TBone (12448) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (Beerangel, BB 01/2010).
Clear golden color, small white head, some lace. Grassy, cardboardish aroma. Bready malty with some sweeter notes. Light lemony hoppy note. Average carbonation. Clean and simple Helles.
crazyvin (1907) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A crisp looking yellow body with a white head that faded away about half way through. Aroma did have a slighlty skunky quality to it but also had a bread note that had a sublte sweetness to it. Flavor was crisp and full of malt notes. A decent amount of carbonation.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle (munich gold). Pours a clear yellow golden color with about a finger of white head that goes down pretty quickly. Smells of sweet bready malts with just a touch of hops. Taste is mainly a bready malt flavor with a nice sweetness and a hop crispness at the finish to balance it out. Body is light and crisp. A little on the thin side. Good german beer that’s easy to drink.
gogaterz (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice gold color with a clean clear yeasty aroma. A nice lasting white head and a smooth, almost sweet (not in a malty way) flavor which is unlike most beers I prefer (bitter). This is as close to the Oktoberfest beer you get at the Augustiner Fischerbrau tent in Munich. Actually tastes more like it than the Austiner Oktoberfest bottled beer we get here in the US.
jfb (3687) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear yellow-golden colour with a white head. aroma of hay, pale malts and a light tinge of honey. flavour is the same, with more honey. medium body and carbonation.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the beer run in Chattanooga. Poured a clear gold color with a two finger white head that quickly dissipated into a thin white film. Aroma was grainy with grassy notes. The flavor was mainly a malt note, with a hint of citrus. The palate was average with good carbonation, a clean mouthfeel and a medium/light body. Overall not a bad brew.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle – label says Munich Gold Finest Lager. Pours a clear yellow with a one finger head that faded into a thin white topper that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is grassy hops and sweet grains. The taste is honey and grain with a light citrus hop finish. Medium mouth feel. Not bad, easy drinker.
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep burnished golden with a big sudsy white head showing decent retention and leaving some early lace. Clean grainy aroma with soft floral and grassy hop undertones. Clean pale malts, biscuity and slightly papery. Finish is soundly bitter and dry. Carbonation is crisp and brisk. An excellent lager that was the perfect companion to my meal of salty/spicy lamb sausages.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Light golden color. Two fingers of puffy white head. Spott lacing. Strong corn aroma. Taste is more bad corn sweetness, offensive herbal bitterness.
944play (343) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz, 07/08 production, in bordeaux glass. Pours brilliant gold with medium white head. Rich malt nose, a wisp of noble hops, and the faintest vanishing skunkiness. Malty, crackery, and hints of green herbs - avoids that mealy legume thing that a lot of Pils-based beers can have. Clean and balanced. This will become my source of at-home Hellesy goodness since Spaten Premium is a green-bottle mess.