks Jay!) Pronouncedly malty and slightly grainy aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Golden colour, hazy and average size, white head with fair lacing. Pronouncedly malty, grainy, grassy and slightly sweet flavour. Light to medium-bodied, smooth and softly carbonated palate. Top quality helles! 26/04/07
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the brewpub. faintly hazy straw colour with decent lacing. aroma of lychee and lemonade. surprisingly bitter, quite grainy with a slight metallic tinge in the finish. pretty good for the style, better than most of the crappy helles they brew in bavaria
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[On draught at the brewpub]
Hazy pale yellow colour. Flowery, earthy Saaz nose. Very dry and papery bitter. Bit sourish. Notable bitterness. Does not taste much. One dimensional. Bit fruity. Pronounced malt profile.
Geiserich (3568) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is light sourly with a light hope note. Pale yellow, very cloudy, velvety foam. Herbal taste, fruity with a lemon note. Strong bitterness in the finish, light dryness.