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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (6262) - 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???

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6701) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
Golden. Light pale malt aroma. Low to moderate bitterness but some decent pale malt character. Balanced, with a mineral accent in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9279) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11217) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
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 with grace, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8924) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle (purchased at the Brauerei): Pale golden, quite stable white fluffy head, bisquity, clean pale-malty nose with a good shovel of aromatic "oaky" hops; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied, low carbonation; aromatic tettnang hops in the slightly lingering bitter-sweet finish. A fine, spicy brew.......

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2003
Small frothy head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of orange fruit. Malty, very fruity beer, especially orange and lemon are clearly noticed. No hopbitterness, good lacing. Refreshing, because the emphasis is on the fruit. Clean palate.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2007
bottle, thanks to pivnizub! Golden yellow, medium-sized head. Wonderful aroma of hops and malt. Wel-balanced beer, malty and hoppy, hints of grain. I especially liked the hops here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Bottled. Clear golden, minimal head. Grassy and lightly buttery. Mildly sweet, well rounded and lightly fruity with dense, well defined malt and low bitterness. A well made beer without any surprises.


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