Barnoloid (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured into shaker pint glass. Straw colored with plenty of carbonation. This is a pleasantly surprising beer that packs more of a punch than a lager style effort should. Malty backbone mutes the hops here, very biscuity with a bready feel. Refreshing and above and beyond most other options within the lager/pils field. Really solid.
574deadzone (1092) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a thinner eggshell head that settles to a ring and leaves some slight spotty lace. Nose involves fresh dough, some hay, some spice, some fruity notes, some savory lager yeast. Lightly sweet, fair bitterness. Lighter bodied, crisp, active, a bit oily, with a fairly lengthy doughy finish. Tasty brew, easy to drink, about pitch perfect for style.
arnold931 (636) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. A nice helles. Pours a pale straw yellow with a medium head. Nose is faint with a little grass and a hint of malt. Mouth is light, medium hop bitterness. Very refreshing.
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Hackney’s Printers Row, 6/3/14
Aroma: The aroma has some grains and light hops, that are mostly herbal and grassy
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color, with a small head, and light lace
Flavor: It has a clean malty and hoppy flavor to it, it is light sweet, and has a light bitterness
Palate: Smooth, clean, and easy drinking, medium bodied, with a clean, lasting, light dry finish
This is a pretty nice example of the style. Maybe it isn’t the most amazing style, but the beer itself is pretty enjoyable. I could happily session this on a warm day in hell (or even a cold day for that matter).
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can (canned 1/3/14) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a clear straw yellow with almost two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of wheat, citrus, lemon peel, a bit of biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, slightly juicy mouthfeel. Nice after a long and warm day.
vikingguy (839) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw color. Weak aroma. Some lemon and malt. Flavor is malty, biscuity, with a touch of lemon and earthy hops. Solid session ale.
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johnnymusky (305) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan ....luv most of the surly beers....this one is too light.....good for its style....just not my thing..
sudomorph (713) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16fl oz can. Pours a clear, golden yellow with super fine sediment and a thin white head. Aroma has hints of grain and is mildly hoppy. Taste has a solid malt backbone. Lots of toasted bread balanced extremely well by some mild hops. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth but not at all watery with nearly no aftertaste. Super easy drinking and refreshing. Overall this is a tasty beverage. Extremely well balanced and very easy drinking. A classic German lager. Would get again.
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint Can, Poured into a stein (.5L). Light color/clear pour and big white head. Smells like fresh rising bread..Yum. Clean malt and little hops. Great lager beer.
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The name of this implies it is a helles and while this might be a good beer, it is very certainly not a helles. It is hell--as in the German word for light--but it is not a helles. It pours slightly cloudy and headless into the glass. Tastewise, this is something along the lines of an APA or a American blond. It has a bright, lemony hop character and a honey-like malt sweetness. This is a medium bodied beer, w/ prickly carbonation and firm and very slightly metallic bitterness in the finish. This is a tasty beer w/ a unique sweetly hoppy yet still light character. I am looking forward to drinking the rest of my four pack.