gururyan (541) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, pale gold with minimal lacing. Aroma is urine soaked gym socks, but somehow it's not a deterrent. Not too shabby.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bierkrug (2088) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen (In USA), Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ML Bottle in the USA at Old München in Pompano Beach. This is better in Germany fresh but still a great Helles. Smooth mellow and a great example of a Helles.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light gold with a short white head.
Honey, lemon scent.
Lightly fruity taste.....a little grain.
Sweet....a little corn malt.
A nice lightness and drinkability that American Pale Lagers (you know, the big ones) should aspire to.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear straw color. There’s a nice head here, a two finger white shade that’s fluffy and moderately lasting. Tiny specks of lace are left on the glass, too.
S: There’s a decent presence of sulfury German hops here. Allowing it to warm up will reveal touches of fruity esters, like apricot. Nothing to blow the mind, but decent for the style (I don’t buy for a second this is a light lager, either).
T: Perhaps not as hoppy as the nose indicated...actually, it’s rather sweet. I’d even call it too sweet - especially on the finish - but as it opens up, it does develop a faint hoppy bite on the back end. Moderately refined and smooth.
M: Decently light; not dry enough, though. For that reason, I don’t feel the urge to down it in 5 seconds, which is the mark of a top-flight German lager.
O: I picked this up thinking it was Augustiner Hell...alas, no. Still, it’s a decent lager - and an overpriced one, too. Simply for that, I won’t buy again; unless of course I somehow mistake it for Augustiner Hell again.
HeadyDE (412) - Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight from bottle due to limited glass availability..quite tasty smooth easy to drink..quite nice
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Homer321. Thanks Sean! This is an export version of Edelstoff available on the East Coast of the US. Pours a light clear yellow appearance with a small white head. Fairly grainy, herbal, cracker, a bit bready, noble hoppy aroma. Corn, light vegetable, dry grainy, straw, big herbal flavor. I don’t enjoy this as much as the normal version that I’ve had numerous times in Munich, but that is more likely due to the freshness of this bottle. Not a bad beer by any means.
canary dog (642) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not sure about this one. The first few sips from the first beer had a really strange note in them. Almost like clove or camphor or something. Then it disappeared. A strong, almost corny sweetness emerges and dominates the profile. Some slight yeast and grains are evident. Watery smooth finish. Interesting beer, but I cannot get past the sweetness of it.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow color with a foamy white head that is somewhat retained. Aroma is macro lager, the old hay/straw aroma with a hint of bread, some german malt/hop is present. Flavor is sweet with some maltiness and a bit of lagering flavor as well. Not terrible, but far from great.
dagimp (674) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a .33L bottle into a pint glass. No date on bottle. Pours a beautiful clear golden hue. Lots of frothy white head and a bit o lacing. Aroma is very light and grassy. Mouthfeel is light and crisp as expected. Taste is clean, mildly-veggielike, little bit o hops, grass, slight dough. I really liked this beer... much more than I thought I would. It’s clean, crisp and easy to drink... but more importantly, it’s all that with good flavor! Good show!
BTW: Every time I hear the work "Munich" I think of that scene in Inglorious Basterds where the Nazi officer is grilling the Basterds in the basement bar. Great scene; great scene.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up at Rick’s Wine & Gourmet in Alexandria, VA.
A: Pours a very light, transparent straw color with a small head for the style. Quickly recedes into a tiny ring around the edges of the glass.
S: Initial whiff is some sweet malted grain. A bit of a corn-type smell, but other than that no detectable vegetable presence, which is a big positive with this style.
T: Quite nice and refreshing. A mild sweet grain presence without any off flavors. Clean and crisp. An ever-so-slight hop bitterness with a tiny bit of corn.
M: Fairly thin and somewhat creamy. No alcohol presence for a "light lager" that’s 5.7% ABV.
D: Not bad in the since that there’s nothing particularly off about this one; at the same time, there’s nothing memorable about it either. Interesting to try a more-authentic German take on the light lager category, but not something I’d pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-06-2010