Shanebrews (167) - Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bright beer. The color is golden and the carbonation mild. The flavor is mild with toasted malt, semi-sweet, and citrusy. The palate is light and crisp. A generic helles but a refreshing brew.
rubbishystuff (1802) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Epplyana Well, an ale that they made taste like a lager and the hopped a lot. Hmm. . . not all that bad but not super. Serving Bottle
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold with a two finger head. Would be a good summer drinker but overall it’s not for me
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, grain, grass, and orange. Flavor of toasted grain, grass, lemon, and earthiness.
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The color is a clear yellow with a large white head that fades rapidly, and the aroma blends corn’ pale malts, and citrus hops. The taste is slightly sour and slightly bitter, and the palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium-light body, slick texture, and an abrupt finish.
Bufordbrewer (19) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice 1.5 inch head. Clear amber color, looks like a sparkling cider. I detect no malt presence, with a crisp hop finish. Cannot isolate hops. As a matter of fact, tastes just like a Heineken, which is a lager.
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, grass and citrus. Flavor of pale bready malts, straw, sweet grains, citrus and grass
Sparkyxj (3) - Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting Helles, I love the Centennial - Citra combo! Nice crisp flavor and after taste, dry enough to want another drink
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The date on the bottle says "May 26, 2014."
I poured this into a pilsener as the brewer believes this to be a Munich Helles Lager. I’m unsure why it is labeled an APA on here. No worries, here goes.
The appearance was a nice crisp clear golden color with rapid carbonation filling a two finger white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace. There’s a fair amount of bubbles within the head and the lacing clings softly in a slight spider web sort of way.
The smell tries to have some slight bitter yet crisp spicy hops but for the most part they’re pretty subdued and end up letting a fair amount of earthy malts invade the aroma.
The taste is actually quite balanced between crisp spicy hops to the earthy malts. There isn’t any aftertaste but there is a quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sits pretty light and does show a nice sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seems good for a Munich Helles Lager.
Overall, not a bad beer, but this is no where close to an American Pale Ale. Also, as a Munich Helles Lager, it also seems a bit under sweetened. Is this a cross between the two? Perhaps and still worthy of having during Summer sessions whatever this beer tries to be.
sturmthis (339) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. A nice golden color with a one finger head. Not much aroma coming from it. Slightly hoppy aroma I guess. Taste is slightly hoppy and watered down. Ends bitter. Not a huge fan.