Karlsberg Heller Hoch Brau Pils
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Brewed by Karlsberg Brauerei
Style: Pilsener
Homburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
500ml can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Clear gold. Thick, white foam leaving a swath of lace. Sparse carbonation. Clean aroma of toasted white bread, hay and spicy hops. Crisp, bold and assertive. Immediate toasty malts with a hay background. Smooth, clean and sharp. Feisty hop bitterness but light on flavor. Light body. Quenching with a brisk aftertaste. Loses its malty oomph as it sits. Blandness creeps in as well. Surprisingly no metal taste, except for the occasional well water minerals. Finishes with a surge of floral hops which linger atop the dry, mown hay essence which is this brews hallmark. A very nice find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zool (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Utterly neutral in aroma and crystal clear, this has a nice crispness that I was not expecting. The fact that it comes only in a can rather than a bottle is a little unusual in a German import, but that has not seemed to affect the taste at all. I can't really find anything bad to say about this, and the only reason I haven't scored it higher is due to my general preference for darker beers. As a side note, this is also very reasonably priced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
500 ml can. Clear golden in color with a large white head.Spicy,grassy,earthy hop a roma.Bitter,grainy malt flavor with a lingering hop charcater,Ends with a clean dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
500 ml can. Light golden color with a fluffy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of malt and mild hop. Medium bodied with a crisp finish. Nicely balanced. A pretty good German pils at a nice price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Can. Averagare in the most boring way, and I like pilseners. Some honeyish malts, low bitterness for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Nice golden color,small white head that had a good hang time then faded slowly to leave a slight lace behind.The aroma was grainy and sorta sweet with a light hop presence in there to go along with the lemony hints.The flavor was not bad,grainy at first with just a bit of what seemed like maybe burnt caramel or something.Then towards the middle it sweetens up a bit and a mild hop showing towards the end.Not bad but then again not great eather,but it’s worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Light golden color with a small but stable white lid. Decent lace. Pale malt aromas with a touch of noble hops. Aromas more in the lines of a helles lager than a pils. Flavor right in line with a helles lager as well, with pale malt, and lemon grass hops. A touch salty in the finish and a clean near crisp linger. A simple picnic brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2005
500ml can: Pours a clear golden color with a slender white head. Excellent carbonation. The aroma is fairly grainy, a light malt, and fairly lightly hopped for a pilsener. A sweet maltiness penetrates into the flavor and the light floral hops just give a short nip on the finish. Not a bad drink, but I wouldn’t have taken it for a pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
Cafe @ Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Can 25 cl. golden, with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, grains and grassy hops. The taste follows the nose. Crisp mouthfeel and a hint afbalenceret hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2004
500ml can. Yellow orange with a small white head. Light flowery aroma with a bit of grain. Ends slightly bitter, and crisp. One of the best beers that I've ever had out of a can.

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