nuplastikk (5756) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pale transparent yellowish color with a very healthy head. Not really an impressive aroma, very Eastern European. The taste is pretty thin and straightforward, though pretty true to style. Nice sweet and creamy yeasty finish. An OK example of a Helles, middle of the road stuff.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.0oz bottle from Edelweiss in Portland, OR--Poured a pale clear golden straw body with a thick two-finger creamy off-white crown. Sweet corn metallic malt biscuit grain nose. Corn-like sweet grain dominates flavor profile. Light, tangy sweet thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Finished with residual sweetness of cereal grains. A little too bright on the sweetness factor but overall a decent helles.
EithCubes (5560) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, swing-top. Nice grassy, citric nose, slight toasted grain. Pale golden body with a creamy white head, very large and excitable. Watery body has a bit of malt added on, with a sweet, slightly corny taste, a lively citrus on top of everything else. Subtle floral hint in the bg. Just a touch of a tart zing and pleasant carbonation. Not the best out there, but spritzy and refreshing, and I’m a sucker for a good session lager, which this certainly is.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
19-Mar-08 (500-ml swing-top bottle: Purchased 17-Mar-07 for $3.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Malt aromas are somewhat bready and hops are dusty, slightly musty and a bit spicy. Flavors are lightly bready, a little woody, and mildly hoppy, but the finish takes a left turn towards cardboard. Bitterness is mild and the beer has almost no sweetness at all. Very dry on the palate and highly carbonated with light-medium body. Pale golden in color, the beer is exceptionally clear, which really shows off the slow rising of the scores of tiny carbonation bubbles. The white, foamy head builds to a full inch before settling to a thin layer. Plenty of spotty and patchy lacing is left on the glass. Drinkable, but not enjoyable and certainly below average for a German lager.
bhensonb (13996) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. Orange tinged golden color with a reasonable white head. Aroma is semi-baked bread with a bit of noble hop. Body is near medium with coarse carbonation that bites lightly. Flavor is bread and a decent amount of grassy hop. Arguably crisp and clean. Good mouthfeel.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a lightly hazy gold color with nice white head. The nose is crisp and toasty with a light grassy hop note. A bit thin on the mouthfeel and body but it has a creamy light malt note with a crisp snappy hop finish. Very light easy drinker, about as light as I’ll venture and still enjoy.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bready malt aroma..creamy mouthfeel....nice easy drinking balanced beer......a good beer as a lawnmower beer...but not a bad thing the best helles that I have ever had
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice bright golden pour with a two finger white foamy head that disapated rather quick and left good lacing. Bread notes in the aroma with a hint of grass. A mild crisp flavor and mellow balance between initial sweetness and mild bitterness. A good warm weather beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a soft white head. Bready nose, honey character, and a soft dry hopping that gives a mild grassy floral character. The malts were a bit watery on the palate, crispness was lacking, and the flavor was a bit lifeless.
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow beer with a nice white foamy head. Buttery, spicey aroma of yeast and malt. Sweety&malty bread flavour with a light hop and corn. Moderated carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel