hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Bland and thinner all the way around, but it is a helles ... grassy with some citrus.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can, thanks to Nate. Labeled "TWISTED Helles". Awesome can art. Labeled 5.5% ABV and 18 IBU. Both the Frankenmuth and Stevens Point locations are credited on the can. Code on bottom reads: 1433SP. Mildly hazy darker golden color. Pours with a bigger white head, that fades to a thin amount, and is kind of airy in general. Leaves decent lace. Light to medium body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Bready and citrusy aroma is not bad, though the citrus may be a little overboard. Taste has a lightly macro bite to it, unfortunately. It’s a fine helles, but not something that competes with the better examples of the style, I think. Light bitter taste, less sweet. Just an OK helles... Not too bad too drink, good for the summer, sure. Awesome packaging, too. But there’s better choices (at least in bottles). Not sure what the price is, though.. If it’s in line with Stevens Point prices, than this could be a decent buy.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. Golden with one finger head. light bodied lager with a hint of fruitiness. a local michigan beer, brewed in wisconsin. wtf?
superspak (4754) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 3/10/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep gold color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal balancing earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a very clean finish with zero cloying flavors; Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Helles style. Very clean and well balanced flavors of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Lightly hazed, yellow-straw color with a stark white head that turns into a soapy film & mildly chunky collar quickly. Aroma filled with sweet honey biscuit malt, mild sugar cookie sweetness, bread, crisp yeast, & just a moderate hint of sharp grass that creeps into the back-end for balance. Taste includes some zesty lemon & citrus spritz up front, leading into a nice balance of malt; buttered sweetbread & lightly toasted crackers. Good amount of lager yeast in the aftertaste, lending to a dry, crisp finish. This is a damn good helles lager, & I could see myself crushing cans of this during the summertime.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared with Goetz. Purchased at Sicilianos in GR. pours a light yellow with three fingers of foamy white head. Slight floral. Slight grassy. Really nice refreshing beer.
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milewide (2079) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bland flavor and "Bud" appearance. Nothing bad, but a "craft" beer only because of the brewer.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pale yellow with a light head. Sweet malt and hay. Slightly sour but light.
chucklemation (1445) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale golden yellow with a white foam head that leaves quickly. Aroma is grassy and herbal hops and sweet bread malts. Flavor is sweet bread and grassy and herbal hops. Has a light, crisp body, though a touch astringent. Meh.
Onslow (1410) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz can. Clear golden brew with small white head that very quickly fizzels. Aroma of light grass and very light caramel. Taste is light sweet biscuit at the start, with an early and pronounced (for a helles / lager) hoppiness - nice belnd of noble, grass and floral hops. Transitions to a bit of crisp citrus / lemon at the finish. Stays a little sweet through the finish though the hops steps up at the end of the swallow. Competent palate unlike a lighter pale lager. Very enjoyable!