3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Fränkisches Bierfest Nürnberg as zwickel helles lagerbier.
Hazy effervescent yellow-gold bod, fine white head.
Straightforward lemon oil / spice hop aroma, faint smelling but clean.
Little yeast character.
Lightly aromatic baked cracker / pils malt.
Dried / cut grass / mint greenness.
Creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation.
Lightly tart, low sweetness, medium bitterness.
Lemon and melon fruitiness is enjoyable but never blossoms.
Quiet, simple, enjoyable hop acids, light huskiness.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Fränkisches Bierfest Nürnberg 2013.
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of pineapple.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
The nose is a little shy, but clean and pleasant. In the mouth it’s quite clean and well-balanced and nicely textured...made for drinking in large quantities. Very nice stuff.
rauchbierlover (503) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden body with a big persistent white head. Grassy aroma. Taste is malty, grassy again. The sweet given by malt is well balanced by a bitter/dry finish. Very drinkable and refreshing
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
This cushy unfiltered Helles seduces with herbal, spicy hops whipped into plush pils malts for a most süffig brew.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam decorates the cloudy blond.
-This was not unlike Feierling’s InselHopf in its pillowy mouthfeel, soft flavor profile and spicy, citrusy hop angles.
-This is the kind of brew you don’t need to think of; it’s flavorful enough for you to want to keep drinking it all evening long AND it’s supremely drinkable.
-The flavor profile is balanced from aroma to finish.
On tap at the brewery gasthof.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I saw it advertised as Zwickl-Pils. This is a light-colored, slightly hazy brew that packs a beautiful hop flavor and aroma.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the brewpub. It’s slightly hazy, golden with a creamy, white head, and the aroma has notes of fresh baked bread. The slightly sweet flavour is rather dry with notes of fresh baked bread, flower and biscuits, and the finish is dry. It’s a wonderful, straightforward and well-balanced helles.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, yellow colour with a big and blond foamy head. Yeasty grainy malty aroma with citric and slightly herbal hops, accompanied by a touch of barnyard. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, rather light bodied with a present carbonation. Grainy pale malt-character with a yeasty and subtle fruity touch; medium-dry grainy and milky sweet-bitter and slightly hoppy finish. A tad sweet but easy to drink. 14.XI.10
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a hazy deep golden colour with a dense white head. aroma of crisp floral hops oder a strawy malty base, with some light notes of hay. flavour is the same, very clean with some notes of butter and a dry grainy finish. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity, malty and caramel notes. Flavour had malt, grassy hops, yeast, peach and grains. Finished dry.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a thick white head. The aroma has strong notes of sweet malt - but also with notes of artificial sweetener - wonder where that comes from. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt as well as lighter notes of straw, and still an artificial shine over it. The body is light.