kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Seems and awfully light gold color for a Munich Helles and has no head retention, but looks can be deceiving. Lightly malt and grainy, pretty clean otherwise. Taste is pretty much the same but it also has a little green apple and hop flavor to it. It has a dry finish and clean aftertaste; Fairly bland for a Helles type of beer and not very exciting. Light bodied and has a prickly carbonation and dry a dry mouthfeel. Not a very exciting beer, about a half step above the American macro beers.
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard Helles, balance tilts to the malty side, taste is bland and uninspiring.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is light and hints at malt sweetness and grassy hoppiness...Color is standard lager yellow with fairly modest head and patchy lace...Malt sweetness and subdued hops and carbonation greet the palate. The finish is quite clean with very light hoppy reminders...Body is adequate, but the decent wave of initial flavors droop into obscurity rapidly, leaving little to keep this brew on its feet. Only constant sipping keeps the flavor mill going...The bottle is quite attractive at least. I'll keep that...
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Frothy white head and clear yellow color. Sweet malty taste and no bitterness.
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pale. main flavor is light malty sweetness. not much complexity. decent body. very little bitterness. seems well balanced. easy to drink and enjoyable if not very robust. it is however grossly overpriced.
rauchbier (3801) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Straw gold moderate head and low conition. Enticing aromas of sweet malt and low hop aroma. Sweet malt dominated in the mouth and soft sweet and quaffable finish. Good Munich style helles.
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (light bread, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average at best German pilsener. Hardly any color with a head to match. Still better than a bud!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale yellow - and a pale flavor to match. body is thin and lightly malty. The first sip had a nice hop to it, but that faded quickly and did not return. mediocre.
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the palest beers I have ever seen. Not much in the way of aroma. Nor taste for that matter. Refreshing, though. The finish is too short for my liking.