someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw color with a white head. Aroma is slightly fruity.
Slightly sour taste of lemon zest and also typical German malts. Something tells me this was on the shelf for a while... It’s easy to drink but just not much flavor going on here. Hopefully I’ll get to try a batch that’s a bit more fresh next time.
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
alobar (2623) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.’
r464 (1789) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, crisp, smooth. Malt at first with hints of citrus zest and a fairly dry finish. Not bad.
EithCubes (4639) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Kinanik (4) - - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a quite good Helles beer with a great refreshing taste and a nice aroma of lemon.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: Draft. Light gold pour. Buttery with a touch of grain and stale hops. Light body with a flabby finish. This one didn’t seem to be made very cleanly.