BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle] Pours a very clear, golden yellow color. Strong yeast aroma, with some interesting sulfur character present (I seem to be noticing this a lot with the Andechs beers). Flavors are surprisingly clean and malty. Smooth. Finishes with a great noble hop bitterness.
turbothy (1046) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golden with small head. Aroma seems slightly off. Flavour is almost non-existing, a slight sourness. Not the best offering from Andechs and a bit of a letdown after the nice British bitters I’ve tried the last couple of days.
ClarkVV (3761) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Deep Ellum, numerous occasions, February 2014
Pale yellow, butter colored beer with a small, but moderately well-retained white head. Plentiful carbonation in the bright liquid.
The hops are restrained but crisp and noticeable, adding a touch of earthiness but mostly a strong, herbal spiciness. Honey-like cookie dough maltiness balances the hops well and there is definitely a bit of breadiness. No flaws or alcohol. Medium strength of aroma.
Again, just as with the doppelbock, I’m pretty in love with the house character. A touch musty, even a touch acidic; just a quick nip of sourness ending in a fluffy, sweet pils malt finish that is full of spicy hoppiness and balancing bitterness. Again, like the doppelbock, lower in carbonation, which does allow the maltiness to bog down the palate a bit, as the beer warms and breathes. But a helles has always been a malt-forward style and this works in that regard. And it’s far from too sweet, just more of a nitpick. Lovely. Really happy these are stateside finally.
Geiserich (3081) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Grainy nose with grassy hops. Pale golden color, white head. Flavor is malty, grassy and herbal hops. Quite common
Z3ther (1) - - FEB 11, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is an incredible experience, with rich undertones and a very balanced aftertaste this beer made me wish that I had a 12 to savor the weekend with.
birrabier (3) - - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A not overstated aroma of the freshest possible pale grains.
Tastes of fresh smooth grains with the perfect subtle bitter clip on the end that keeps it dry.
Unimaginably clean and smooth, with just the faintest appearance of hop bitterness; everything a helles should be without any of the negatives that stick out in so many other inferior examples.
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, leicht herb. Geschmack malzig würzig, getreidig, minimale Bitterkeit.
olliejobbins (697) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. pours a pale yellow with frothy white head. aroma is grassy and a little yeasty. very nice and refreshing. hoppy, barley taste.
ScipioA (194) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out golden with a little white head on top. Really don’t like the aroma on this one, it smells like ass and is sulfurous with metallic and bread undertones. Thankfully it tastes great, I guess I’m supposed to drink this while mouthbreathing. It’s simple,sweet and grainy with a lovely honey backing associated with this style. Light and crisip on the tongue with some lingering continental hop bitterness. Mouthwatering, refreshing beer overall, maybe I got a skunked bottle?
hirigalzkar (2083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Punk n rum (while playing fussball). Clean, flowery and sweet. Medium, herbal bitterness. Good - as always when it comes to Andechs.
AdiBeer (438) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: lightly hoppy. Appearance: clear gold, white head. Taste: slight sweetness. Palate: turning to a very light bitterness. Overall: very drinkable lager. Bottle at Octoberfest Pub, London.