Kita (1071) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear pale golden color with medium frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of toasted malt, honey, flowers and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt and honey with bready and grassy following, crisp spicy mouthfeel and clear moderate bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Despite its common style, this Ayinger brew is way above average...
GoufCustom (822) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks: Light golden yellowExplosive three-finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant, light sweet malt, with light touch of floral, spices and honey, plus bread, strong yeast, lemon and light grass.
Taste: Medium sweet malt, with honey, molasses, floral, light bread, yeast, lemon and light bitter grassy hops.
Body: Mid to light; Very slick and slightly thick palate.
Mouth feel: Wow, it’s pretty right-on here: maltyness is moderate, not too full. Body has right thickness but not oily. Very pleasant sweetness of honey and molasses - light and expressive - the kind of sweetness I longed for a Lager is here. Yea! Flowery hops and light bread to round off. This is very neat and lovely!
Hoppiness: Light floral, honey and spice in nose. Floral, lemon and fairly light grass in taste. Bitterness is light to the style for a lasting, fairly low-fi astringent finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Nicely sweet and hoppy to mouth.
Comments: This is a nice and delicate Helles. Everything from aroma, taste and palate is meticulously prepared to please the casual drinkers as well as picky connoisseurs. It may not be the absolute best, but it’s right up there as the poster boy of the style. I love it!
BadAprilia1000 (269) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crisp clear golden color with no haze and an inch-thick white head. Aroma is sweet, light malt, green apple, slight grain, weak bitter. Taste is grain and bread, sweet, weak honey, no apple from the aroma. Overall a very good lager, clean and crisp without any large flavors.
martjoobolut (705) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5L bottle, BB 01.15. Pours clear straw with white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt and some bready hints. Flavor follows the nose, but also has a touch of alcohol. Overall: I usually hate macro lagers that have similar grainy-bready taste, but this one is very well balanced and flavor just feels very clean (in a good way). Great example of not hoppy pale lager.
RaduLuchian (39) - München, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold body, medium white head that fades away rather quickly. High carbonation, subtle honey and hops smell, smooth malts, leaves taste, gentle bittery aftertaste and somewhat acidic finish.
maltman53 (328) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours straw-yellow with persistent head. Not much aroma - little grainy, faint noble hops. Nice milkshake medium body mouthfeel. Overall, balanced and smooth the malt profile of a Helles, the hop character of a Pils, and is silightly stronger than both.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours yellow with white head. Malty aroma and flavor. Medium body. Sweetish.
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at World of Beer Easton while watching the Germany vs. Algeria game on 6/30/14. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt and crisp noble hops. Sweet malt flavor with crisp hops before a sweet finish.
MiamiBarman (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ayinger does it again. A spectacular Helles with a classic pale gold appearance and a pretty long lasting head. The aroma is of baking sweet bread. The taste is hop-balanced with minimal sweetness and pleasant bitterness. An exceptional example of a Helles lager.
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sehr hell im Glas, hopfig-blumiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist frisch-hopfig-dominiert, zum Hauptteil hin entfaltet sich eine leichte süßliche Note. Sehr süffig. Diese süßliche Note mit einer leichten Würzigkeit wird zum Abgang hin immer dominierender über der Hopfenblumigkeit. Auf der Zunge verbleibt eine angenehm süßlich, feinherb-blumige Note.
--> Sehr leckeres Bier, schön frisch süffig, besitzt aber nicht viel Tiefgang. 11+12+10+11