bierkoning (10721) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Blonde. Worty aroma. Worty grainy flavor. Hints of grass. Not good.
Dedollewaitor (14202) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Bamberg. Pours golden with a small white head. Lots of rough grain and corn. Medium to thin body. Skunky flavor with quite a lot of paper and grain. Harsh. Medium to thin body.
kappldav123 (5278) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass not too zippy, nice head. Starts spicy, hoppy-dry background, modest sourish. Finish could be a bit more intense. But still okay!
tommann (2949) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours pale gold with a large frothy head. Aroma is grassy hops, pale malt and a hint of lemon. Subtle. Taste starts with some straw and has a grassy hop finish. A bit flat.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A straw blonde coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. Grassy hops, sweet malts and a little puke. Fairly nicely balanced in the mouth. The hops are OK and give a bit of prickle. Decent.
BeerViking (2810) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Aldi UK, but labelled for the Australian market. Pours light gold with a fluffy head, nice aroma of grassy herby hops, flavour is light with a bit of malt, a light crisp hop character and a gentle bitterness. A decent enough helles, and a bargain at the price.
SilkTork (5319) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Aldi. Very watery yellow. Soft carbonation. Initially quite grainy in flavour, but this mellows out as the beer settles. Few hops. Little malt flavour. Easy drinking. Just a touch of oil or butter. Not offensive. Drinkable.
RichardW (1602) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Aldi, Carlisle. Very pale yellow appearance, with a bubbly, but thin, white head. Aroma is low, faintly grassy. Tastes earthy and clean, slightly herby, but nothing stands out and the finish is soapy lemon. Very middle of the road.
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s pale yellow and had a rapidly disappearing head. I don’t get much aroma; maybe a hint of burnt rubber. Mouth feel is good as it’s nice and soft. Initial flavours in the mouth are pleasant; hints of lemon; maybe a hint of bubblegum; very clean. The finish is mildly bitter with a peppiness to it but it’s very short lived. It’s very quaffable and I wouldn’t know it was 5.3% but if it’s intent is to be a swift refreshing beer on a hot day I know plenty of session bitters that, in my opinion, out class it. I really want to like this, honest I do but my earlier experience of Helles still rings true; it’s the imbibing equivalent of being robbed. Clearly Helles aren’t for me. Oh well ...next style please :)
sm89walt (1782) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Poured a clear, effervescent golden yellow with a big & fluffy, slowly depleting but mostly lasting white head leaving a solid lacing. Grain, sweet dry malt and straw aromas. Grainy, malt sweet flavour profile with a delicate grassy hop finish and lingering light fruity malt aftertaste. Light, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, medium dry carbonation and a short finish.