Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold colour. The aroma has some strawlike character, a little bit of vegetal sulphur and light pale malts. Rather sticky palate, with vague herbal/fruity hop character. The malts are a little too syrupy for my taste and the hop character is not bright enough to overcome this.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Bright yellow with fizzy head that disappears fast. Sweet corny macrobrew aroma has some sulfur and green apple. Prickly palate. Gassy. Very sweet and simplistic. Swilly with a watered down apple juice character.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml,12.4 P, got it in Munchen
Appearance: Pours pale golden, perfectly clear, gently carbonated but well saturated body, head is snowy white, initially medium, deep frothy than rocky with big bubbles in structure, leaving lacing traces, head decreases to small.
Aroma: Regular and typical of its style, dusty, flowery - spicy hoppy profile but gentle and recognisable only in terms of aroma, not in bitterness, clear, very fresh, inviting, soft and crispy malty base of bright malt.
Flavour: Very spicy and dusty aromatic front, later on very refreshing malty crispness on palate, gentle alcoholic note being positive and contributing well to the overall beer character, salty, finish duration is moderate in lenght, very clean and natural flavour, well pronounced.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is watery and oily, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel is crispy, malty, fresh, clean, dusty - flowery, gently alcoholic.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
swing top bottle. clear golden color with a huge white head that stays for a bit. Lacing is spotted. Smells of malt and grass which is pretty average. Taste is refreshing with malt, grass, and a slight bitter hops note. Descent beer but expectations were higher.
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. From Germany.
Clear pale golden colour with white creamy medium-size head. Aroma is sweetish grainy malt, fruits and grassy notes. Flavour is some grassy maltiness, light fruitiness and bitter hoppiness but also some stale alcohol. The label is remarkably tempting, unfortunately the beer isn’t.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: some sweet banana like maltyness, some sour notes, weak bitterness, watery, some cirtus and grassy notes, all very mild and quite bland.
TBone (14899) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (Beerangel, BB 10/2009).
Clear yellow color, decent white head. Grassy-straw nose with slightly metallic notes. Palate is quite watery. Mostly apple fruity maltyness with grassy hopping. Quick finish. Maybe ice cold at summer, but otherwise useless.
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing top bottle.Pale yellow and poured quite flat.Some maltiness but overall a fairly bland drink.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (from beerangel.de). Golden colour, mediumsized fluffy/foamy head. Aroma is malts, saltwater, quite doughy and also some slight floral hops and grass. Flavour is saltwatery, doughy as well as floral hops and mild buttery notes. Clean, but quite boring. Quite sticky palate, compared to many other Dortmunder/Helles ones.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a clear pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of pale malt, light cookie dough and floral hops. flavour is the same, with light powdered sugar and skunk. medium body and carbonation.