MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line :
Citrusy and herbal hops ride this Helles’s rolling effervescence, as malts slowly but surely sculpt straw-like flavors.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A wavy head of foam covers the clear, dark golden.
-The mouthfeel on this one may not be as polished as Andechser’s Helles or Augustiner’s for that matter, but it is still cushy and packed with character.
-This is obviously balanced and süffig.
-This is the kind of brew I would love to get to know better. Alas, I cannot get it this fresh across the pond…
On tap and from the gravity cask at Ayinger Speis und Trank, Munich.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. A very well made to style classic helles with a great foamy white head. Very drinkable and full bodied for a lager.
crossovert (6146) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Pretty much everything you want out of a helles. Golden color with a nice white head, pleasant smell. It has a smooth, rich malty taste with a suprise of noble hoppiness. This is the kind of Helles that doesn’t need special attributes, it is just tasty and high-quality, nothing else needs to be said.Gotta drink it fresh.
jaghana (3442) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl from Quack-Duck thanks. A clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is malty and hopy. Aroma is on malt but mostly dry with a peppery hops, relative bitterness too. A correct helles but with nothing special.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer during Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich. An amazing experience.
Serving type: Served on draft at the Ayinger Haus across from Hoffbrau
A - Nice and clear. Not a whole lot to note. True to style. Huge white head much of a head that stays with you throughout the beer.
S - Slight yeast notes and maybe some floral notes. Really subtle if any..
T - Nice and Crisp. One thing I noticed immediately was the lack of yeast notes. It was really fresh but didn’t taste unfinished and too young like the wheat at Hacker. This might be a batch to batch issue. Not a whole lot of citrus or hop but defiantly present. Not a lot of huge flavors on this but true to style and easy to drink.
M - Light body not a whole lot of note. Mid to Low carbonation.
D - This is just a personal thing but I find this to sit heavy on my stomach. They drink really well as they are light and crisp but for some reason I didn’t find myself wanting more than one.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at St. Georg hotel. Sweet honey aroma, heavy biscuits in the flavor.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From barrel at Speis & Trank in Munich.
Hazy golden colour with solid head. Fresh clean nose with bread and hay. Big on Co2. Elegant bready malty with subtle hop additions. Nice herbal, grassy hoppiness with soft mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
turbothy (1047) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear light amber. Fairly malty aroma. Pleasant and drinkable, but not outstanding.
tkrjukoff (3887) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a high white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and hoppy. Crisp mouthfeel. Malty, grassy and hoppy flavor with notes of sweetness and fruityness. Acidy crisp palate. Finishes nice bitter.
sinte (297) - Udine, ITALY - NOV 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5 L.
Clear golden body, with a medium, frothy, white head, mostly diminishing
with a fair lacing. Large density of average-sezed bubbles.
Moderate-to-strong malty (cereals, grains, bread) aroma with some note of hops (flowers).
Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour, nicely balanced by a moderate bitter note in the long lasting finish.
Medium body with an oily texture; soft carbonation; maybe there’s a very light metallic feeling in the finish.
Not a complex beer, but aroma anf flavour are vere intense. Very