Climax Hoffmann Helles
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
This German-styled helles is golden yellow in color and has a very pronounced grain/malt profile balanced by German noble hops.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerdedDave (1184) - - JAN 21, 2015
slightly cloudy gold color; skunked, vinegary aroma; foamed out of the bottle; sour vinegar flavor; this one was obviously skunked

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with minimal white head. The aroma is very light, almost missing. The taste has a light grain. Not bad just boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy dark gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is light lactic acid, lemon, biscuit malt, earthy hops and paper notes. Flavor is tart fruits, light malt, hops, and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. So, this is more oxidized Berliner Weisse than Munich Helles. I am not sure what went wrong here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (3384) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours straw yellow with a white soapy head that lingers. Surprisingly good lacing. Aroma of grain and citrus. Grain flavor green apple and orange. A bit tangy. Lots of carbonation. Not like most Helles.’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Light, crisp, smooth. Malt at first with hints of citrus zest and a fairly dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5436) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle, but not, er, the freshest, so it probably gets a pass regardless. Nose of sweet citrus and mild grass, but there’s this dominant Jolly Ranchers fruitiness that sticks all over everything else. And a little apple cider. Pours is cloudy yellow with a sudsy bright white head. Taste is sweet but it’s not out of control, a little chalk and dusty coating with the aforementioned green apple, lightly grainy finish and really doesn’t dry out at all. Medium-full body, not particularly clean, hoppiness is light but there. This has very little to do with a German Helles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kinanik (4) - - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
I expect something in particular when drinking a Helles beer... This isn’t it. Way to much carbonation. Citrus that seems off style, and it seems out of balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured a yellow-gold color with a large creamy white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was faint, buttery, tangy and had a hint of vague fruits. The flavor was bitter, tangy and buttery with notes of toffee, faint vague fruits and cooked vegetables. Medium length finish of butter, toffee and fruit. Medium body. Disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
I had high hopes for this due to the rating on here, but I just didn’t care for it. Had a weird sweetness to it and an aftertaste that wasn’t good. It did have a humugous fluffy head, but that was the only saving grace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
This is a quite good Helles beer with a great refreshing taste and a nice aroma of lemon.

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