JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, clean golden color with a slight off white head. Malt and mild hops aromas. Clean, slightly sweet malt. Mild yeast and touch of spicy hops to make it even cleaner. A nice easy drinking helles.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Mild color, mild taste - too mild for my taste.
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow color and nice white head that dissipates quickly. Clean and crisp with a dry finish.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer but lacks in color, I’ll buy it again.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light slightly cloudy yellow. Has a decent head. Aroma is malty and a bit fruity. Flavour is sweet and malty and has a nice bitterness in the end. Very drinkable beer.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The great cloudy golden color is a good partner to the nice creamy, thick head. Nice distinct aroma. A good amount of maltiness. A faint amount of tartness in the finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rerate: More sweet, more malty, less hoppy than the others in the Helles-off. Same score. Quite good, but not like the bigges. Original: 8/19/02: Holy cow! Sometimes we read here about horse blanket, hay aroma, especially in Belgians, but here it is in big heaping doses and I love it. Quite malty, yeasty, Saazy?. Snappy, crisp flavor...an excellent example of the style.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear pale blond colour, fine head, malty, medium-hoppiness, fresh, spicy, long dry finish
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating 100: Clear and golden with a nice Bavarian Hallertau hop aroma. Very clean and refreshing flavor. Body is light, but not watered down. Lots of good pale and Munich malts present. Finish is crisp and satisfying. It’s not the greatest helles, but it’s a damn good one. Crown Me!
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden in color, an uneven white colored head stays around for longer than expected. Nice lacing, too. Very effervescent. Faintly hopped and lightly spiced aroma, a bit of slightly grainy malt as well. Flavor is largely malty but not too sweet. There is a bit of light fruitiness, perhaps pear, along with some faint sweetness. Hop flavors are here in a small dosage, but bitterness is overall quite low, even in the finish. Smooth.