Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, - JAN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is definetely not what i exptected it to be. Considering its origin, i would think that taste would be a bit more stronger. It feels really light for German lager. That being said, i do enjoy drinking it. While it lacks strong taste and after taste, it is pretty smooth. It has a big white head that tastes great, but unfortunately it disapears fast. Colour is golden, and while it looks really appealing while the head is still present, colour can be a bit unappealing after head has dissapeared. It has perfect balance between sweet and bitter, and it does not bite your tounge like other beers. Almost at times feels little watery. Very conflicted with this beer, at times i love it and yet i can find so many faults with it.
Jado (624) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden colour with a thin white head and light carbonation. Aromas are light but some crackers, lemon, cut grass and pepper. Taste is gentle fruit up front a bit like a fresh pear before a crisp, grassy herbal note comes through. Light finish as expected with a gentle fruity aftertaste. Restrained but elegant and a good example of the style.
fiammanghilla (736) - Genova, ITALY - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottiglia 50cl, comprata al supermercato e bevuta a casa.
Chiara con schiuma abbastanza persistente.
Attacca mielosa e chiude amarognola.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear straw gold, thin white head. Aromas of corn, malt, distant lemon. Taste has a light spicy bitterness, more pale malt. Sweet finish. Preferred the Münchner Hell!
obguthr (4389) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty barley nose, cashews, sweet. Crystal clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Trademark sweetness of a foreign lager, yeasty malt flavor. Finishes a little papery. Light to medium body, easy carbonation, somewhat creamy. Much sweeter than other German helles, which makes it easily approachable. This beer brewed for export shows that it has been intentionally dumbed down for that purpose.
tnkw01 (1286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Gold in color with a medium sized head. Aroma is hay and grains. Taste is grains, just a tad watery. Bitter finish.
tnnn (4) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is flat, boring, somewhat style true. Appearance, very nice, clear and golden, foam disappears pretty fast. Very cool bottle, yesh.. Taste, seems style-true, for my taste a bit boring
niquillis (1499) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours golden with white froth. Spice, grass, harsh backtaste. Distinctly average
artemb (38) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean malty aroma, light grass hop.
Full malt taste with light sweeteness and another pinch of hop.
Very pleasant for pale lager.
Chad9976 (1342) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve been paying closer attention to all the sub-genres of pale lager and I’m finding that the more I learn about them, the more I enjoy them. The Munich Helles style is one that I often find enjoyable these days, so it’s always nice to try an authentic German brew of the style such as Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold. It’s not exactly the most flavorful or complex palette ever, but it does have authenticity and is easily drinkable. I like that in a lager.
I poured an 11.2oz bottle into a lager glass. It had a best before date of 7/2015 and cost $2.85 ($0.25 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale gold hue with a crystal clear body. Plenty of consistent carbonation visible. Pours to a two-finger, white, foamy head which laces and retains well.
Smell: Mild nose with pale malt and corn tortillas; the faintest hint of lemon.
Taste: Going by BJCP guidelines, this beer definitely meets all the criteria. More malty than hoppy by far, though not a strongly malty brew like a doppelbock, for example. Pale malt is quite prominent; slightly biscuity or bready with mild sweetness. I detect a slight lemon character as well, especially on the finish. Despite the expiration date, I’m not sure how old this bottle is and I assume it’s slightly aged as the hops don’t have much kick to them in terms of bitterness and just a mild Noble hop spice. “Clean,” is an appropriate descriptor here, and for the style that’s what you want. Mission accomplished.
Drinkability: This beer drinks like a much lighter brew than it actually is. Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold weighs in at 5.5% ABV, but it has the mouthfeel and body of something closer to 4%. It’s light, slightly watery in texture, but crisp. Refreshing while in the mouth and leaves little to no aftertaste. It should either have more flavor for this weight or be lighter for this flavor.
mario_giri (141) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr klares helles durchsichtiges gelb weißer fester, langer Schaum. In der Nase nach Lager, Hopfen und ein bisschen Malz (Körnig) im Hintergrund. Bitter-süss im Antrunk bleibt es dabei bis eigentlich zum Ausklang. Ziemlich viel Kohlensäure, das Mundgefühl Mittelvoll, ganz leicht cremig, fast keine Säule. Eine angenehm zu trinkendes Bier.