thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with thin white head. Aroma is bread, basement, earthy. Taste follows aroma with sweet malts and sour, long bitter sweet finish
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Grainy Malts, Bready, Apple
T: Pale Malts, Apple, Pear, Mild Biscuits
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet
Overall, a pretty nice helles lager with some of the mild maibock character, very interesting selection.
crossovert (6931) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really wanted to love this one but it just came off as uninspired - a fuck around beer.
burg326 (3518) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a light golden yellow color with aromas of biscut, floral hops, peppercorns, and some tea. Flavors are the same, light spice thrown in as well, interesting hellerbock.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear unfiltered gold color with a small white head. Aroma of honeysuckle, barley and fruity malt. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Starts out more bock, than finishes more helles. Pleasant enough than finishes more drinkable. Medium yellow coloured body, a little lace. Good carbonation. Smooth, well rounded.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear light-amber ale with a small, tight, white head. The nose is a malty, spicy marriage of tea biscuit and white pepper. Medium-bodied and thin with nearly-expired carbonation. True to style, the flavor is mostly sweet – honey malt - flanked by only a trace of hop bitterness. Finishes sweet and a bit tongue-numbing. I really don’t like Heller Bocks... or Notre Dame football. Bottle courtesy of growler!
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ the Ale House. Pours a light golden color with a finger or so of fizzy foam. Aromas are slightly bready pilsner malts mixed with some light fruity notes. On the palate its clean and refreshing and tastes just like it smells. a bit heavy on the mouthfeel due to a lack of carbonation but a decent session beer with a touch of noble hop bitterness on the finish.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear apple juice color. Nice white head lasting a good time. Malty and some crisp hop on nose. Taste is crisp clean toffee sweet some apple.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear, pale gold with a trace of fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is straw, funk, citrus, bread malts, orange, and light grassy hops. Flavor is dry, sweet malt upfront with grassy notes and some funky fruit; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9369) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and grain malt with light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.