Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, Hofbrau Miami. Light-filled bright golden. Thick off-white head. Fresh grain, grassy hop aroma. Quaffable but spiky mouthfeel. Decent, straightforward. Balanced with good hop character. When it’s fresh and bright and at it’s best it’s a 3.8 but it’s not always so.
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear yellow with a thin head. Aroma is bready with a twist of lemon. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet malts with just a hint of butter and honey. Crisp and toasty but just a bit on the sweet side.
dj (567) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 500ml. A golden colour with a small head. A malty, sweet aroma. Taste is slightly hoppy, with a little honey and citrus. A touch of malt underlying it all. A fairly average helles.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is as much about the experience as the beer. I had this at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, where the waiters carry around as many as a dozen liter steins of this stuff. That’s like 25 pounds of beer, and the glassware aint light either. A solid German helles.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 21, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a wonderful beer. It’s bright, somewhat pale, gold with a huge, creamy white head that shrinks slowly to leave a permanent small head & beautiful, even rings of lace down the glass. The aroma has honey, a lot of lightly toasted grain, hints of lemon, pine, sulphur, and even a little toffee.
In taste, it’s mostly rather creamy malt with bread, lemon, pine, and very zesty. It’s mostly lightly sweet with a light, aromatic bitterness near the finish. It’s smooth & full-bodied, yet still crisp and refreshing. It’s wonderful with food and is incredibly drinkable.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow with medium white head. Aroma of light yeast and sweet malt. Taste of lemon and sweet malt. Talcy dry, astringent finish. Average bland German fare.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 4/15/08. 355ml bottle. Filtered with a dull golden hue. Clinging white head. Grainy corny aromas. Typical nose. Light to medium bodied. Cereal and grainy flavors. Mildly tingling. Off dry palate. Sticky cloying finish. Mild toasty flavor. Slight notes of citrus. Sticky and tart. Decent.
kidmartinek (4613) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden yellow, 1 inch white fizz head, that lasts 5 minutes. slight lacing. Aroma is skunky and hoppy (pronounced) good. Mouthfeel is too runny like water. Flavor is medium bitter.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at a tasting, from bottle... not much special about this. Poured gold, no standout aroma. Flavor was weak, but was crisp and refreshing. More of a summertime chugging beer. Nice, but not impressive.