omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Clear pale golden, creamy head. Sweet and malty with creamy mouthfeel, yet with deep malt flavour. salty bitterish finish.
MiP (13799) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Draught. Fresh, fruity aroma. Mild flavour, not overly hopped. Not much aftertaste either. 6 3 6 3 14
Draught at the brewpub. Mild earthy aroma. Clear golden colour. Small white head. The flavour starts off fruity, turning slightly citric. Not grainy, more like fruit acid. OK balanced, but slightly bland. 6 3 6 3 12
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale clear yellow color, small steady creamy white head. Citrusy nose with hints of sweetness. Fizzy. Nicely citrusy, leafy hoppy brew. Light palate. Rounded sweetish bitterness in the aftertaste. Refreshing and good.
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Frisch hopfig-würziger Antrunk. Im Mittelteil wässriger, gleichzeitig hopfiger. Prickelnd, viel CO2. Grasig-herb, natürlich. Hier wieder hopfiger werdend, was auch den herben Ton stärker erscheinen lässt. Etwas fruchtig, herbes Finish mit bitterem Ansatz.
Test vom 12.8.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 10,10,10,11,-,10 - 10,15
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Crunchy hay and wooden hop dryness surround watery passages in this clean and balanced Helles.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear pale gold.
-The nose is very subtle. More aromatic hops would not hurt.
-The body is lean and prone to "suffering" big gulps.
-The malts are biscuity at times.
-The overall flavor profile is too shy to make this a compelling pint.
-This is by no means a bad brew, but compared to the blond lagers brewed a few hours away in Vienna or in the Czech Republic, it is rather ordinary.
On tap at the brewpub.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kaltenberg Sörözö, Budapest, on June 21, 2014.
Clear straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Leaves nice looking lacing on the glass. Sweet, malty, light metalic and meaty, cream scent. Malty, dry, hoppy, herbal taste. Bitter, hoppy, dry, herbal aftertaste. Medium to a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Well attenuated andhighly drinkable.
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Kaltenberg Sörház & Étterem, Budapest, Hungary.
Clear pale golden colour with small to average size white head. Honey sweetness, some spices and some grassy bitterness. Slightly stale malty flavour accompanied with grassy bitterness and mild home brew touch. Very soft carbonation. Grassy bitter aftertaste.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Pours a pale golden colour with small white head. Sweet malty and pleasant hoppy aroma with moderate bitterness in the finish. Good thirst- quencher while you’re waiting for waiter at least 25-30 minutes to order a food.
gunnar (5679) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Kaltenberg Sörözö, Budapest. Pours clear light golden with a big creamy white head, which disappear totally after 2 minutes. Nice malty aroma, with some light grassy hops. Taste is light sweet with minimal bitterness towards the end. Low carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Nothing special.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Poured a nice pale golden colour, small persistent white head. The nose was odd, yeast, hop (kinda reminding me of capers overall). Grainy, almost husky taste, surrounded by a nice lemony hopiness. Dry, almost salty finish, with a nice bitterness in the end. Didn’t thrill me, but I thought it was quite nice anyway. Compared to the average fare in Hungary, this is brilliant.