pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity nose for a helles, clear gold color, spongy head. Sweetish malt front with a hint of apples. Much less bitter than a pils, so it really wasn’t balanced for my palate. Full body, though, but this needs more bitter for sure. OK beer, though too exciting.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the Ettaler Monastery in Oberammergau, Germany. Poured a medium sized white head, lacing was sparse, uncarbonated, transparent, and a yellow hue. Aroma was malty and skunky. Lightly bitter flavor and malt. Boring. Smooth mouthfeel. Light bodied.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 86. This bottled brew from the Ettaler Monastery in Oberammergau Germany poured a large head of frothy finely sized white colored bubbles. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and straw yellow orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of corn malt hops and dough . Its mouth feel is initially smooth mild malty with a lingering thick palate and a crisp clean smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty hoppy notes. A very average brew.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thank you hotstuff and thedm for bringing this to our little ratingsession.
Straw yellow with a spare head. Kind of chemical nose. Grass hay taste. Flat and stale though with cheese tones.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. sweet and smooth. tinned mango aroma, tasted of apricot and butterscotch with a fair bit of bitterness. curious, original helles
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Bottle. Sweet malt aroma - a bit syrupy. Medium yellow with small head. Sweet grainy malt flavor with a slight hops finish. A very so-so beer.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour. Nice lacey head, although quickly diminishing. Aroma was malty with hints of vegetables (peas?). Pretty hoppy, maybe Saaz Hops? Medium body. Not bad, but nothing spectacular either. Light sweetness and maltiness.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Average size, frothy, white head. Fair lacing, mostly diminishing. Clear yellow colour.
Moderate hoppy aroma (hay, grass, dry flowers), very light yeasty, light malty (grain, cereal), light fruity (apricot). Light sweet flavor, moderate bitterness, short duration. Herbal and hazelnut-like afterstaste. Medium to full body for an hell bier, oily texture, soft carbonation.
omhper (18370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour with ceeamyhead. Dry and very firm with the mouthfeel off whipped cream. Grassy, bitter finish. A real quality helles!
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant yellow appearance with a refreshing dry aftertaste. The head dissapears quickly but the flavour lingers. Quite a pleasant beer.