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


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Hard, musky baked aroma. Clear lager color, fairly still. Dirty malt flavor, mild hopping. Easy drinking, pretty standard stuff. I would drink it, but not as a pricey import.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Aroma of sugar cookies, apples, and yeast. Pours amber with decent carbonation and a quick head. Tastes of grassy yeast with a hint of corn bread. Nice helles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4096) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4195) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11398) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TATE (404) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17690) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (569) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (5830) - 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.

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