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


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1880) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5247) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3050) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4899) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 This beer is okay; light, without much aroma. Not complex, but not quite boring, this is an easy drinking brew. I must have had a bad bottle last time. Original score 1.4 Maybe I had an old bottle, but I think this tastes as bad as every other really bad lager. I once went to a bar in Germany called Hell and if they served me this, it truly would have been.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Grainy malts and lightly spicy hops in the nose. Clear pale golden body is topped by a low, fizzy, fine bubbled, white head that recedes to cover. Grainy, somewhat stale, metallic flavour with some floral hop notes and very low bitterness.. Light-medium body with moderate carbonation. Lager glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle (State Line Liquors, MD, Oct-05).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2005
From the bottle pours a light golden color, very clear with a tall white head. Very nice floral aroma with a bit of hop spiciness to it and a light background maltiness. This was a nice crisp and refreshing helles with a slight apricot fruitiness in the finish and a great hop play. One of the more hoppy helles i’ve had a very well made.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(500ml bottle) Crystal clear straw body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cookie dough, some floral, fruity. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some floral, fruity, light herbal/grassy. Watery light body, some crispness. Not bad, just generic.

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