MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line :
This grainy Helles moves into herbal hops before sharing a few odd green grape notes.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam disappears into the cloudy blond.
-The watery mouthfeel doesn’t have any elegance.
-I don’t know if the bar is responsible for such a flat mouthfeel, but this doesn’t help the brew one bit.
-Grain flavors are lengthy.
-This is flavorful, don’t get me wrong, but it has none of the polished maltiness and fluffy mouthfeel I associate with the best examples of the style.
On tap at Blind Tiger, NYC.
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky golden yellow on tap with little head or lacing. Aroma is of belgian yeast and citrus, a little spiciness. Taste is light and nice; a little bit of buttery taste, but mostly follows smell. Good summer beer.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced very drinkable brew. Aroma and Flavor both have a light crisp bitterness along with a solid malt backbone but not too heavy at all. Not my favorite style I would say, the hop used is more of that grassy earthy hop I don’t love but this was solid.
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pous hazy straw yellow, minimal head but what is there has fair staying power. Light nose of cracker and faint flower. Taste is malt centric with flowers on the finish. Light to medium bodied, one i could down on my deck all day. Name fits the bill for how hot rattle n hum was.
coldbrewky (1423) - 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 (2096) - 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 (2207) - 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 (3054) - 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.