sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with rising fizzy white head; good retention and spare lacing. aroma is cereal and cookie malts, spicy and grassy hops, black pepper, lemon, and pear. Flavor is lightly sweet malts, light fruit esters, light floral hops, and a touch of spice; crisp, dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and grain malt with light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness and a clean lager character with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Beerathon (957) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typical run-of-the mill helles lager. Easy drinking, but nothing special.
El_Gino914 (1) - USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not Bad. Tried this for my kegerator at the recommendation of a friend. A bit foamy on the pour but thins out pretty nice. Goes down really smooth although I did notice a but of a tin taste which but I hope that’s just the keg. All in all not a bad beer but definitely not my first choice. I like my Lagers a bit darker but this would at the very least deserve a second chance.
bigtourist (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and light. Fruitiness flavor, goes down easy. Thin head. Lingering aftertaste that doesn’t seem to match
superspak (2206) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, grape, apple, pepper, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of cracker, bready grain, apple, pear, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, light clove, and earthy spiciness. Lightly tart earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of bread, light fruits, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice amount of flavors with good balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Helles lager! Nice amount of flavors with good balance; extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
bconch (263) - - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw colored pour. Nose is clean and grainy. Taste is English hops with a nice bite. A little tinny, don’t know if it’s the bottle or not. Clean finish.
boxofrane (1881) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma Is bread and a little yeast. The taste is corn and a little wheat.
Rotbart (155) - - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight, hoppy aroma, pours golden with a nice white head. Has a medium sweet taste with a lingering smooth finish. Very nice.
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhere: For some reason I have not had this earlier, as this is one of my favourite styles. Pour is gold (of course), head is white. Aroma is simple, but perfect for the style: bread, yeast, malts, and a hop. Body and taste compliment each other perfectly. No off notes. This is not too heavy like some overwrought American examples of the style. No, this is something you drink in two seconds and reach for another one. This beer is what pale lagers dream of being.