ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Momar42 for this German curiosity! 500ml bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a very pale straw color featuring excellent carbonation. The head is a two finger whIte color. It fades at a moderate clip, and leaves nice patches of lacing going down.
S: It’s a typical aroma for the style - lots of grassy hops, unobtrusive malts, and some diacetyl. I’d say the latter is a bit more prevalent than I’d like, but a fairly good aroma otherwise.
T: At first, the buttery diacetyl presence (just like in the aroma) comes fairly strongly. Luckily, it smooths out into nicely crisp, hoppy bite on the finish. Some slight fruitiness will try to build up, as well. Not ultra interesting, but about what I expect from the style.
M: Light and crisp to be sure - but sadly the finish and aftertaste isn’t as dry as I’d like here. For that reason, it lacks great drinkability. It’s got good carbonation, at least.
O: Not bad. I’d say this one is a notch or two below the best of the style, though. Worth a try.
PeatyPete (481) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden yellow colour with white foam head. Aroma of hay and stable. Taste slightly sweet, grainy and light hoppy.
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ischas (24) - - MAY 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier, weißer, feinporiger, langlebiger Schaum. Leicht bitteres, fruchtiges Aroma, Geschmack dann sehr süßlich.
teddybeer (2577) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden color with a white head with medium retention. Aroma has notes of hay and light malty. Cerealish flaor with hoy and light grassy notes, light maltiness. Weak body with very light maltiness.
Cthulhu (42) - - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really pale yellow.Small white head.Aroma:weird burnt rubber(!).Balanced beer,quite enjoyable and complex for a Helles.
freretoc (1070) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la brasserie,
Couleur blonde très très claire, mousse et effervescence moyenne.
Une bière avec peu de goût et une pointe de malt blanc et de citron.
Renobob (1129) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Jaune pâle. Pils de base sans intérêt particulier. Malt, light. Boooooof
16erBlech (201) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle at Cafe Aumann/Wien 18. very refreshing and drinkable beer. Excellent.
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TEJA (1535) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my neighbour that was down in Munich, thank Anders.
Medium lastin clear white head over a clear yellow collored beer.
Crisp maltiness with freesh nobel hop aroma. Big hop taste for a helles bier with a smooth bitterness. Easy to drink in large amounts. A very good Helles.
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - APR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct. ’14. Thanks to Marko for sharing a 0.5l bottle that my parents got specially for him :) It poured clear, pale yellow body with a big head. Fine malty aroma, bready and grainy, some elegant honey, too. Flavor was lightly sweet, caramel, toast and buttery. Medium bodied with moderately long, pleasantly toasted finish. As Marko pointed out, on a blind tasting I wouldn’t be sure I’m having a pale or dark lager, but no matter, it was a nice and pleasant helles.
stern22 (4) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just the way a Helles should be, gold looking, refreshing and "süffig". Just great. :)