b3shine (6749) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (labeled Christian Moerlein Original Lager) to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells doughy and mildly bitter, toasty, and skunky, although not in a bad way. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An easy-drinking beer, and a solid example of the style.
RedSox2004 (1445) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Label says Christian Moerlein Original Lager. Crystal clear golden yellow with a smallish head and moderate lace. Bready malt aromas mix with modest grassy hops and hints of lemon and spice. Nice balance of the doughy malt and a slight bitterness from the hops. Light body, lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel and a crisp clean finish.
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear, straw with no head. Slightly sweet aroma. Crisp light bodied, with refreshing but barely noticeable aftertaste. Enjoyably light as by design.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Clear golden color with white, lacey head. It’s a lager. Not offensive, not amazing. Pretty much in line with the food it’s paired with.
ContemplateBeer (1776) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of hay, slight toast and light fruit esters (apple, white grape). Appearance is royal gold with white head. Flavor matches the nose; the palate is bubbly. Pretty much on style, but a solid brew.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden pale with a little haze and a thin white head. Aroma is light toasty malt, bready with biscuit and toffee. Flavor is clean lots of malt just like aroma would suggest toasty malt and more biscuit comes through, there is light hop character but not much. Overall I like the toasted malt flavor that is going on in this beer it is refreshing and drinkable, this is my first helles so I’m not sure how to style this brew is but it is not bad either way.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a big fan of this one, though I made the mistake of drinking this beer in the same session as a Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold... seems, in retrospect, an unfair pairing. This beer is weak by comparison, overly sweet, lacking body and without a distinguishing hop bite.
edgallow (2879) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass and yeast. Taste of sweet malt and a bit of bitterness.
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coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Poured a clear pale gold with a medium-sized head that dissipated quickly. Aroma and flavor were bready malt, some grassy hops. Light mouthfeel. Not terribly memorable.
tnkw01 (1361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is much like an American pale lager. Taste, also like an American lager, a good American lager.