ohknaks (44) - USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle: Aroma is slightly malty. Not an overwelming smell. Pours golden with a white head. Taste is a bit higher carbonation than I’d like, with a good mouth feel. Not what I’d expect from a 100 year beer. That said, it has a decently fruity if not slightly malty flavor. Overall not bad.
JulienHuxley (2934) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom fass at Ayinger. Nice grainy, vanilla aroma, very mild kellerbier funk, wet yeasty graininess. Taste is smooth, light grain, light bready flavor, hay, earthy, almost salty mineral notes, fresh bread. Palate is light bodied with light carbonation. Yummy.
neepsntatties (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Apex Bar in Portland, Oregon. Colour... Light golden straw with a thick white head. Nose...redolent of honey comb, cereal and especially Corn Pops. Palate...light CO2, husky, grassy and honeyed with corn sirop and floral notes that provide a delightfully light aire to the palate. The finish is dry and cereal-like.
Burgers (267) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw colour with white head. Aroma cereal, light hops, alcohol and honey. Taste medium sweetness, trace of bitter. Well balanced, light finish.
agent_persik (364) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean golden color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, grass, light honey and floral notes. Taste is sweet with light sourness and has malt, spice, grain, grass. Thin body and average carbonation.
Kita (986) - 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 (763) - 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 (239) - 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 (581) - 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 (277) - 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.