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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle: Translucent yellow, large frothy white head, spotty lacing, soft carbonation.   Sweet grassy nose, slight hay.   Very grassy on the tongue, mild sweetness.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Soft grass oriented malts linger, along with the soft sweetness.   Tiz average, but a fairly clean example of the style.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2007
I was very enthusiastic about trying this golden lager when it first became available. I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of flavor in the finish and the dullness of its hops in the balance. Not much to write home about, but it would definitely be quite sessionable in the heat of summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2007
.5 liter at Stateline in Md. Pours a nice light gold, clear and a moderate carbonation with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is bready, crackery, and a very subtle lgith noble spicy hop character. Fuller body than expected, but still light and crisp, bready doughy, and more hoppy than expeced for a helles. Nice clean palate, and smooth finish. Nice german lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Nothing special here, but fairly drinkable. The appearance yielded a nice golden yellow pour, a thin initial head with plenty of retention and ability to rekick it with a swirl here or there. The aroma was skunky grassy to start out of the bottle, but turned more toward a honey and grassy hint, lots of pils type malt aromas. Flavor followed suit, much less hopped than a pils with some malt support. Finishes a little bit on that honey sweet side to be excellent, but decent, highly drinkable (crisp lawn mowing beer). Mouthfeel was light, somewhat malty sticky for the style, highly carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Clear gold with a white head. Some lacing. Husky, caramel malts in the nose with some hint of grass and a touch of woodiness. Sweet and a touch fruity, berry like. Flavors are malty and sweet. Some wheat there with a touch of bittering hops. Some lemon and a bit of grassiness. The body is smooth and light. This is rather refreshing. I could see myself consuming this on a hot day with glee.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2006
16.9 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. Pours a yellowy golden color with a thin bubbly white head. Aroma brings a caramaly and fruity hop note to the nose. The flavor is sweet and malty, while also bringing some yeast notes around the hop taste. Very crisp and light. Nothing interesting really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Nice fruity aroma, with some floral hoppiness, a bit spicy in the flavor, with some semi sweet maltiness, but overall remains clean and crisp.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5016) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle. Smells sweetlz of malt and floral aromatic hops, almost perfumey. Yellow-golden with a short white head. Crisp, overly sweet, and malty; bready notes are low in the mix, as is the graininess that eventually leads to a dry finish. Some acidity. Not great.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Soft yellow body with a sudsy, pure white head. Aroma of sweet, nutty and buttery Continental malts with lager yeast characters of lime citrus and bread dough plus mild grass. Flavor is malt-focused with negligible hop character. Mild bitterness with some honey-like sweetness and texture. Not an interesting example of the style nor something I would look to revisit.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 15, 2006
(500 ml bottle: $2.59 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) The month is notched out for April, but there is no year on the label, so I have no idea how old the bottle is but I just bought it last month. The bready and grainy malt is readily apparent, but to a lesser degree, so is the metallic and oxidized finish. Not much in the way of hops or bitterness here, maybe just a hint in the mid-palate. Grainy nose is not enticing. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Clear, medium-yellow body is topped by a small, whitish head that settles to a ring. One small patch of lace remains on the glass. Drinkable, but not all that enjoyable and it will not be memorable in any way.


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