VastActiv (1629) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape, hops and malts.
brokensail (9155) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Trappist. Golden orange pour with a rocky white head. Aroma is bread, dough, and a hint of toast. A bit of grassy hops, some nice floral notes, yeast, and maybe a hint of spice. Nice sweetness to the flavor. Plenty of bread, dough, and toast. Good malt character. Lots of grassy and floral hops. Slightly yeasty and mildly spicy. Solid.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Pour is clear golden in appearance with a frothy white head and great lacing. Noble hoppy, grassy, grainy, cereal, straw, and biscuity aroma. Taste is grassy, corny, grainy, husky, crisp and clean with a lightly bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Not bad.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at Jupiter in Berkeley. It pours with a deep gold body with the slightest of haze and supports a lasting off white head of foam. The mild aroma offers up spicy hops and some floral like hoppiness. The taste is rich and crisp and vibrant with cereal graininess, bitter floral hops, a bit of lemon and lime like citrus hop bitterness and then it picks up a bit more graininess into the finish. It leaves behind a pleasing crisp hop bitterness into the after taste.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw colour with a tight white head. The aroma is soft and a little bit malty. Soft and a touch minerally but with a light whiff of diacetyl that I could do without. Pretty clean otherwise with a touch of honeyed character. It’s okay but I’ve had better versions in my time.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a large and lasting white head. Aromas are bready, malty, pils with a light floral hop note. Light yeast character and a touch of sulfur. Flavors are Floral, bready, lightly nutty, some hoppiness, honey, floral. Somewhat strong bitterness for the style. Lively bubbles, dry and crisp. Tasty lager.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing in the process.
S - Aroma is a very nice balance of light biscuity malts, citrus hops, and some light fruity esters from the yeast.
T - Starts off with some sweet biscuit malt wit ha nice balance of citrus hops and some lager esters in the background. Through the middle, some richer malt with a touch more hops and some light bitterness comes though. The finish is a mix of sweet biscuit malts with a touch of hops, some feint bitterness, and a bit of lager yeast that lingers.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a very crisp and lightly dry finish.
D - Super drinkable. Very well balanced and very refreshing while still being fully flavored and retaining body.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 ounce sample on tap at Jupiter in Berkeley. The aroma has some light biscuit and grassiness present. Mild fruitiness, too. Not to much else here. Transparent golden body with a small, whitish head, that is pretty weak. Starts a bit sweet with some corn-like flavors. Has some biscuit in the middle before this finishes snappy and grassy. Nice maltiness in this beer. It’s crisp and refreshing. I still prefer Sudwerk’s Helles, though.
944play (330) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Off-clear gold with small head and some lace. Warm malt and bakery aromas with some herb and sulfur undertones. Tastes young and yeasty but with the promise of a very nice bitter-leaning Helles. Needs to crispen up a while.