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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.1
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8391) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - 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.

2.5
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - MAR 24, 2007
clear golden with fluffy white head, it has slightly bready aroma. light and smooth.

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 (5076) - 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 (2914) - 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.


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