Bierkrug (1969) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle in Germany. Nice clear golden color. Light aroma. Thick pure white head. a slightly bitter flavor. With a freah light palate as a Helles should have. Truley a superior Helles. One of the finest Helles in the world.
paiste2002 (175) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color with a nice rocky white head. Aroma is classic German, spicy hop and malt. Flavor is balanced crisp and refreshing with a dry refreshing finish.
PetrZalio (17) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the Best Münchener Hell Type! Nice delicious malty, corny and hoppy aroma. In palate is clear maltiness,with typical touch of sweetiness of malt for Homelly - Münchener Hell Lager Type. Medium body, spicy and minty fresh dryness of hops. Long, clear malty and corny finish with hints of minty and grassy hops. Fresh carbonation (fresh und spritzig). Typical special Ayinger-schmack. Best served in the Centre of Ayinger Village in brewery biergarten Liebhard´s Keller (fresh drought). All products from Ayinger are ones of the best beers in Bayern. All categories (Hell, Export, Weiss, Ur-Weiss, Doppelbock).
MartinT (7307) - 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.
crossovert (5640) - 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.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden. Slight gras aroma, fullbodied and with good bitternes as opposed to the many malty sweet helles in bavaria.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 I found the aroma to be almost non existant. Perhaps my chilled glass inhibited its aroma. the taste was sweet and crisp and a smooth finish. This is a very good helles.
bartlebier (835) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, Bierzwerg des Monats Dez 2012. - Pours clear bright gold, nice head, modest aroma. - Crisp, somewhat dry&sweetish pilsener type Helles: decent hop bitterness with unusual rich marzipan malt notes, some yeasty acidity. All in all unique tasting pilsner/Helles, not completely thirst-quenching (too dry &sweet for that), yet full of taste.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma equilibrato, molto aromatico, dominato dai malti ma con qualche traccia di luppolatura. Al palato ingresso liscio con note dolci date dai malti. Dolce che poi è riequilibrato nettamente da un amaro erbaceo ma per niente invadente. Un ottima alchimia tra malto e luppolo. Splendidamente beverina. Buona! Da bere a ettolitri.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mid-gold clear with fluffly short lasting head. Faint Fruity hops, doughy malt and 2 day old chickens aromas. Moderate to light body with overall nicely balanced bitter-sweet palate. Bitter start followed by a maltier sweet and bitter middle and back to more bitter on the finish. I could easily go a couple more of these no problem - a pity I only bought one more.