ngeunit1 (1540) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malt with some light noble and citrus hops.There is a touch of light pepper and some light lager esters as well.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some noble and citrus hops and a bit of fruity esters. Though the middle a bit more hop flavor comes out with some bitterness. The is a mix of lemon peel and citrus hops with some lager yeast esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a crisp and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop and malt balance and crispness.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Beer board labeled it as just "Lager", while the menu labeled it as the "Helles Lager". The manager confirmed that they are infact the same beer.
Pours with a clear, deep yellow body with a small and fading white head. Aromas are bready, sweet, grainy, malty and some minerals. Bitter with a touch of diacetyl (shouldn’t be there). Flavors are bitter, papery, bready, and malty with a hint of DMS. Lively and dry.
badlizard (5156) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light yellow with a fizzy white head. Faint malty aroma and a sweet grainy taste.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Clean malty nose. Medium body, malty with a little sulphur. Dry and lightly hoppy finish. Not that different from Jupiter Kölsch. 120709
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light golden beer with a whitish head. Light malt aroma. Light malt and light grassy flavor. Medium bodied. Light malt and light grass lingers. Fairly clean.
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours slight cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light yeasty and grassy hops. Smooth malty flavoured with a light grassy touch. Bitter and subdued sweetness into the finish. Good one, more bohemian than German Helles.
Ungstrup (26237) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub. A hazy golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of grain and malt as well as hints of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and some citrusy hops, leading to a medium bitter finish.
anders37 (12686) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a malty bready aroma with some grainy hints. Sweetish malty bready flavor. Has a sweetish malty bready finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught. Absolutely no discernible nose off this one. I swirled, sloshed and dang near snorted it. Got a slight wet hay aroma finally. White, fizzy, diminishing head w/ no lacing. Very clear and sparkling. Pale yellow - overall, resembles a dry sparking wine. Saltwater up front w/ a moderately bitter-going-astringent finish.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 4, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent for a ’light’ beer. Has an earthy aroma and a striking presentation: bright white meringuesque head and a sparkling light color. Exceptionally clean, dry and yet with a substantial bitter component that slips through nice and clean and without need for a malt to balance. This Helles is all southern Germany. Score another for the Bavarians versus the Czechs.