Rasmus40 (9590) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light bretty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 111013
chrisv10 (9688) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Milky yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, citrus and brett. Flavour is malt, fruit, brett, little acid, citrus, little sweet, little lactic and a little bitter.
yespr (29415) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy, citrusy and grapefruity, light bretty. Sweet, fruity, peachy and light mango. Citric and fruity, dry bretty finish.
saxo (13332) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, citrus, brett and hops. Farmhouse ale.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught@PiBar - fully cloudy lactic-blonde beer under a persistent white foam; nice lace; grapefruity hoppiness with notes of cream and apricot; velvety palate, medium-bodied, a fair yet well-present bitterness; pretty dry and long fruity hoppy finish, lemongrass and grapefruit, some yeasty notes as well
omhper (18746) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Cloudy pale yellow, lively head. Lacltic and citric.Light bodied with clean, spritzy mouthfeel. Tart and wheaty with some citrus. low bitterness.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013
2013-06-24, draught at La Bossette, Lausanne, 8-3-7-3-14=35
Muddy blond color. Nice aroma, sweaty and fruity, dry resins. Very dry mouthfeel, not much malt flavor, very bitter, not fruity though, with some hop resins, and some yeast in the end.
Good but not enough fruity.
2013-06-21, bottle, bb 15.02.2014, Lot casc 001, 8-4-7-4-15=38
This year the recipe has been tweaked a bit and more Cascade was used.
Cloudy deep blond color with generous head. The aroma is very nice, once again more focus on the malt than the hops; good grainy malt and biscuits in the front, some Cascade later, with moderate fruit and sweat. Smooth mouthfeel; it has a good malt flavor, a bit grainy; strong bitterness, less fruity than it could be, but quite resiny.
Still rough, but we can see the improvement.
A pleasant beer that tastes more like a Helles than an Ale, with decent malt but with a misleading name, because there is not much Cascade.
For the next batch we hope in more fruity contribution from the hop and less yeast.
2012-07-01, bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Cloudy pale blond color with large head. Delicate aroma, leaning on cereals and light malts. Smooth mouthfeel; there is some malt flavor, less expressive than the beer on draught, some corn; it has a correct bitterness level, but not much quality from the hop, and definitively no Cascade; it has a bit too much yeast, giving a light final astringency.
Pleasant but not characteristic Helles.
2012-06-29, draught at Fête de la Bière Artisanale, Crissier, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Cloudy blond color; creamy head. Delicate aroma, some malt and hop. Light body, delicate malt flavor, with a cereals touch; the Cascade hopping is subdued, it could be more fruity. There is too much yeast, this beer should be better filtered 8but not totally filtered).
Very pleasant American Pale Ale.