Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful clear gold pour with a half inch or so fizzly white head. Slightly smokey aroma, with sweet malts and a dash of earthy noble hops. Taste is on the sweet side, lots of cereal malt flavor. Light oaky smokiness to it with tends to come out in the aftertaste. Nice floral hop flavor helps to offset some of the usual sweetness and dry breadiness. Body is light and slick, perfect for throwing back all day. Excellent beer. One of the best Helles out there.
PapaSkeetSkeet (858) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow with a heavy haze, a cm of nice white had that fades to a soapy film and ring. Aroma is sweet, wet hay and pleasant smoke in the background, like that which silently wafts from neighbors on a cold winter evening. Body is medium-light, watery-syrupy, medium-light carbonation, just a bit of fine pricks. Flavor is light sweet grain (not malt or wheat, more like corn and hay) with light, delicate smokiness, maybe a hint of rye and tree bitterness. Incredibly quaffable, balanced, moderately complex, and yummy. Deserving of the label "Helles" over "Smoked".
CharlieFields (5) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl.) from La Cerveteca (Barcelona). Aroma: Smoked malts, hops, yeast. Appearance: Golden color, clear liquid, thin and white head. Taste: Light bitterness. Palate: Light body, thin texture, lively carbonation, dry finish.
adamnase (135) - Kronoby, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of rhubarb, sliced pear, grass and white bread. Flavour of lightly smoked malt, apple pie and a finish of lightly smoked cheese. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Certainly one of the most unique Lagers I’ve ever tried.
zizzybalubba (1498) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Pale yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of damp pale malt and faint citrus. Smoked wood is certainly detected in the taste and pairs nicely with the light fruit flavors found in this beer. Of the beers I have tried from this brewery, while this is not my favorite of them, I think this is the perfect starting point to introduce what a smoke beer is like. This is a great beer!
adamnowek (255) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very energetic little beer. Clear and quite a long-lasting head. Very very slight smoke taste.
rjplumer (455) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft Helles like aroma. Body is a hazy straw yellow with lots of fine sediment floating around. Sweet Helles taste is on top of the famous smokebeer taste of its brethren beer but in a much subtler. Sense some sweet caramel tasting malts too. Leaves a sweet aftertaste with a touch of smokiness.
guzgorog (342) - FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde très pale, limpide, très léger col de mousse blanche. Nez sur le malt et maïs. Bouche sur le malt, houblonnage intéressant pour une lager, houblon épicé, citron. Amertume agréable. Peu de corps. L’aspect fumée évoqué dans la description et les critiques m’échappe totalement ! Bonne bière de soif mais guère plus...
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 500ml på på Cafe Abseits, Bamberg 11 Okt 14. Lys gylden. Svak aroma av røyk & gress. Smaken har et pikant røykpreg med en anelse gress.
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nice.
Nose - subtle smoke and citrus.
Taste - citrus and herbs up front and then wood smoke in the background
Palate - light bodied with a dry smoky texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - the smoke grows in a gradual way and it’s adding complexity.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light smoke and grassy aromas, light grains. Taste is quite fruity, more light smoke, creamy texture. Crisp, dry finish. Nice.