crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one seems a bit better than the Helles, it is a bit sweeter and it doesn’t seem as industrial.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from clockwork. Aroma is grainy pale malts, small hints at fruity easters. Taste is similar, though with a noteable sweetness, perfectly balanced with peppery grassy hop. Great carbonation makes for quite an excellent beer indeed.
rosenbergh (5556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. From Germany (beerangel.com).
Clear golden colour with small white head.
Grassy (some rubber) hoppy aroma.
Bitter grassy hoppy flavour. Some grainy maltiness in aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a Berlin corner shop. Very pale. Light body, sweet. Corn flakes, hardly any bitterness. Boring.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Battersea Beer festival. Pretty clean and crisp as you would expect a German Helles to be. Crisp bready pale malt and grassy hops, with a subtle burst of apricot.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(.5L bottle best by 10-8-10 thanks to bu11zeye) clear pale yellow with a lasting white head. Nose of sugar, grain mash and not much else. Taste of sugar, stale biscuit, wheat, and cracker with a sweet oily body and linger of more stale grains.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled(500ml). -Pale yellow coloured, medium sized white head that went away fast, grainy nose. Caramelish malty, faint hoppy and light bready with quite dry nutty finish. Boring beer without anything Spezial here.
jonas (5265) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2003
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Subtle hoppy nose, grassy and lemony.
Pale, low carbonation, instable head.
Flavors much too subdued in my oppinion, a bit of haylike malt - then nothing. A flowery or bitter taste would be nice to balance this off.
Watery exit, slight grain aftertaste. Without the label I would have thought this was a low alcohol beer.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden with a thick, white head.
Dry and grassy aroma with some butterscotch.
Fresh and sweet malty flavour. Grassy and dry.
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grassy hops and grain. The flavor is grassy hops with low bitterness and some grain and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not too much going on here.