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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Previously known as All Malt Lager (Helles)


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Bleached gold-tinged straw. Loose-bubbled, collapsing white head. Sweet, toasted hay aroma infused with grassy hops, perfume, and lagery mineral notes. Spicy fennel, lemon zest, and honeydew notes reside underneath. Fuzzy carbonation. Rounded body. Subdued mineral and dough flavors immediately soften the body with a fairly lemony and airy undertow. Flowers and fresh melon trail the sweet hay subtleties alongside restrained spicy hops. Finishes grassy, yet with less snappy hop bitterness/dryness and more softening doughy pilsner malts, along with a mild note of clover honey. Much to my chagrin, there’s minimal zip to the carbonation, and the malt presence has less depth than you’d expect, which, in turn, detracts rather than accentuates the elegant hop components. While certainly a respectable Dort, this doesn’t hold a candle to the likes of Sly Fox Helles.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Clear golden yellow with medium pure white head, this beer has a grainy/grassy aroma and flavor with aa hint of perfume. Well-balanced and even on the hop tip. Slightly honey sweet with crisp finish. Not a lasting aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Pours a very pale clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is grassy. Taste is malty, grainy and earthy with very mild hops. Moderate sweetness. Mouthfeel is well rounded and light at the same time. Not my favorite style but not bad either.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
(sample @ brewery) very pale yllow, bright, with a pretty white head. aroma is relatively neutral-hop and malt balanced and very light. flavor is crisp with a good hop finish-tastes like saaz. simple, easy to drink beer, well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2004
I wasn’t expecting this, but this is a pretty cloudy lager. Medium gold with a soapy white head that fades. Chalky malt aroma is followed up my more of the same (if there’s such a thing as a malty pale lager, this is it). The hops are reserved adding just enough spiciness and bitterness to balance the beer out. Nice lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Had it on tap. A pretty good tasty brew. Easy to drink with mild hops. Has a nice zesty malt flavor. A nice simple beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6038) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Bottle: Clean light golden hue with fizzy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of herbal and floral hops, toasted bready malts, light orange zest, lemongrass, and pepper. The taste starts with a bready malt character, some undertone of citrus, and grassy tones. Detected a smooth bitterness and a hint of spice on the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and lively, dry on finish. Overall a nicely quaffable brew but not as sharp as the best Helles.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Tap at The Brazen Head (Brooklyn): I enjoyed this more than I did Victory’s previous All-Malt (Dortmunder). This Helles is a bit milder and less hoppy. Easy drinking, with a light sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2004
This was a really refreshing beer. The aroma was a little bready and the taste was clean and smooth. Worth a try and a great American example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
(Best by Jul/30/04) The nose is very spicy almost like black pepper. The body is light and refreshing with a good bready character. The hops aptly balance out the sweetness from the malt. The finish is clean and hoppy. I feel that the finish is a little too spicy. The beer would be better if the brewers cutback on the hops. Otherwise, a good clean lager.


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