Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild bready, mild hop aroma.Hazy blond appearance.Smooth bread dough,mild hop flavor with a clean sweetish finish.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - APR 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is mildly malty, mildly floral and yeasty. A light bodied Dort/Hell. Malts are mild. Hops are mild. Flavor is mild. A mild beer, not anything bad to say, but not much else to say. It light and refreshing and has somewhat more flavor than water. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is dry, clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This seems to represent the Hell style well. It has a pleasant aroma with a smooth, malty flavor that’s appropriately mild and thirstquenching. Low carbo.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow, dense particles ranging in size from tiny to medium. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), moderately yeasty (dough, sweat). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Starts sweet, ends sour, not much aroma, yeast dominates.
Ron (2314) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not outstanding, but it went down well enough. Average