Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been looking for a really great lager beer and this is it. Some of the other imports are good, but this one is the best.
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale, almost white yellow. Savory wheat, some spice, vague hint of fruit. Very clean flavor. Delicious.
KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. From old notes. Medium bodied, malty beer. Not very special, mild and lacking in hops compared to the pils, but good.
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the world’s classic beers. I love the natural smell and flavor that you get with German beer, and this is a great example. It smells like a brewhouse floor. In a good way. Straw, malt, pale yellow color. A truly great Helles.
djoeye (2000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright pearl white head. Straw yellow golden clear beer. Crocheted lacings. Aroma; fresh citrus, caramel malts, lemon, bread, grass. Taste; citric hops, bread, malts, grass, lemon, caramel, dough. Fresh clean natural on palate. Clean lemon-bread’ish finish. Good brew.
[50cl. brown btl. 5.1%abv. BB05.03.15 B@Harrislee Flensburg DE]
Bork (367) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2014 Malty and lightly acidic Helles that is a little on the light side. Slightly watery but with a pleasantly bitter finish.
VastActiv (3331) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.5l from local Alko, Helsinki. BBE 02.01.15. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some fruits, some hops and malts.
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ B & V, Arras - France. Color: clear blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white head. Smell: wheat malt, bread. Taste: nice malt work with no bitterness. Aftertaste: wheat, white bread.
HopfenWeisse (1193) - - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden yellow color with big head. Aroma is malt, grain, some spicy hops. Flavor is malt, bit sweet. Refreshing beer on hot summer day.
JulienHuxley (3601) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery restaurant. Clear pale gold pour with white head. Really really grainy aroma, most yet for a helles, intense floral bouquet, fresh grain, meadow aromas, honey, pollen. Taste is like a fine czech pils minus the saaz, so bready, fluffy sweet, honey. Light palate with smooth silky carb. My best helles yet.