presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a soft white head. Rich creamy grain aroma. Creamy graininess comes through in a bit of a muddled flavour. Creaminess takes away from the crispness. There is a rough edge that takes away from the drinkability.
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, gift from Passau. Golden color with thick white head. Aroma, fruity, malty. Taste, roasted grain, apples, hints of honey with nice bittersweet finish. Good beer.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a nice big white head.
S: Starts off with a bit of corn, followed by floral and grassy hops. There are some nice pale, cracker-like malt aromas as well. Pretty simple and straight forward.
T: The hops are pretty evident on the flavor and are quite grassy and floral. The corn is again there, but a pretty solid showing of the pale/cracker malts, too.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: A simple and straightforward Helles. Easy to drink, for certain, but not super flavorful, unfortunately.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top bottle. Effervescent bright yellow pour. Ara was sweet malt, biscuit, grain. Flavor was sweet, biscuity yet crisp. Definitely a grain presence. Not bad but a little sweet. Would like to try more of this style.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml swing top bottle, purchased at the Beer Authority in Lake City (Seattle) Washington. 3 A notched on the label. Pour is hazed yellow orange with a pure white two inch head which is quite lasting. As it eventually falls, nice lacing is left behind. Aroma of sugary caramel malt as though it is being cooked, along with a bright sweet cherry and a hint of grainy earthiness under that. Clean enough, though perhaps a touch on the sweet side for my liking. Taste is the nose, with the cherry jumping out in front, turning towards the sugar sweet caramel malt, and finisihing with the grain earthiness. The earthiness is a bit muddled, almost oxidized tasting, but not quite. Palate is medium to thin, a bit oily and the aftertaste introuduces some synthetic artificial sweetner. Nice enough, just too sweet for my tastes.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing-top bottle. Honey and grainy malt aroma. Clear golden yellow color with large head and moderate effervescence. Slight sweet grainy barley malt flavor. A bit too sweet.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Large white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple/nectarine, bread. Taste is medium sweet, apple, bread, light hay/straw. Light body, fairly clean, light effervescence.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
InnStadt Brauerei Passau Germany--Innstadt Neues Helles Premium--Swing Top--2008 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (3.25 / 5.0) Dense lacy white head. Clear dull yellow gold color. Mild soft floral hop front. Cloying mild sweet mild creamy butter caramel smooth malty body. Dull hop lingering malt mild stanky smooth end. Bland. No Fresh Zest. Sampled 3/21/2009. 2 @ $3.99 Each.
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml swingtop. Pours a light golden, very light chill haze, with a big yet pillowy and loose white head. Light honey, grassy nobel hops, little bit of corn and big amounts of cracker/white bread malt. Light to medium light feel, carbonation is almost creamy. Light sweet, touches of honey, malty...yet light ’crackery’ malt, smooth and even mild nobel hops from mid to finish. Easy drinking, enjoyable and to style.
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a foamy off white head. The nose is nice, full of sweet malts and fruit. The flavor is sweet and grainy, but without any bitterness to balance. This beer could definitely stand to be hoppier, as is it is too sweet.