coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum. solidly hazy yellow in glass. Thin head. Nose is lost in the din of rabid/drunken soccer fans who insist on screaming at the TV screens. Malt centric as expected. Slick and easily a standard session. Alcohol is lost in the malt. Finish has some lingering hop tone. A touch of diacetyl that takes nothing from this solidly presented beer.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is faint and grassy. Taste is pretty earthy. This is Okay.
dcschiller (2197) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy golden color with a soapy white head. Aroma is hay and grass. Maybe some bready notes. Taste is sweet with some light bitterness. Medium bodied. Plenty of flavor, but not my style of preference by a mile.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Helles! so good and fresh, reminds me of chilling out in Munich, very tasty brew.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has light straw and grassiness. Flavor is wonderfully balanced with malty straw notes that fall just short of sweet and nice grassiness and faint earthy spice. Mouthfeel is medium/full and very creamy with a crisp grassy/straw finish. Very nice!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, grain, and a hint of honey. Poured light yellow/straw in color with a small, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, grain, bread, and straw. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, grain finish is dry.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ginger Man NY
Aroma mild, grainy character, slight hint of grassy hop. Dry top end. 6+
Appearance clear, golden brew with medium fine white top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. delicate, soft malty with chewy walls. Good gentle hop dose. Drinkable proper to style Helles. Aroma maybe bit too dry, rest very solid interpretation.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale gold with good,creamy, white head / Nose of bread and citrus / Light to medium body, acidic and lively, with good balance and finish / Earthy but bright flavors of lemon, straw, lemon, and resin / Very nice and lively.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Tap at Ginger Man. Grainy crackery aroma with a touch of light dustiness and a bit of soft pale malt. A touch of straw flavour as well. A touch of noble flavour. Decent but kind of simple.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to markwise for shipping us this 32oz swing top growler that arrived in perfect shape. It pours near hazy gold with off white head. The aroma delivers some what wheat like notes as well as esters of soft apples and peaches followed by slight malt graininess in the background. The taste is refreshingly yummy with some sweetness being filled in quickly by a fresh light wheat note followed by some fruity esters like apples and peaches and then a light sense of fresh grainy maltiness. This is just yum and refreshing and oddly nourishing all at the same time and makes me want to drink a ton of it. Well done Helles that steers clear of the trouble areas for me for this style. Nice one Ben!!!