bierkoning (9569) - La Tropica, - SEP 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with a hint of toffee. malty toffee flavor with hints of milk and anis. Clean mouthfeel. Low on hopbitterness, as you might expect, but a well made helles.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap@brewpub. It’s golden with a lasting, white head and notes of butter, light bread and malt. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of a little butter, bread, malt, light fruit - soft and harmonic.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Mindestens haltbar bis Ende: 01.09.11.
It pours a light, clear golden color with a tight white head that recedes with a nice amount of lacing.
The smell is bready and grainy with a large splash of honey, some light hops linger in the background making for a tasty-smelling brew.
The flavor isn’t as impressive but it still is a unique lager. It has a bit of a diacetyl problem when you drink it but the honey still comes through as does a bit of fruitness which is welcome.
It is definitely set apart form most other helles beers, not in the greatest way but it is still good.
rosenbergh (5565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear pale golden colour with tiny white head.
Malt and some hops in aroma.
Some grainy malt, grassy hops and some sweetness in flavour.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle (OPP, Helsinki. German Weeks 2009)
Simple lagery aroma. Some creaminess. Pale, small head. Simple creamy malty taste, a touch papery. Almost ESL-ey. Not grabbing me.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, some mild notes of honey and saltwater along with some slightly bready notes. Flavour is grains, honey and some sweet maltyness.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a big and fluffy white head. Light-sweet, grainy malty and slightly milky nose with a moderate herbal hoppy touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Grainy malt-character with a shy herbal spice; medium-dry malty and soft grainy finish with a light touch of herbal hops. A bit sweet but likeable Helles (04.07.08).
pivnizub (8379) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (purchased at the Brauerei): Golden with a big fluffy and lacy head, sweet-grainy and pale-malty nose with a light metallic tinge; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied; a tinge of herbal hops in the soft sweet-bitter finish. O.K., a bit sweet, but all in all pleasant..........