gilvanblight (732) - Windsor, Ontario, - JUL 28, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very clear golden pour with a light head. Grassy slightly skunky nose. Very sweet. Watery. Lots of hops. Just a touch malty. Every easy to drink but not too much here I like. Goes down well enough, but too sweet for my tastes. Slightly oily finish. I’ll pass on this one. Actually it reminds me of the plethora of Euro-pils that seem to be everywhere locally. I actually had to check the style on this.
GoufCustom (424) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle as part of Höss’ Xmas 4-pack bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Golden amber colour; One finger head and crumpet white foam which lasts for 1 minute and faded with powder-like remains; Small sticky lacing with active carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of malt, light honey, bread, dough, light citrus and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with flashes of cherry tartness, grains, light honey, molasses, biscuits, bread, strong liquorices, lemon and sharp grass; Medium body, thick and slightly oily palate; Mouth feel is rich and thick, with honey and unique sour cherry tinge. Nicely combined and showed strong traits of a Maerzen. Pretty nice! Hoppiness is light honey, citrus and sharp grass in nose and taste. Liquorices and bitterness are strong, combined with grassy hops for a quite nice and lasting finish; Pretty dry after taste, richly sweet and tart to mouth.
Comments: This one is a rather good Helles from the usually average Höss line-ups. Flet head aside, it’s thick and wholesome, full malt with good balance of honey sweet and fruity tartness topped with good bitterness. More like a Maerzen and way better than the wishy-washy Adlerkönig of the same brand, definitely one of my go-to German lager. A cool one!
Beerbarella (308) - - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Sour-sweet bold honey aroma and taste. Mild honey palate.
beeracoon (377) - - SEP 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium white head. Clear golden colour. Typical Dortmunder aroma, but with a subtle honey note. Fruity taste and a mildly bitter palate.
stevoj (1371) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and creamy helles. Thick silky head, pale golden color, mellow taste of malt and baked bread. Mouthfeel is slick with a nice heavy weight. Overall a nice helles, very substantial, but light enough to be drinkable and refreshing.
Kingi (423) - - MAY 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow white head. Aroma and taste Classic german lager. There actually is some aroma and taste so better than bulk lagers but mot much more.
Borup (4502) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Getränkeland, Hvidovre. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and fruity notes with a bitter finish.
Grima (2002) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Bottle from Wasana’s, Idar-Oberstein, Germany!
Pours pale yellow with small soapy head. Smells malty-sweet with lots of grain. Starts sweet malty, with some slight hops and some caramel flavor. Middle part has lots of grain and some bready notes, paired with some aroma hops. Goes into a musty-malty finish with some caramel flavor.
visionthing (2103) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Bon Voyage, Berlin. Pours pale golden with a white head. Lightly malty aroma with hops and hints of fruits. Moderate sweet with a somewhat dry and more bitterness than expected in the finish. Medium body. Quite boring, but fairly decent and drinkable.
Duvelfan (128) - Getxo (Basque Country), - MAR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 50 cl. Liquido dorado, corona de espuma media y poco duradera. Olor a hierba y ligeramente citrico. En boca, cuerpo y carbonatacion aceptables. Cerveza pasable, muy buena como cerveza de sesión.
altonbrownd (4506) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Munich airport gift shop. Body is clear golden with little head. Nose is sweet, malty, wheat and paper notes. Taste is malty, some honey and sweet notes, drier finish. Okay.