Saeglopur (635) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Oktoberfest, Munich. Clear, golden body, with a big, frothy, white head. Light aroma and taste of grains, grass, honey, herbs. Mouthfeel is light, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, with herbs, grass and some sweet malts. Pretty watery and boring, but at least refreshing and clean.
kustie (275) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden color and quite thick white head. Aroma has some sweet malt and hops. Taste is lightly hopped, malty and a bit sweet too.
Mackeon (89) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good beer from the ancient Augustiner brewery, whose beers are all very distinctive: this one is in the local Münich tradition, but has tons more character than the usual offerings there. Full-bodied, somewhat malty perhaps, lightly (very lightly) hopped, but altogethere an exquisite beer. The label, with a brewstaff and hops, is in sparkling gold. It would be nicer without the black background with all the supposedly legally required info. Worth seeking this out.
beerme31 (535) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden medium white head. Aroma of grass, hay, bread. Light sweet taste. Medium-light body, lively carbonation, dry finish. Just ok overall.
hrabren (58) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Caffé Leone, Kvatri?, Zagreb. Pours clear light golden yellow with firm white head. Grainy aroma, a light hoppy bitter kick at the beginning turns into grain metallic aroma. Carbonation dominates the mouthfeel above the rather slim aroma and almost no taste. Wouldn’t call it watery, but light bodied. Terribly overpriced, it’s worthless to try this.
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head with low retention. Malts and floral hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Overall, a nice drinkable beer but not remarkable.
cervmagpt (290) - PORTUGAL - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1D). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L2013151K. AROMA: grainy sweet aroma with very faint hop notes. some DMS is present. no esters or diacetyl. APPEARANCE: medium yellow color and translucent. thin moussy white head with low retention. TASTE: sweet and clean malt flavour that lingers into the aftertaste. very low bitterness. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down helles that lacks the bitterness to balance a little the sweet malt profile.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"One of the top 5 in style I’ve had. Very pleasant and flavorful malty backbone. Sweet, but not cloying or plastic tasting. The aroma is malty as well, with just a hint of floral hops. Nicely done, and was even enjoyed after some big boys - which made the fact it was enjoyed that much more impressive."
rgf001 (175) - München, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought and tasted in Munich (ie, fresh)
Color and appearance: light gold, a bit darker than a Helles with good carbonation and with a two-finger head when poured in a narrow 250cc tulip.
Smell: More like a good pilsner than like a helles.
Taste: very easy to drink, with enough hop and Munich malt flavors not to feel too watery, good light-hop aftertaste.
This is a great beer for biergarten drinking, but it does not look like a beer that would travel well.
veceo (710) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color, average sized white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of apple, vinegar, wine, caramel. Medium sweet taste, very light bitterness. Good helles.