leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale straw in colour. Small but persistant head. Aromas are spritzy pears and yeast. Flavours are yeasty, fruity with some graininess. The finish is quite dry and hoppy. I find most Helles quite dull - but this is not bad at all.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 This beer makes me want to cry after having an Ayinger Brau-Weisse. The aroma would be more aptly called a smell. The taste reminds me of a disturbing night of St. Pauli's girl. Stick with the Brau-weisse.***Re-rate about six months or so later:
Wow! It's really funny how your tastes change. This is a really good beer. In comparison to Brau-Weisse, maybe this isn't awesome, but it's a pretty good beer. With dark, chocolatey, sometimes coffeeish flavors, this is a nice beer. It also has a full mouth-feel. Maybe not as good as Brau-Weisse, but it's still darn good.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 This beer does not measure up on every factor to its counterpart of the Bräu Weisse. Try the much superior Bräu Weisse. Everything on this beer, contrasted with the Ayinger Bräu Weisse, is lacking - the aroma, the appearance, the flavour, the palate, and the overall impression - it's just all considerably disappointing contrasted. Ayinger Bräu Weisse - far superior. Check it out.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale gold, frothy white head diminishing quickly. Smells slightly skunked, sweet. Tastes a little skunked. Nice and bitter. Not really my favorite of the Helles/Lager style but OK. Not the best Ayinger beer either. Good to drink with pizza.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 I love this company but am not a huge fan of this style. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer pours light golden color with a large fluffy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma is very faint with some vague light malts. The flavor is lightly sweet and had a flowery hop note. Medium length finish. The texture is very heavily carbonated. Overall a heavily carbonated standard lager.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After obtaining a fresh bottle.. wow. Big white head, cloudy yellow colour. Sweet bready malts, yeast, and spicey, almost clovish hops. Well balanced and refrshing.
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw yellow with just enough haze to fault it on appearance. Nice head which gives off a malty aroma with just a touch of hoppy spice. The flavor is clean and crisp as it should be. Another consistently good product from this brewer.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy, pale gold color.Not overly flavorful Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Not bad.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow what a nice Helles bier... it really wowed me that anything like this could come out of a bottle shipped across the pond.... really nice with a full malty body, yet refreshingly lite.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great color. nice head. reminds me of a dry wine. the finish is somewhat dry and a very good beer once in a while.