joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tap 25. It pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is grainy, fresh bready pilsner malt with a touch of sweet apple skin. The flavor is nicely dry with a very spicy, minty hop bitterness. Grainy malt backbone. Solid bitter finish. I know it’s not characteristic of the Helles style, but I would have liked to see a bit more aroma hops here to match the bitterness. Still very tasty.
kmweaver (3145) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, at Dust Bowl Brewing Company. Pours a bright, clear golden color; fine-bubbled head with solid retention and lacing. Nice rounded Pils maltiness in the nose; crisp, lightly zesty. Perfect mouthfeel: crisp, clean, with lively carbonation; hugely rounded Pils malt character with just enough mineral bitterness to frame it; a textbook, vibrant Helles. Delicious.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Fruity and light mineral aroma. Light mineral and grain flavor. Medium bodied. Grain and mineral notes linger.