Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, watery golden, with little head. Aroma is a bit skunky. Taste is not quite as bad because the wateriness masks most of the skunk flavor. Not much to report here.
crossovert (6088) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that leaves some decent lacing.
Smell isn’t like a true helles. More like an APL. The yeast is uncontrolled.
The flavor is sweet and yeasty. A bit of noble hops. Really not typical for the style.
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t know if this benefited from lowered expectations, but I kind of enjoyed this. It was slightly cloudy gold, with a sloppy white head. Smells like fresh bread, with a touch of hops. Flavor is bread, with a touch of corn, and a crisp finish.
Chudwick (1701) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on a small lager glass. Pours golden with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, grass hops and I want to say something yeasty. Taste is both sweet and bitter. Finishes dry. LIght to medium body. Not bad but nothing more.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From the bottle at GABF. Pours an odd deep gold with a stiff head. Nose is strange, quite fruity and just a bit off. Some grainy notes and DMS come through as well. On tasting, more of that fruitiness that is really distracting. Can’t really sort through this one, but it’s a definite miss. Far from clean.
rondphoto (1438) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Similar to the national brands in color, head (bare minimum), and lacing (none). Taste is sweet corn and malt with a carbonation edge, maybe a little bit of hop bittering at the finsih. Okay compared to Bud Light, but not in the same league as good craft beers.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden body with a thin white head. Fruity and floral with grass characteristics. Kind of skunky. Thin.
ADesenberg (457) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale yellow with a very small white head. It smells sweet and malty. It tastes like sweet corn, but not overpoweringly so. It’s a good beer for not my favorite style.
andyhwcinc (1301) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Enjoyed on tap at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH while taking in a Braves vs. Reds game. Appearance like bud light, maybe a tad darker. Aroma light lager yeast with maybe a touch of hops. Taste like bud light, maybe I got hosed? Actually, maybe a bit more crisp than BL, but nowhere near as good as the other Moerlein I had.
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Least fave of the Moerlein series. Light hops and vanilla on the scent with a hint of spices. The taste was great, lil’ hops and spices on the tongue, and somewhat of a nice malty balance. Finished a little roasty and bitter - the only part I liked.