VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light fruitiness. Yellow-gold color, medium head. Sweet malt with excellent bitter balance. Well-carbonated, crisp, with a smooth finish. Great Helles!
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to ghawener. Pours very light yellow with white head. Light bodied. Herbal and dry.
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Note: Best if consumed in a large hall, with a polka band playing, while eating a huge preztel. I’ve had this from a bottle and while at the Hofbrau House, and of course it’s better over there. In fact, if I was to rate this froma bottle only, I wouldn’t rate it very high really. But, from a tap in a huge serving vessel, it is very good. A little soapy tasting, but smooth and lively. Hints of honey, malts and bannana.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville. Pours a light gold color with a smal head. Aroma is the typical German grainy scent. Taste is spicy with a bit of wheat to it. Better drinker than it looked.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Smells like a typical german beer. Clove, banana-like, and has a little bite for the finish.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
yellow color, thin white head which lasts a second. aroma of grain and (banana) wheat. flavor is banana-ish wheaty with a spicy tone. medium bodied with a sweetish finish. not offensive, but not particularly refreshing.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught@Rymy-Eetu) Clear golden with a small but lasting head. Grainy-malty, slightly sweet and grassy, acidic aroma. Honey-malty, sweetish flavor with mild, grassy hoppiness and some butter. Dry finish. Light to medium body with slightly fizzy and acidic palate. A basic, somewhat acidic German lager.
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Delicious, nicely balanced hops and malt, grassy and hoppy; definitely high up in its style. A great every day beer!
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into my Eichhof bier mug. Pale gold liquid rises perfectly to the .5L line, leaving a good 2 fingers of white foam to crest at the glass’s rim. Retention is pretty good, not much lacing.
Aroma is mostly grainy with a touch of leafy hops. Light and sweet.
Taste is pretty classic helles lager, with a very clean, grainy malt profile and a subdued hoppiness. Husk and bread, with a hint of a metallic note.
Well carbonated, with a very smooth mouthfeel and a dry finish. Crisp and clean. Really drinkable.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden. clarity. carbonated. thin head. german yeast, lemon, mild spice and sourness in aroma. light and thin. grainy, mild herbs, lemon. clean. yeast and pepper. easy to drink.