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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bronze Medal, GABF 2002. A German style Golden Lager beer brewed with imported German Pils and Carmel malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. Golden in color and medium-bodied with a gentle, dry finish. (NOTE: This beer was formerly called French Creek Helles.)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007 Pale malty aroma. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with a crisp and creamy slightly rich pale malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Draft. Pours gold with a thin head. Light malty aroma with a bit of fruity sweetness. The flavor is malty, with honey, caramel and a hint of sweet fruit. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at Andys. Clear golden in color with a nice white head. Hoppy fruity malty aroma. Caramel floral hoppy notes. Malty caramel and hoppy grainy flavor. Medium bodied. Finish is bitter. Nice easy drinking beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2179) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
Draft. Pours a goldy clear gold. Some hops grass and pils. Not super great but not bad either.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Sampled on draught at Phoneixville location. Light fruity hop character, mild acetaldehyde but not unpleasant. Good mellow sweetness to it with light hops. Pale golden straw clear with thin white head. Medium-light watery body with high carbonation. Starts with beany hops, crisp pilsner malt and some carbonic bit. Smooth hoppy bitter finish with a bit of acetaldehyde. Nice little Helles with clean after.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Draft->juice glass (tasting@brewery): Pours a spare, white, but diminishing head that exhibits good lacing atop a clear, light yellow body. Aroma is of caramel and grain, light on the hops, and perhaps some banana in there or at least some frutiness. The body is light, the texture is thin, and there is soft carbonation. Very Germanic, but not really all that tasty (including aroma), nor really pretty to look at.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Draft at Sly Fox. Wet, sloppy malt and grain nose. Slick, wet, thin, grainy corn and sweet wheat flavor, overall quite weak and simple.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 18, 2008
Growler at Whole Foods. Golden with moderate head. Honey bread malt with corn and slight grassy/spicy hops. Thin. Slighlty dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2008
tap @ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo NY. Pours clean golden color. Clean crispbeer. Saaz presence. Nice easy drinking beer

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bronze with steadily rising carbonation topped by a ring of foam. Some sweet malt aroma notes and dankness of lager hops. Mildly sweet and lightly bitter on the palate with a slight cardboard finish.


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