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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
I liked this beer. Pours sparkly cold, forms solid, foany head which reduces to sketchy lace. Aromas of earth, peat, spice and meadow are present. Great soury taste, very carbonated, with prevalent hops. Malt and yeast are understated. Leaves the mouth feeling refreshed. Good example of a hell -- sunshine in a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours a blonde color with a very nice head that continually renews itself. Aroma is light and a bit grassy, but nice. There’s a hint of hops in there as well. Flavor is also light and grassy; not a whole lot thre but it’s refreshing. Palate is creamy and carbonated, though a bit watery. Overall, this is better than I was expecting. It’s far from outstanding, but nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5737) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2004
Tap
Less thanimpressive aroma. Light golden, fine lacing head. Understated malt and fresh hops, delicately balanced, but a bit watery nonetheless. Light body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Slightly hazed yellowish appearance, decent head formation. Soft malty aroma, mild cookie and vanilla, mild lemony hops. Mild palate, malty, slightly bready, lightly balanced hoppiness. Well put together and easy drinking, pretty much an average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Had this at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth VA on 8-7-04. Hazed light colored amber. Medium frothy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with some odors of straw or hay coming out. Taste is rather nice and refreshing. Some grassy notes blended together nicely with some sweetened malt undertones. Man this goes good with my schnitzel! Mouthfeel is full and rounded. Finish is more malty and grassy flavors with some bready or doughy notes. Good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Quite a good Helles! In fact I am really impressed with thtis beer. Perfect Balance for style. Lightly hopped but again balanced and very present. The Maltiness of this beer is fantastic, perhaps slightly sweet but it compliments the yeast and or conditioning. Great mouth feel, velvety with a strong carbonation. Light straw in color and dense bright white head. A fantastic beer that lets you keep on drinking. Cheers

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Light golden color,small white head that faded slowly and left behind a small lace.The brew definately has a strong carbonation due to the bubble action on the sides of the glass.Malty sweet aroma with a cereal like character,fruity and something else that smells like tea.Very nice light flavor of sweet malt and fruity with a mild hop character,nicely carbonated and quite refreshing.Not at all what i was expecting from this brew,but i have to say that i like it quite a bit.Nice hot summer brew thats easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
Equipment: .5L bottle served chilled in a tall pilsener glass. Appearance: Crystal clear pale yellow. The carbonation on this sucker was incredible. The bubbles never stopped rising. I don’t even think I’ve seen soda do that from start to finish of the glass. There was a big ol’ fluffy white head at first. It then settled down to a small but thick layer of bubbles. Occasional flecks of foam were left on the glass. Aroma: Snappy and bright pilsener malts with lightly bracing Saaz (?) hoppy aromas. My mouth watered. Flavor: Mildly sweet pilsener malts followed by some herbal and grassy noble hops. Faint lemon and orange notes. Banana esters on the finish. Palate: Light, effervescent, very crisp and clean. The beer that refreshes. Overall: I could drink this stuff all day with no complaints. It’s subtle, gentle, and oh-so-tasty. If this is Hell.. what must heaven be like? *cue rim shot* Thank you, I’ll be here for 5 shows daily all this next week, you’ve been a lovely audience.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
This is a definitive example of the Urtyp or lighter style Bavarian Helles. Light in body, thirst quenching but with some guts and a terrific balance. On draft it is superb!! Zum Schneider in lower Manhattan(best German bar in N.Y.C) went through 35 bbls. in 45 days!Hard to find but don't miss it if Hell is your style!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Same sweetness as in the Aktien Edel from earlier - this might have a hair more hop closure and some faint sourness. Aroma wasn't as nice.


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