FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Oktoberfest 2008)
Massively malty, but simple, aromas - like a malty LA. Very thin lagery body, a touch of honey, and a hint of papery hops. No nastiness at least, and with high drinkability. But still very dull and plain and uninteresting. Anna adds "boring too!".
cgreb (382) - Marburg, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - light yellow beer with a white crown. Malty sweet flavour, no hops.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and very malty aroma with no hops and a little fruit. Clear straw with white wisps on top and a ring. Very malty flavour with lotus root malt and crisp from just enough bittering hops. Bready and biscuity, though a touch sour. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp finish.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught at a pizza place in Munich called Da Rosario) Clear golden color with a huge amount of visible bubbles, thick creamy lasting head. Malty a bit metallic and some butterscotch taste. Malty scent. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden with a rather short foamy white head. Grassy hop aroma, slightly grainy with a tinge of metal. Sweet and metallic flavour, slim bodied, moderately carbonated. Slightly grainy taste; dryish, grainy and light bitter finish with a tinge of metal. Mediocre Helles.
pivnizub (8357) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (donated by MoritzF): Pale golden coloured, thin foamy layer; faint grainy nose with some bitter illusions; delicate sweetish flavour, surprisingly thin bodied for a beer of 5.1%; grainy and light hoppy finish. A quite flat Helles..........
JonMoore (1647) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a slim white head. Sweet malty and wheaty aroma. Pretty much the same for the taste with some light bitter hops in the finish. Quite dry, medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A decent Helles.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a dense white head. Aromas are grain with licourice and yeast. Flavours are sweet and malty grain. Lightly toasted with citrus notes. Soft and buttery on the palate. Dry on the finish. Pretty good.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant yet uninspiring helles. Thin despite its 5.1 % strength with a gentle bitterness that borders on the bland.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i am drinking way too much helles, considering i don´t like it much. this was pleasant, with a wheat aroma and pleasant light colour and meringue head