BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a clear golden-yellow color with a moderate white head that faded to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of light biscuity malt, a faint honey sweetness, light grain, and a soft grassy hoppiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some soft honey and cereal graininess that leads into a moderately dry, grassy hoppiness that lingers into the finish where it’s paired once again with a soft cereal sweetness. Moderate carbonation and crisp, clean mouth feel. Overall, it’s an incredibly simple, clean beer that just begs to be drank and greets your mouth with a solid flavor profile. I love it.
PorterPounder (6959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grand Junction, CO - College Liquors - 12 oz can. Slightly sparkling, medium golden pour, beady, snow white head. Slight nuttiness to the aroma, hints of grain, touch of wort. Flavor is true to style, heavy grain accents, some honey sweetness, baked bread goodness. Crisp, clean refreshing mouthfeel.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz single can from Applejack. Pale orange appearance with a lingering white head. Crisp, zesty, orange peel aroma with light bitterness and light acidity in the flavor. Light body with ample carbonation and a light dry finish. Refreshing. Not a Helles, but not bad overall.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of lemon/lime juice, apple juice. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
Uhhh...what? Helles? You mean like...a sour Helles? So is that a thing now? Please, no.
3fourths (8980) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Unclear dull gold with a thin ring of a head. Aroma impression is apple butter, apple cider, cosmetics, chemicals, unclean honey, dead yeast, rotting banana, rubber, wort. Medium-light body, sweet and gritty and dirty and wort-like, under-carbonated and under-fermented. Wow, outright lousy beer. If you want people to dislike lager, or craft beer in general, serve them this gem. (1.5)
draft at the brewery in 2012: clear gold with a fine white head. low bitterness, medium sweetness, light body with a watery finish and moderately fizzy carbonation but decent froth when it hits the palate. has the flavor of malzbier throughout but has wonderfully clean flavor and good brightness. light solvent and sprouted garlic greenness at times. (3.2)
GarrettB (1373) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 24th, 2012 - Copper Kettle is Aurora’s new city treasure. Like Dry Dock, the brewery is tucked away into an unassuming pocket of suburbia, and one I know well. Just down the street is where a familiar middle school used to stand before it was knocked down on charges of being riddled with asbestos and generally being one sneeze away from total collapse. Returning this part of town as an adult and making a left instead of a right to the brewery felt both familiar and new. But the relatively long drive was worth it. Copper Kettle’s beers were roundly impressive, and the flight of tasters I purchased began here, with their Bavarian Helles. It had a healthy glow in the summer light, with a nice halo of mottled foam around the edge of the glass, and the chilled haze that comes with the hells style. The smell is airy and effervescent, reminding me of a generic blonde ale, but with the addition of a touch of black pepper - grainy and savory. The mouthfeel is excellent, and engineered in a way that pairs superbly with the lighter carbonation, the touches of apple and the streak of wheat flavor running through the beer.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Nice balance of yeasty/doughy malts and zesty hops. Light and refreshing but has a nice punch of flavor.
brokensail (15257) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copper Kettle. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Biscuit and dough sweetness. Some floral hops, yeast, and fruity esters. A touch of lemon zest. Flavor is sweet biscuit, dough, and bread. Apple esters, floral hops, yeast, and some hints of orange and lemon.
Concealer (1100) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good session beer on tap. Nice bitter and malty balance. I can see drinking a couple of these on any given day.
mfrato (110) - - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, nice simple beer, almost like a German pilsener, very light and crisp.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lowry Beer Garden on October 15, 2012
Hazy golden to amber color, white to off-white head. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. SWeet, grainy scent.