Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very clear straw/gold color. Super white head without much size, retention or lacing. Looks like a "macro" lager or pilsner. A few bubbles streaming up from the bottom. A grainy aroma. Some corn and wheat notes. It smells clean. Maybe some toasted notes, but they are really faint. The taste provided the grain with some buttery flavors. Got the corn again, but I also detected some sweetness. Clean throughout. A supportive bitterness adds a bit of complexity. Light to medium mouthfeel. Refreshing and mostly dry. Crisp and easy going. Left touches on the palate. This to me, is a step above the "macros." It still has some of the characteristics, however like the pronounced corn and grain aromas and tastes. This would be nice in the Summer, but I would probably look elsewhere after a couple.
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - JAN 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light lager compared to others in its class, nice head. Clear and golden. Water smell. Nice spicyness. Easy and clean finish, average beer.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a flute.
3.0 A: Light straw color and crystal clear. Two fingers of soapy head that falls quickly, even in a flute. Not really any lacing going on.
4.5 S: The aroma is quite enjoyable. Lots of sweetness, but not cloying at all. Grainy and a touch of straw. Simple, yet elegant. Hops are minimal.
4.0 T: Again, sweet yet not cloying. Earthy, a bit grainy but much less than in the smell. A bit doughy as well. Hops are minimal again and it works well.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation and creamy. Everything checks out here.
5.0 D: Pretty good beer. I usually hate the style, but this one is a winner.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-12-2009 01:35:41
freekyp (1926) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moerlein delivers a classic experience with a very clean Helles brewed to style. Pours a deep golden with a finger width white head. No lacing. Aroma shows grassiness, cracker crust and lemon. Flavor is balanced with light malt persisting into the aftertaste. Lightly nutty. Classic noble twang is evident throughout.
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale gold body with a very thin white head. Light, slightly fruity aroma. The palate is rather thin, but quite smooth. The flavor isn’t bad, but it’s not anything exciting. Subtle sweetness up front is nudged aside by a weak citrus bite. Not bad.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Very very light golden, almost straw colored body with descent white head. Sweet almost fruity aroma, pretty inviting actually. The flavor is a bit off, in multiple ways. I can;t even really put my finger on it... just weird. Light bodied with low carbonation. Overall: not horrible, but nothing I would consider revisiting.
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very decent overall. Clean, crisp. Light on the hops and malts. Slight roasted flavors. Nothing outrageous with this, but solid. I had it for $5, which might be a bit pricey. But a six pack for under $10 would work. Nice summer type beer.
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a bright white head that quickly settles into a 1/4 inch cover. The aroma is quite subtle, but hints at fresh mown grass. The beer drinks with a nice fruity side, with a nicely balanced side note of a hoppy finish. I’m pleasantly surprised. (#3954, 7/25/2010)
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Super sweet nose with light perfume and floral notes. Gradient golden body with a sudsy beige head. Taste is somewhat malty and crisp, good feel from the carbonation, sweet floral end and finish, a little cracker in the after to balance out the citrus in the main body. Light body edges medium, is tart with low bitterness. A little too sweet, and there’s something a bit off here, but no significant brewing flaws to my threshold and I enjoyed!
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little tart on the tongue; this isn’t as smooth as some other Helles I’ve tasted. It could be likable, but isn’t so much my thing. It is the first beer from this brewer that I’ve tasted and if my 2nd isn’t any more likable than this I won’t keep trying them.