3fourths (7514) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught at the brewery. Very pale yelllow color, watery appearance overall. Has a terrible corn and spoiled celery aroma. Also has a bad buttery sour vegetable flavor with a fizzy texture. Bad overall, not much more I can say about this one. The sour aftertaste is especially terrible.
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I suppose they feel they HAVE to brew something like this, but what a waste of water. Appearance is hazy, dilute yellow with very little head. Little to no malt or hops in the aroma with a flavor that follows the aroma. I got this in the sampler, but the Helles is pretty light, and should do in a pinch for a "lite beer" lover. If you order the sampler, just skip this one or have them bring two of one of the others (unless you just have to rate light beers).
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear pale yellow with an appropriate head. Cereal malty aroma with some noble hops evident. Clean, crisp flavor. Not bad.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This draft brew from the Hofbrauhaus Newport in the Cincy area poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and straw yellow in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild floral malts. Its mouth feel is initially tingly and bubbly with a lingering tingly palate and a bubbly aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty light hoppy notes that favored the light hoppy notes. A very average brew.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light lager nose, pale yellow color, sticky white head. Grainy, barley taste - very full for a light beer. Clean and crisp with a dainty bitter tinge to round things off. Thin, quick and refreshing, but classy. Maybe too reserved, but classy nonetheless for a light beer.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Hofbrauhaus Newport. White small frothy head with sparse lacing, carbonated, transparent and a yellow hue. Malty nose and flavor. Tingly palate. Light body.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler @HB Newport: Pale straw color with a medium white head. Not much in aroma. Flavor is light and watery, but it does have hint of sweetness.
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Newport pub. Clear amber color and small white head. Brewed for american moist air drinkers.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yeah, this stuff is lame. Taste is weak, appearance is weak. Watery. Expensive.
garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It's pondwater, German-style! This is a weak, watery, poor imitation of beer... and it's overpriced, too!