hawanna (1774) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle BB 09. Oct 13 Bottle NOT from Aldi :-)
caramel, bread, hay, citrus, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, light-medium bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish
Nice Helles - but nothing special
spacecube (626) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very light pilsner colour with a fast disappearing head, average carbonation. Aroma of bready malts leading into some slighly fruity berry like hops, quite sweet & a crisp finish. Decent
mike744 (1) - - DEC 2, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Forget the Winter snow scene, and just concentrate on beer.
Beer purchased from Aldi 50cl of top value beer.
This is the taste and mouth feel that makes Bavarian Helles the joy that it is.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Aldi. Amber with a loose white head; slightly musty, grassy aroma; fresh grassy flavour with a viscous body, and some honey and toast; and a slight prickle to finish. A rather good lager.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Aldi. Spiralled into steady-fizzing, white-bloomed golden trumpet. Shrub, sweetcorn, honeycomb aroma. Good grassy lager underscored with honeyed toast and almond; some Danish pastry tones. Clean cashew and breadstick linger. Had some well dodgy German lagers of late but this is more like it; f**k all to do with winter but what and when is that??
BlackHaddock (3166) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aldi UK stocking this: 500ml bottle, best before 20 Sept 2013, poured @ home into a UK pint sleeve on 06 Nov 2012.
Looks OK, usual Pilsner golden colour, clean, clear, etc, etc, the head vanished before it arrived, I hate that! Gets an average score because my lips might have had some Cambozola remains on them and that would have killed the head.
Nose is hop, grain and hay with some bready malts arriving as the beer warmed a little.
The taste was sweeter than the aroma suggested with the malts pushing the hop content towards the rear, the aftertaste and finish were semi-sweet too, no hop bitterness or dryness, so maybe this has some Christmassy notes after all. I wondered at first about the ’Winterbier’ handle. Still couldn’t detect any spice or ’winterness’ in the brew, but it was tasty and the body wasn’t ’lager-light’.
I actually enjoyed this: for a cheap supermarket brew it knocks the socks off most of the ’designer’ Lagers/Pilsners and I’ll be getting some more for my guests over the festive season.
undercurrent25 (1301) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t see what is wintery about this beer, fairly standard lager, not bad though
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aldi Camb. fairly nice grass hops aroma, proper stable white head, clear pale colour with gold tones, medium sweetness, medium smooth bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, nice good drinkable lager. Dont understand the name Winter but thats minor problem :)
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Aldi Grimsby. Gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Gentle grain and a faintly lemony citrus hop note in the nose, quite sweet and grainy in the mouth with gentle honey and fruity hops, faint grainy hop bitterness in the finish with a lingering fruitiness.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Aldi. Clean gold, smidge of lacing. Slightly carrotty taste, avec gentle corn. Also has thickness from dried corny bread. Couldn’t quite place the style - not sweet enough to be an Oktoberfest, but too sweet to be a Helles. All that is completely irrelevant nonsense of course. Principally it’s an engaging and very wholesome lager. Great value too.