shrubber85 (8630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hay, cherry/apple, and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet honey/apple and barley malt flavor. Medium body. Okay - fruity.
DrSilverworm (8151) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Mildly hazy golden color. Thin slightly off-white head. Loose splotches and ropes of lace. Medium body. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky texture. Some grainy, bready malt flavors. Hint of pepper. Light bit of citrus. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Something tastes slightly off, not sure what.. But besides that, a pretty solid, easy drinking helles
deyholla (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Mackinac Island Draught House. Pours a clear gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma is mild with notes of hay, bread and a bit of biscuit. Flavor is mild with hay and grain and a bit of grass in the finish.
Pailhead (5427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of yeast, vegetables, apple, and light sour citrusy/lemony solvent notes...certainly not what a Helles should smell like. It pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a small head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a light sweet cereal and grain. The finish has some lightly sour and citrus flavors. Light bodied with lively fizzy carbonation. Tri-City needs to figure out their bottling issues. This is clearly showing signs of infection and itís not the first beer Iíve had from them thatís been infected. This would get killed if I rated it to style. On the hedonistic scale, the sour notes arenít as horribly off putting as they are just simply out of place.
jgb9348 (5007) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden honey coloured body with a pungent glow and a very nice frothy off-white head with larger bubbles - great looking, for sure. Aroma of fresh pale malt, lemons, coriander seed and a bunch of cardboard - not much else. Light-bodied; Sharp lemon and acidic flavour up front with a mild sweetness, a ton of sour lemon juice taste and some very mild tastes. Aftertaste shows the odd combination of lemons and light malt with very little else. Overall, an interesting beer - not horrible, but not showing the best characteristics of the style - light and citrusey for sure. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 30-July-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 14-April-2011.
Patrickctenchi (4570) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a short, off-white head.
Light fruit, sour grain malt aroma.
Taste is rather tart fruit, apple, slightly acidic.
Very crisp and carbonated, increasing tart/sour.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden yellow with a poor excuse for a head Ė fading and gone. Aroma is sweet and grassy along with cereal grains and noble hops. Taste is of grains, lemon, mild noble hops and semi-sweet pale malt. Body is sudsy and oily with a peppery finish.
Cybercat (3846) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is strong with plenty of fruity tones and an undertone of yeast, slightly sweet. It pours a clear yellowish amber with a thick, if not persistent, cream-white head. Flavor is malty, yeasty and fruity with a touch of sweetness and a hint of hops. Texture is very smooth yet quite fizzy, leaving behind a nice tingle.
rumproasts (3740) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
golden with small head. grainy and bland. nothing awful about this, but itís about as boring as beer gets.
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours hazy yellow-gold with a small white head. It has a mild cereal malt aroma. The flavor is moderately sweet and very straightforward. Itís light bodied and refreshing. Decent.