Brewed by Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Kaufbeuren, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
This is a light, but very nice, satisfying beer. It is gold with a bubbly, medium white head that steadily shrinks to a thin foamy ring and leaves only a hit of lace. The aroma is soft and sweet with grain, very flowery hops, and a little herb. The taste is full bodied grain, lots of green apple, and light but persistent hints of pine and herb, wityh a light bitterness that nevertheless persists through to a finish of grain and green apple with a hint of grass. It goes extremely well with food, which actually accents its flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
(on bottle)A very fresh aroma of bitterhops and, well, oxygen. Pale, grassy yellow, small white head. The tickling carbonation makes it even more refreshing and easy drinkable. The finish is of hops and kind of dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Golden pour with off-white head. Aroma is hopcitric, with pale malt, mild Caro syrupy notes, and a pretty light palate heft, with crispness, but not much flavor density, primarily pale malt with backup hops and citrus notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 First rating
(Draught at restaurant "La Vita" in München)
Clear straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Sweet malty and of sirup scent. Sweet malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. I found it rather boring compared to most other beers I drank in München during my trip.

Second rating
(50 cl bottle purchased at Ambrosetti in Berlin)
On June 14, 2008
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, sweet and vegetable scent. Malty sweet taste, some butter. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and malt with very mild bread, the aroma feels dull even if the right elements are there. The flavor though feels more sharp, there’s a good presence of malt with citrus and mild fresh bread, it feels round and refreshing. The body is medium with an oily texture and moderate carbobnation. Not a great helles but it’s pleasant to drink in a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11878) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Fresh malty, slightly grassy aroma. Malty, hay-like,slightly chalky flavor with some citrus and vanilla. Quite complex and tasty helles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours pale golden with a decent size white head. Aroma of grain, honey, and slight fruit. The flavor is sweet, biscuit, fruit, and grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2007
500ml bottle. Filtered and clear medium dark yellow with a standard white medium-sized bubbled head. Dusty sweet nose of sweet corn and light dough and cracker. Flavor is similar, slick and sweet corn, some very light lemon zest and a wheat cracker flavor over the middle. Finishes slick and crisp. A decent beer, I dig helles more and more and this one wasn’t so bad. I think if I had this a few years ago I would have panned it but I’ve grown to really like a crisp and lightly sweet helles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
500 ml bottle. Very pale straw colour, white lace. Thin pale malt aroma. Pretty fresh tasting. Very light grassy hop flavour over a soft pale malt backbone. Low bitterness. Not stellar, but it’s highly quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2007
Quite as basic as a helles can be. Had this one with pork and sauerkraut and can’t really recall much of the beers character. Maybe says something. Good and basic one without anythink funky pushing thru.

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