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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A Helles by style, Jackson describes it as having "a very full gold colour, with a maltiness that is almost chewy and oily, with a faint hint of smoky dryness.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbierlover (580) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
Clear golden/amber body with a thick, persistent white head. Aroma is hay, grass. Taste is mild bitter, grassy. Medium body, low texture, soft carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1003) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Served in a ceramic mug with a soft white head. A touch of hops in the flavor and a mineral character to the taste. Well balanced with a nice hop presence.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Draught at brew pub in Bamberg several times, but most recently in November 2012, when it was a diacetyl bomb and difficult to finish. Thankfully a walk to the nearby Special keller and the excellent offerings there, restored my appetite for Bamberg’s beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Draught at the brewpub, in a Stein, but dark gold with a thick white head and a malty nose. Body is rich for a helles, lightly spicy and dry and just a bit nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (4873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at Greifenklau, Bamberg. Pours in a ceramic mug, big creamy white head. Aroma is grainy. Taste is sweet malty, with spicy and herbal hops at the dry bitter end, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1217) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep golden yellow with a light tan head. The smell is caramel and floral hops. The taste i a bit of sour mash, some caramel malt then a dry hoppy finish. Light in body with some slick smoothness. Soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
On draught at the pub. Wheaty cerealy toffee aroma adn flavour, bit of toast, some zingy hop on finish. Toffee. Decent cereal flavour dominated lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from hotel bar, golden pour, fuller bodied, lighter white head. cereal filled aroma with light hay notes. Good flavor, great mouthfeel. Very nice helles

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
500mL thanks to Ruben and my little sister! Fresh from Bamberg. Pours a sparkling deeper golden to amber. Thick, rocky, buttermilk foam. Very good retention and webby lacing. Nose is honey biscuit, lemon detergent, moving thankfully to walnuts and honey malt. Taste up front is heavy buttery biscuit, moving to rich amaretto and marzipan, some present sweet banana flambee, mild young coconut. Palate is nutty, spicy, fairly silky and rich. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle. [thanks Søren]
Clear golden with a firm, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has mild sulphur, crisp malts, lots of grassy hops. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has mild grassy fresh hops, crisp malts, light metallic, sharp elegant bitterness.


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