Brauerei zur Sonne Urtyp Hell Lagerbier
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Brewed by Brauerei zur Sonne
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Bischberg, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Brewed artisinally by an ancient home recipe with water, barley and hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 9, 2008
(6/30/08) Draught at Stöhrenkeller in Bamberg. Aroma of malt, some light caramelly notes and citrus hints. Sweetish flavor with pale malt, some butterscotch and sugary notes and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
The color is warm golden with an OK head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw and fruit. The flavour has notes of malt, straw, light caramel and fruit. It’s smooth and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2007
Draught. Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is flowery, hoppy and also has some slightly wheaty and yeasty hints. Flavour is diacetylic with also malts, yeast and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2007
Draught@HBF2007, alc. 5.2 %
Pale yellow color, small white head. Light malty aroma with notes of citrus. Grassy, malty brew with some citrusy esters. Estery, but a bit boring helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle:Medium-sized fluffy head, pale golden coloured; hoppy nose with a big touch of resins; mild bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, sweet aromatic-bitter finish. Pleasant, friendly, weel crafted Bier........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2006
(bottle, thanks pivnizub !) Clear, pale golden colour with a firm foamy white medium- sized head. Slightly sweet grainy nose with honey and a whiff of grassy hops. Soft sweet flavour, malty, grainy taste, light to medium body, well carbonated mouthfeel; medium-dry, slightly sweet malty with a dense blend of herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2006
Draught (Stohrenkeller, Bamberg): Pale yellow in colour. A bit bland, but a simple citrusy biscuity lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
Impressions from the bar stool:
-Tight foam hills protrude from the krug, I have no idea of its shade of gold.
-Hay and wooden hops first peek through the nose.
-Ah, the soft carbonation of nature.
-Some citrus fruit lighten the toasty hay.
-A meditative, finishing hop bitterness ensues.
-Herbal tea and grass notes appear in the aroma as well.
-A frank, well-crafted session lager, nothing less.

On tap at the Stöhrenkeller, Bamberg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6001) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Rerate: Getting some minerally notes as well now,light sulphur retronasal. Still a great Helles. Bottle
Pale green golden, dense creamy and lacing head. Herbal hop aroma. Light but firm malt base with a nice aromatic herbal hop profile, ends on a dry note. A shame we couldn’t get it on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2005
Yellowish, very dense head, fully clear gold. Discreet noble hops, with light grain, and some faint toasted aroma’s. Quite sweet, malty, nearly bready taste, with again some toasted whitebread flavour. Bit of sweet peanuts or sweetcorn flavour. Long sweet finish with just a rim of hoppiness. Medium bodied, grist slickness. Not bad Helles. Tad to the sweet site, but pleasant enough. No doubt better on draught.

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