jgentgesdo (659) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale yellow with a very generous white head that lasts well. Nose is faint soap and cookie dough. Flavor of soap, rather faint malts, rather sweet. Watery/soapy mouthfeel. Neh.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright orange-yellow body with a large, airy, white head which was full of large yeasty holes. Yeasty, grassy lager like nose. Flavors include hay and a bit of lemon.
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
By far the best of the 4 atwater beers I had that night. Citrus/carmel aroma, clear yellow pour, and a nice sweet flavor that is easy on the tastebuds, with very little bitterness.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For a lager, this one was great. Easy drinkinable beer, no idea why they call this one hell. Light grassy taste. If the price was right I’d grab a 6 of this in a second.
ChainGangGuy (4230) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow body that is so, so fizzy.
Smell: Over this past Labor Day Weekend, my friend and I boiled brautwurst in a mixture of Warsteiner beer, white onions, and sauerkraut prior to grilling them. This beer is exactly how the remaining concoction in the stock pot smelled.
Taste: Flavorwise, it tastes like a lager crushed under the weight of all the sulpher contained within. Finishes tart, faintly bitter, and mercifully quick.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Sometimes these beers are so aptly named! All of the various Atwater beers I’ve tried recently have been nothing but a mess.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: gusher, slightly hazy pale yellow, wispy white head once it settles down
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a strong sulphery sewer character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor is quickly taken over by a tart lemony lactic character, light bitterness
Date: August 08, 2009
Source: ticker tasting
Score: 1.3 to 2.6
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, dripy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of candy sweetness, light floral hops, touch of spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light balancing bitterness, nice bready character, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle) Large white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light hay/grassy, peach. Taste is medium sweet, bread, lemon sour, light corn. Soft light body with some acidity.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy golden pour with a strong light copper tint. Thick foamy head that settles to a steady 1/2", nice traces of lacing, and a full bodied carbonation. Lightly grassy aroma with a thick fruity scent, sort of like apples and blueberries. I really like the nose on this, sometimes it’s hard to find a lager with an abundant and pleasing aroma. Nice thick body for the style, very creamy with a good bitter finish. Great on the palate except I would discover a random soapiness once in a while throughout the beer. Flavor has a thick pale malt content, nice and grassy. Bitter and fruity hops, this is a well balanced Helles. This is more aggressive than I was expecting, and this is a good thing. Nice lager by this brewer.
jtw (1057) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the Hell is one of the beers from atwater i’ve had multiple times and for whatever reason hadn’t rated. but finally purchased in 12 oz bottles, i had a chance. it’s a very pale gold, with lots of cascading bubbles to the top forming a white head. aroma of corn flakes and wet cereal grains, malty-sweet without smelling sugary. flavor is typical helles malt and clean yeast profile, making it a very drinkable beer (aside from a bit of diacetyl/butteryness).
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a clear golden color with a medium to small sized white head that does not have much retention. Aroma is grainy, and somewhat skunky, with a bit of roasted malts in there, nuttiness, and a fruity note mixed in with this Helles with some corn as well. Taste is definite corn at first, then mixes into a lightly malted texture, with a lightly grainy/skunky twang to it. Palate is lightly sticky as it lingers with some bitterness on the tongue as well. Overall, It’s a sub-par Dorty, It’s better than what BMC cranks out to the general public. But really corny though.