VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dumped out into glass. Produced a massive fluffy white cap (twice!). Interesting thing here - I m watching it shrink.... maybe it’s another flashback. Medium gold brew, lots of bubbles. The aroma is average and expected: lots of sweet grains, dull macintosh apples (no peel) and ample hops. Well rounded. The taste is quite grassy with a lot of hops and a slight tartness. Quiet clean tasting. Nice soft carb, surprisingly meaty middle, hops throughout make this very enjoyable for a boring beer. Slight sourness throughout with notable bitterness being a constant. Meh.
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, unexpected find at TBS, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear gold with a decent white head.
Aroma: Pleasant cereal/grain with some light citrus fruitiness, a little biscuit, a touch of hay and grass.
Palate: Medium body, fairly full effervescence.
Flav.: Similar to the nose, some honey, lightly floral, still a good amount of grain/cereal, light biscuit; dry with a little bitterness.
A very tasty quaffer.
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had US Version Munich Gold.
Overall a nice beer, easy drinking with a good balance of malt sweetness, and mild hop bitterness as you would expect from a Munich Helles.
However nothing special here, that flavors are pretty standard for german lagers, not much different then the mass market German imports (i.e., Becks).
I might keep some in the fridge for after mowing the lawn.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from TBS- A sparkling deep gold, pours a frothy and sticky white cap. Biscuity nose has hay, lemon, some cookie dough. Sweet biscuit malt with lemon, grassy hops, somewhat fruity. Nice carbonation leaves beer with a creamy feel. A good session Helles for the summer.
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of straw, and the flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a bitter strawy finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with fast disapearing white head. Average mouthfeel, malty aroma. Easy drinking, a little toasty but looking for something more interesting usually.
matt7215 (2225) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from jessem. pours yellow with a white head, over carbonated. aroma of grainy pale malt and lotsa noble hops. very hoppy nose. the flavour is very well put together and transitions nicely from malt to hop. this is a well put together lager that is crazy drinkable. if the carbonation was lower itd be more enjoyable. thx for the bottle jesse.
NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with a light white head. Aroma of malts and bread, nice toasted finish. Finishes very crisp and clean. Very refreshing. Had a nice depth of flavor. Light to medium bodied. Not bad at all.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Bottle 500 ml
Appearance: rich shade of gold with medium plus white fine almost creamy head. Medium lace noted. 4-
Nose: Sweet malts , fruity light , peach ,hint of pear , juicy.
Flavor/Palate : Soft in character as Helles does. Malt oriented with its sweet malty qualities. Good brew but this could go step further . Felt as if unfinished try. HP can do better.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle from my local BS. Very cool labelling, though I’m not sure if it’ll be as popular as the Edelhell was with the German mistress on the front. Pours a perfect pale gold with a medium white head. The aroma is very classic for the style, HP pale malt body with some grassy Noble hops, more than I would expect for this style. Very crisp and enticing. Flavour is super crisp, extremely refreshing, nice biscuity malts follow ample German hops, rounded out very well balanced in the finish. Sourish barley tinge in their too. Soft feeling in the mouth as one would expect from a Munich Helles. Underlying hoppy dryness. Totally bang-on stylistically to me and very tasty. The more subtle aspects come out as it warms. Very nice, if not particularly distinct from their Edelhell.