Brewed by Staffelberg-Bräu
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Bad Staffelstein-Loffeld, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2677) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 Bottle purchased at Landbierparadies, best by Feb. 11, 2014: Pristine golden. Fine-bubbled white cream adorns the glass with spotty lacework. Bright minerals line the aroma along with lemon candy, herbs, phyllo/croissant, lemon cake, and lightly toasted hay. Soft, tight carbonation. Firm hoppiness yields a wealth of robust herbal notes along with a seductive lemony elegance to match. Drying twinge of minerals fuses with an equally snappy interplay of baguette and bouncy hay pils malt, although the faintest note of fuzzy DMS blurs some of the vivider elements. Finessed toasty edges exude gracefully, but the malt is also quite soft, and much grassier than it is sharp and edgy. Bright lemon candy Spalter character exuberantly zings with a lip-smacking succulence, throughout. Forceful punch of saliva-inducing lager yeast firms up the core, but is quite clean and nonintrusive in its delicate pistachiolike nuttiness. Finishes richly haylike and honeyish, with a clutch of crisp minerals capped by a lemony succulence. A mostly clean example marred slightly by a minor note of DMS. Otherwise a well-hopped Franconian helles that’s quite sluggable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with grain, bread crust, some hay and a hint of fruit. Sweetish malty flavour of grain and bread, with a mild bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 Clear, golden color. Aroma is lightly malty and hoppy. Light bitterness. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6419) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious grainy aroma, a touch of hay. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty, a mineral touch. Light, almost watery, but refeshing and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3811) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, light bread and faint grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly grainy and l sweetish flavor, light caramel and light bread, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, light caramel and faint hoppyness. Helles with caramel and faint hoppyness - really nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially medium to large sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (honeysuckle flowers, herbs, lemon oil), with notes of lime zest and spearmint. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Ridiculously good, and a very clear cut above the average Helles, for many reasons. Even from the appearance I felt a little bolt of excitement, since I got this nice big, sticky, lacing, lasting head. Bright, lovely, flowery hops (even faintly citrus-oily/almost-resinous...very fresh smelling without the yucky raw pine sap odor that Americans seem to love) in the nose. Super clean and perfectly balanced in the mouth, it’s virtually impossible to stop drinking. No husks, no soap, no diacetyl, no flaws at all. Velvety, substantial mouthfeel on top of all that? That’s when you know you’re in 4+ territory. And hey, it even has Walt on the label, what more could you want???

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2013
golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, bread, hay, cereal, herbs, citrus, leaves, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 23, 2012
Bottled, 4th July BBQ with skykob and mowbeer. More landbier than helles which is definitely a good thing. Light golden with a thin head; Aroma of pungent hay; sweet peachy malt and a prickly finish. Maybe not a great beer but a great style

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11361) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
Hoppy aroma. Clear, golden coloured with a thin, white head. Taste is hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle @ Mega Bavarian Beer Tasting in Schlitz. Clear golden appearance with a white head. A little spicy grainy, straw pale malty, a bit floral aroma. Lightly fruity, dry, crisp pale malty, a bit carbonated/lightly acidic, pale malty flavor. Not bad.

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