Grzesiek79 (3114) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bread, resin, cooked vegetables, cough drop, amber, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, lively, bitter,
boddhitree (56) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought from the website Landbierdealer: Scherdel Edelhell Pils. On the back of the bottle it mentions "finest hops and traditional recipe makes this hop-spiced beer a unique enjoyment." Ok, it’s marketing speak, but the taste is close to what they say. The ingredients list is the usual suspects for a beer "brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot," but in addition to normal hops, they use hop extracts, which I find not only poor quality, but disappointing in following the Fernsehbiere (conglomerates).
The beer pours thick and foamy, nice head as usual for a Pils. Aroma is very strongly suggestive of Pilsner malt mixed with a little noble hops. The taste doesn’t disappoint the aroma, for it’s full on Pilsner malt, maltier than a normal Pils, which suggests a little Münchner malt. The flavor is extremely malty, very full mouth feel, both things I love. This is not a thin conglomerate Pils, but a thick Pilsner-malt bomb. It’s also quite hoppy, especially in the back of the tongue, very strong noble hop character of Saaz, Hersbrücker or Tettnanger. Malt flavors dominated the first few sips, but with not half the 0,3L glass gone, I’m getting lots of bittering hops, in fact, it’s now the predominate flavor. Noticed on the pic of the label it says "Feinherbes Pils?" Herb translates as herbal, but in German beer vernacular it denotes hoppy, vegetal aromas/flavors of noble hops. Again, the warmer this Pils gets, and the more I drink, the more hop has overpowered the malt flavors, but all while being wrapped in a thick, satisfying, almost cozy mouthfeel. When I say hop flavors, it’s not thin, dry nor sharp like a north German style Pils, nor is it the dumbed-downed flavor of a Fernsehbier. However, nearing the end of the glass, I miss the Pilsner malt flavors which have been bullied away by the hops. Nonetheless, a cozy beer to sip with a noble hops smack, not as much a refreshing beer, at least on this winter day a week before Christmas.
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing-top bottle. Sweet creamy barley malt and light grassy hops aroma. Clear golden yellow color with small head. Sweet creamy barley malt and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. A nice solid German Pils.
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 5.3%. Refreshing aroma, grassy and nice. Clear yellow colour, nice stable white head. The flavour is nice, very clear, good aroma hop flavour, grassy. Mild bitterness to finish.
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Golden coloured, big fluffy and lacing yellowish-white head, distinctive noble-hoppy nose, illusions of a barley-field in the wings; mild to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium-bodied, soft MF; dryish. lingering aromatic-bitter finish. No Premium Lager, no Helles, but a real good Pilsener............,
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the bottle is decifingly delicious, the blue on silver enseble makes me want to cream in my pants, the only thing that salvages the subpar aftertaste however, is the intial influex of hoppy arouma to the pallete, overall its a decent apritiff, but nothing i would spend my allowence on, the verdict is out, edelhell is hell, well id still drink it anyways since its free to an exprianced beer nerd like myself, cheers
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a huge and stable foamy white head. Herbal and slightly grassy hoppy nose with a moderate malt-character in the background. Bitter, slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Initially soft malty, slightly chalky taste with a well-balanced herbal hoppy note and a tinge of citrus; dry moderately bitter hoppy finish. Quaffable hoppy Pils (25.05.07).
Quack-Duck (7759) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Edeka Neuendettelsau. Clear pale yellow, large and creamy white head. Good malty base with lots of resiny and slightly grassy hops. With a little more malt power in the background than their Premium Pils, this is another good one from Scherdel.
jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good all round helles:
Malty standard base
Fullbodied with a rather low carbonation.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. not way tasty but thankfully not as sweet as most helleses. a dry hallertau finish made this pretty drinkable