BlackHaddock (3581) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz: on tap in The Monkey Paw, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Light golden with a white crown that tried to hang around for a while. Crisp and almost sharp in the mouth, almost odourless (like most lager/pilsners) with a slight malt hint. The taste leaned towards maltiness with the hops keeping the beer balanced and on an even keel. An OK Helles in all aspects.
amazinwlrdfood (11) - California, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent Helles-style beer. It is an under brewed style in the USA. On tap it seemed a little bit under carbonated in comparison to what you would be served in Germany or Austria.
Barreras (968) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crisp yellow color with a sweet hops aroma. Taste is surprisingly sweet, almost candy like. A mild candy corn flavor. This beer is tasty for a light beer and the sweetness adds a nice twist. Not a beer I’d go out of my way for, but would order it if available.
ALLOVATE (2380) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
After a rough pour it produces up a pastel, sunny gold, shy of bright, with a flaccid, soppy white mess atop. Spicy, hoppy, lemon balm and Vietnamese mint dominated nose with just a flush of candied citrus and grass. Soft and subtle palate. Quite creamy giving it a false fullness with a dry, softly bitter and peppery finish. There is a juicy burst of citrus that gives it a plump sweetness too. The base malt is dusty and a little grainy and balances in well. Doesn’t represent the Münchener Helles we all know but as a lager it is a tasty and refreshing bench sitter. Not much length, it is crisp, clean and drinks well even as it warms. This is a very pleasing lager. Good stuff! (12fl.Oz can, coded 2 10 30 A 1 80, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at GABF 2013. DMS-heavy nose of concrete mix and vegetables with burnt grain malt and noticeable diacetyl. Starchy and husky with a watery, thin, low acid, flabby body. Low bitterness, seemingly low sweetness but I think it’s more the sourness of the grains that leaves that impression on me.
joshwoodward (566) - - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a pint on tap at Mohawk Bend. Delicious, a bit on the round side, but still very drinkable.
ABUSEDGOAT (2350) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden yellow, moderate sized white head, good retention. Aroma is bread, grain, lightly fruity. Lighter bodied, drinkable, a touch too grainy but still quite drinkable.
DedicatedToFun (2340) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall decent lager, on tap in santa monica, cold, light, clear, easy to drink.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is mild, mainly bread notes with a little bit of honey. Good flavor, sweet berries and citrus. Very delicate.
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a golden yellow with a foamy white which fades to ok lacing. aroma is of cereal malts, sweet malts, grass, and some light citrus.Taste is cereal malts, sweet honey malts, grass, and some light citrus. Has a medium-light body a semi watery mouthfeel and a slightly dry, mostly sweet, medium-short finish. Overall, a nice beer for the style that is easy drinking and refreshing on a hot California day.