larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big offwhite lasting head. Yellow body with lazy carbonation. Sweetish-acidic fruity apple malt aroma with peppery hop notes. Dry-sweet very clean apple and malts taste with straw and pepper notes. Light, mild mouthfeel. Dry mealy apple and pepper aftertaste. Impressive! (0.25l draft at Augustiner Großgaststätte, München.)
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear yellow gold, white head that quickly faded. Dry, clean hop aroma. Refreshing and crisp taste, hops and malt with a slightly metallc finish. A little bitter and sour in the aftertaste. Tasty crisp helles.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[part of the Munich Bender, 2008] Very pale yellow color. Hoppy aroma, malty. Very clean malt and "grainy" taste. Finishes with a strong herbal bitterness.
oldrtybastrd (3261) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at peculiar pub nyc. A decent hellsbock bier. Pour is straw yellow. Flavor of malt, german hop character with a copper finish. eh.
jb (2591) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hay and flowers in the nose. Pale, bubbly, minimal American pale lager look. Palate is thin, buttery, German hops, metallic. Not too great.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was subtle but featured pils malt with some noble hops in the very back. poured very light gold color with 2 fingers of head that stayed on the top as a film covery 75% of the glass. Flavor was quite pleasant, malty, dry, and a dash of noble hops. light in the mouth and very easy drinking. A nice beer for the style, but nothing to brag about.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ London drinkers Fest 2008. Aroma of honey, spice, cream, vanilla and soft malt. Lovely. Pours a clear light amber beer - gorgeous. Small white head. Medium body, some sweetness. Hops, vanilla, syrup with a metal finish Really nice beer that I could drink all day long.
Brachiale (4) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer is typical bayern it is has a nice cream taste because in bayern beer is just in bayern this is just luiquid bread and it is one of the very it is the best exported beer that germans make but we have alot of regional beer to
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
To clear up any confusion, I am rating the Augustiner Munchner Edelstoff, which has a completely different label than the bottle pictured above. But it was the closest I could find. Perhaps the German and American bottles are labelled differently? Anyhow.... A very light, crisp, bready and earthy aroma defines this pale lager, that is also topped with a very large pillowy white head that hangs around for the whole ride. The color is very pale straw gold, darker than a pilsner, yet lighter than most helles. There is plenty of carbonation and a sparkling "essence." It tastes like most other German lagers, but a considerable amount better. Biscuity malt balances out the herbal, grassy, yeast flavors and the light hop bitterness. This is definitely drinkable and the flavors are soft and mellow enough to keep it refreshing and not metallic. A good helles /pale lager, that just begs to be drunk. Looks very nice in my decorative German stein. This is a very popular and well selling beer where I work (even at $11.49 a six-pack) Many people swear by it and insist that it is "the best German lager." I can’t completely agree with that, but I can see where they’re coming from.