PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to drowland for this. Medium gold pour, light white head. Aroma of butterscotch - too much diacytal it appears. Same butterscotch essence permeates throughout. Notes of buttered popcorn, s touch of caramel. Somewhat unpleasant and the butterscotch overrides anything else that this beer is trying to deliver. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Next.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
6/23/12. 12oz bottle via b3shine! Clear light copper pour with a small off-white head that sticks pretty well. Huge caramel aroma that definitely starts to walk the fine line to butter. Underneath I get a malty breadiness and a certain minerally aspect. Slightly sweet entry that then bowls you over with sweet caramel and butter. Under that there’s a lingering touch of bread and maltiness, but wow, butterscotch.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Cooper’s Deli. This is pretty true to form for a helles. Nice malty notes and a touch of sweetness. I really like this brewery.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Party Town. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Mostly malty nose with crisp noble hops and some breadiness. Sweet and bready malt flavor with crisp noble hops before a sweet finish. Solid helles; not boring.
Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very pale cloudy yellow with a big frothy heady. Cloudy from all the suspended yeast. The head mellows any aroma but the taste and mouthfeel are light. Crisp grassy hops are noted.
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Pale yellow / brew brew, lightly cloudy. Aroma of butter-sugar cookies with grahma cracker overtones. Sweet and buttery - malt and diacetyl? Taste follows the aroma - sweet butter cookie, no discernable hops or bitter in the finish, though it does not ent terribly sweet. Not unpleasant but a bit odd and cloying.
Second bottle - well, this is odd. The second bottle in the sampling is completely different. Very pale yellow brew, none of the brown color. None of the buttery taste. Aroma is light malts, a little corn, a bit of grassy hops. Taste is very light malts with a bit of grassy hops bitter in the finish. A less odd brew more similar to a mainstream macro.
Two bottles drunk just minutes apart, both from the same sampler pack.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well I don’t really know what to expect from a helles. pours a very deep golden. Head is small and white but fades quick to nothing. Nose is very sweet malty bread like character but almost some caramel body in the nose as well. Flavor is again some darker kilned or sweet sweet caramel malts and finishes fairly dry. Almost some hops mixed in with the flavor. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Not a huge fan but nothing off with it at all. I think its just the style.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle in Pilsner glass, cloudy light gold....HUGE white head...pale,dry,sharp....some sediment at finish....not bad overall.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Murky straw colored with a freakishly huge, frothy head. Mildly sour grains, honey, and graham cracker nose with some quick notes of black pepper at the end. Lightly sweet flavor, thankfully no flavors of sour grains or corn, though there is a little bit of light metallics and stale cardboard. Watery palate with light carbonation. Finish is a tad dry. Overall, rather flavorless yet inoffensive.
tnkw01 (848) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Flavor, crisp, light, slight bitter hop. Aroma was kin of watery. Apperance was goldenand crystal clear. Nice head and good retention.