omikr0n (790) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear yellow with a average white head. Aroma is herbal hops, malt, mint. Flavor is malt, herbal hops.
Wanja (682) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle from the brewpub in Essing... Clear yellow - golden color, perfect head... Nice typical hop Helles aroma... Sweet light and refreshing taste... Perfect fruity ending...
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht würzig. Geschmack angenehm malzig würzig, minimale Bitterkeit.
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet malty, cornish aroma. Light bodied. Herbal harsh malty flavor. Some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Standard.
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
courtesy of Thomas - pretty clear golden-blond beer with a little foam left; shy peanutty aroma, low carbonation and moderate malt backbone; decently dry and bitter; flowery aromatic hoppy finish - a better nose would make it good
kevnic2008 (8987) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden colour with decent carbonation and a quick head. Tastes of grassy yeast with a hint of corn bread.
kappldav123 (5303) - GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks very simple, but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild, modest malty, mild-spicy notes. Finish wheaty-malty, almost a bit washy. Okay.
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond fluffy head. Grainy malty with a tinge of honey and herbal hoppy spice. Bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Dry malty base with present herbal hops; quite lasting herbal hoppy finish with a balancing mildly sweetness. More-ish. 25.V.13
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Scheinder, a private Braugasthof (or privately owned brew-inn), and I got their Lager Hell in the bottle.
Color is clear, deep rich gold under a snow-white with finely laced bubbles that dissipated quickly on me.
Aroma has Pilsner some Münchner malts, very toasty and slightly sweet. I can barely smell some Tettnanger hops, but they’re there, but I really need to breathe it in deeply to get my nose to register any hop aroma.
The taste is a typical Bayrische Helles. Much thicker in mouthfeel than a Fernsehbier, it’s meaty and has some heft going over the tongue. It’s malty, Pilsner malt flavor and lots of it. On the front of the tongue it’s slightly bitter from the hops, Noble hops flowery bitter, but in the center it tastes like sourdough bread slightly. The aftertaste, the back of the mouth you get the caramel sweetness of the the Pils, and they may have added Münchner malts to get that, but not too much or the color would be more orange. It also has a lightly hopped spiciness in the back to go with it. Overall, more like a Pils, but less hoppy and more caramel notes; in other words, another great example of a Bayrische Helles. Compared to Kneitinger, it’s less hoppy and slightly less caramel notes in the back, but stands up well despite that. I really like it and wish I could buy this beer in my local Getränkemarkt. Looks like I’ll have to settle for buying it in Biershop Bayern maybe. It’s not as good as Kneitinger’s, but not by much. Now that I’m getting more and more beer over the tongue, i.e the bottom of the bottle, I’m tasting more of the caramel malt in the aftertaste, but hops before swallowing it. Wish I had both beers to compare side by side. The temperature’s 22C today, the sun is shining, my window is open and the exhaust fumes of the cars below... no, let’s close the window... and the mellowness of Schneider’s Lager Hell is a nice feeling. Again, süffig.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. It’s dark golden with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread and flower. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of bread, newly harvested grain, a touch of butterscotch and flower - really pleasant.