Atom (2151) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to Secret Santa, pours mostly clear with a slight haze golden/orange with a medium white head. Bready yeast aroma with a mild yet distinct grassy hop spice. Semi sweet to start caramel bready malt, yeast, a mild hop bitterness and a clean earthy finish. Nice Helles!!
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light sweet cereal, grains, faint honey, and a touch of grass. It’s a hazy dull golden-orange with a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with quick dose of sweet cereal notes, honey, and a hint of grain. The finish has faint lemon and a touch of grass. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
b3shine (8102) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy golden range with foamy white head. Smells of mild hops, grain, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Livery, overall this one did not blow me away but was still enjoyable, has a great hay and grassy aroma, has a nice hoppy finish and is very drinkable.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at livery. pours a hazed golden. grassy, earthy, toast. clean. refreshing. awesome. light rye bready note. tight beer. liked this better than most raters it seems. maybe this was a better batch that previous batches, who knows.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
So, I got a bottle of this...yeah, a bomber... Either way the nice man at the Livery tent responded to my "why don’t you bottle" by handing me a delicious bottle of this at the MBG Harvest Festival this past October. It is now February, and I am finally taking this beer out for a test run. Tasty! I was hesitant, but my worries and fears were not warranted. This Helles Lager is awesome! Not at all what I would have expected. Nice bready aroma, hint of clove in there. Tastes quite sour, bit of skunk, but not in a bad way.. it’s got character. I split this with my buddy BeerBaron617, and well.. yeah, it was A-OK.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I felt quite priveleged to share this extremely rare beer with my best beer bud, MereLikesBeer. It poured a hazy orange amber, with fluffy white head. The aroma, while subtle, was a nice banana, malty sweetness. The flavor as well was really bready, and effervescent. Very solid table beer, but not memorable. Cheers!
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy straw colored pour with a moderate white frothy head. Nose is lightly earthy with touches of light sweet malt. Flavor is also pretyy light...some biscuity maltiness and light earthy hopping. Decent drink but not very memorable.
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009.
Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium smooth sweet finish of moderate duration.
Drinkable brew and above average for the style.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of dmschefke. Pours copper with a slight chill haze and a white head. Smells of toasted malt, spicy, grassy, some tea, straw. Tastes of toasted malt, spicy, full bodied, earthy. Great example of this style.