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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Ettal, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This golden-colored beer exports attracted by its fresh, hoppy aroma. The use of selected malts and hops from the Hallertau Ettaler Edelhell gives his special touch.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1775) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Hazy honey color with a full white head and good lacing. Taste matches the smell: sweet caramel malt with a touch of vanilla and clove, balanced by a light floral hops in the finish. Very good helles; light and easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2290) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
0.5l bottle from the brewery shop, pours gold with a fast-disappearing white head, a light malt aroma with a faint hint of hops. Crisp and dry on the palate with a spritzy finish and a lingering light bitterness. Decent example of a helles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours golden in colour, with moderate white head. Leaves tonnes of lacing. Nice balance between noble hops and sweet malt!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
500ml bottle. No freshness date. It pours a somewhat mundane gold with a lousy head. This may be a bit oxidized unfortunately. We will see. It also smells old. Old hops, old malt. Just stale. The flavor is also stale, but drinkable. Any hopes of noble hop flavors and aroma has fallen by the wayside. It is a good beer at heart but this just isn’t fresh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with little head. Faint malt aroma. Very light taste with some bitterness upfront. Also a metallic and vegetable taste. Not sure how old the bottle was. This is an average lager with a crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Frischer milder Antrunk, bei dem immer mal wieder eine metallerne Note herauszuschmecken ist. Hopfig ist es auch, dennoch im großen und ganzen etwas zu mild um wirklich groß aufzufallen. Ein Nachgeschmack ist leider kaum zu verzeichnen. Dafür ist es allerdings süffig bis zum abwinken! Test vom 13.3.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 7,7,14,6,8,10 - 9,15

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Cloady yellow with suspended particle and a white head. Malt aroma. Taste is quite sweet with light hops and a sticky finish. Medium body. Too malty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Not much in aroma, the flavor is typical of helles beers but rather sour. Not sure if this has gone bad or not, but it could have been better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 20, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 0.9oz bottle into a into a mug. The label has no freshness date or abv. Appearance: It has a bright, deep golden color with great clarity and nice active carbonation that helps support the head. Its head builds up tall, light and fluffy from an aggressive pour. This quickly settles to a thin covering that holds on well. Lacing is spotty and slick. Smell: The nose has a light pale maltiness with a touch of raw grain and a light bready sweetness. This is balanced by a nice crisp floral/spicy hop character. Taste/Palate: It starts with a good pale malt base that also brings some mild bready and caramel sweetness. This is backed up with firm floral/earthy/spicy character that balances the malt. The palate is medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Notes: This is a great all-around drinking beer. It’s nicely balanced and wonderfully drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden, long-lasting white crown. Nice bready pale malts, maybe a touch of caramel, soft grassy hops, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. A little simple, but very well made and tasty.


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