strap (463) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not bad. yellow pour, some lemon, floral aromas light on the hops. goes down very smooth and easy.
GoufCustom (876) - HONG KONG - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Pale dull golden honey colour; Three-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Small sticky lacing with active and small carbonation; Sweet aroma of malt, with floral, cookies, sugar, strong bread, yeast, lemon and strong grass; Medium sweet taste of light malt, with fairly light barley grains, strong molasses, strong herbs, bread, strong lemon, liquorices, moderate bitter hops and sharp grass; Light body. Thin but quite slick palate; Mouth feel is full-on, very fresh Helles - thin maltyness but with sweet sticky molasses, strong floral and herbal hops compensate the rather light bread. Seems thin at first but fresh herbal-flowery all the way. Really nice!... Hoppiness is strong lemon, floral and strong sharp herbal grass in nose and taste. Moderate bitterness mixes well with glassy herbs for a lasting, mid-astringent finish; Quite dry after taste. Refreshing and herbal hoppy to mouth.
Comments: Its thin maltyness is only a minor distraction: the body has good malty backbone, with nice cookie sweetness, strong fresh floral and herbs, and sharp and smart hops to round thins up. Nice and very refreshing. Need to say more?
MunichtoBrugge (1) - - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Good beer at the beginning. Used to drink it often. After moving to belgium for some time and coming back, it appears very "taste-free", very watery, find litte aroma. But good remains good beer for light diners.
Lodgewick (22) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5 litres. Yellow pale colour with quickish white head. Pure grainy aroma with hints of weiss bier including bubblegum and wheat. Taste is welll balanced with grainy malts and grassy hops. Medium palate. Enjoyable lager.
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a shop in Prenzlerberg. Pours light gold with a white head. Aroma seems herbal. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is hoppy/bready. Hop seems more fruity than noble. Hop conquers bread, but barely. Decent.
melush (979) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 50 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a lupulo, citrico.
Nocturne (888) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Font, Chorlton. Slightly hazy gold with a thin white head. Honey is a big factor initially. Leafy hops too. Sparkling carbonation and medium body. Adhered well to my mind’s understanding of this style. Glad I managed to find this on tap rather than bottle, because it seemed in good form.
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Galeria Kaufhpf, Berlin.
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Aroma and taste of bread, some grass, grain and some light caramel. Easy to drink with a light bitterness. A "Sauna-beer".
blackisle (860) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear pale golden color, small frothy white head, recedes quickly to a thin layer; aroma sweet malts, grain, bread, fruity notes, lemon, citrus; taste is light to medium sweet, light bitterness, slightly sour; medium body, mild mouthfeel, soft carbonation; smooth sweetbitter finish with light sour notes. Quite refreshing.
deanso (5737) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle as a birthday present.
Thick creamy white head. Clear pale golden pour. Nice subtle bitterness.