Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5L bottle. Pours clear pale with a frothy white head with minimal lacing. Clean malt aromas dominate, grass and cereal grains. Fairly strong sulfur also coming through, as well as herby hops. Mild cereal grain sweetness at the beginning, giving way to herby hop flavor, which morphs into a long, herbby hop linger. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, a nice helles lager with good grain and hop character. A beer to keep around for when guests come!
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkahot Ramat Gan. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of apple, malt and grain, flavor of apple, malt, grain, medium bodied
melush (1289) - SPAIN - SEP 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, trigo.
rotaman14 (300) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Süßliches Aroma, leicht florale Noten, ein ganz kleines Bisschen Hopfen. Sehr ausgewogener Geschmack, milder Hopfen, nicht zu bitter. Nett für Zwischendurch.
matis (212) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, grassy aroma with nice hints of hops. Wet hop cones in mouth, some florals, herbs and bread peel. Pleasant bitter finish.
blackisle (1152) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Bottle 50cl. Clear medium golden color, one finger frothy white head, recedes slowly to a thin layer, fair lacing; aroma sweet malty, grain, hay, yeasty; taste is moderate sweet and light bitter; medium body, oily texture, bit spicy on the tongue, soft carbonation; slightly more bitterness in the aftertaste, abrupt finish. OK helles though it lacks some character. Rerated 140917, slightly lower score (was 3.2).
jjsint (1344) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at GBBF ’14. Golden, clear, with the biggest white head I’ve ever seen. Almost no aroma. A bit of wheat and lemon typical of German lagers but that’s all. The taste is also slight. A gentle sweetness throughout, although there is the slightest touch of jarring bitter/sourness. The carbonation adds mouthfeel to the weak palette. Not bad, but surprisingly lacking in character. Shame.
Niall73 (2233) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at gbbf. Pours yellow gold with a green edge. Popcorn, honey, lemon, toast, aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Lemon, light caramel, honey, light corn, apple... Crisp, fresh and tasty. Nice.
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MikeKeller (910) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gourmondo.de. Golden beer with white head. Aroma has malts, butter, hops and hay. Flavour is malty, quite sweet with hay and butter. Soft and a bit oily mouthfeel. Very good helles.
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 The Helles of this brewery shows a cream white, dense, crispy head and deep golden blonde, bright colour; an aroma of pure and sweetish pale malts with a subtle whiff of flowery hops and impressions of vanilla, cheese spread, honey, chamomille, banana and cream; and a taste of sweetish, soft and supple malts, mild carbonation, relatively full and almost creamy at least for a lager; and finishes in a sweetish graininess with only a light, aromatic hoppiness without getting bitter, as is custom in the style. Classic example of a Münchener Helles, in my opinion.