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RATINGS: 918   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A good beer takes time. The long lager time makes our pale beer a matter of mild, flavourful beer enjoyment. Brewed in accordance with a centuries-old beer tradition on Weihenstephan Hill.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful pale golden with a very small head. Malty nose, malty flavour with some underlying sweetness. Discreet but far from absent hops in the finish. Very typical Helles. 100605

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Nice cloudy yellow with a simple aroma. Taste is a little grassy, with a hint of citrus. Finish needs more ooomph, but otherwise an enjoyable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Sampled on tap. Poured cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma was just grassy and way to simplistic for me. Taste had some citrus hops but nothing more. Very little mouthfeel, just a touch of hops on the palate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Thick white head, clear yellow. Pure grassy, lager aroma, just a little skunky. Light hops in the taste with just a little malt sweetness. Kinda earthy. Finish is tastless and lacking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2005
"original premium" bottle foamed out like a geyser onto the dinner table, so there was a big drama of taking the table leaves apart to get the hinges cleaned up. in a glass it poured pale yellow and bright hued, tall foamy white head. aroma was faint honey, a little artificial. sour grain aroma too. flavor was slightly sweet, slightly grassy. mild yet astringent finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Pours with a slight haze which is not good for a german lager. No head. Slightly sour, malty aroma. The malt flavor that comes through is very good and even though it dominates, the supporting tartness and astringency are what you are left with. Surprisingly unbalanced for a Helles from the "Oldest Brewery In The World."

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Label says "original premium". I don’t guess it matters too much since I won’t be drinking this one again. It’s drinkable but not good enough for another. Oh yeah, I forgot the description. How about thin, weak and grassy? Smells musty too.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8345) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Pours light canary with medium white head. Aroma of hopcit, slight astringent sour mash, dusty yeast esters. Tastes malty, with hops and a crisp finish. Nothing great here in complexity or balance, but a good lawnmower beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2005
Yeah, see this is what you need. Good pale colour with expanding head. Nice malty breadiness on the nose and a similar mouthfeel. It fills the palate and then allows a subtle hit of firm hop and malt character to come through. This is a great brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2005
Beautifully balanced Helles from the world’s oldest brewery. Poured a pale gold colour with a rocky 1cm head that quickly receded but laced well. The zesty aroma showed lemons, piney hops, buttery malt and a hint of dough. Medium bodied. Very malty initially but with grassy hops and peachy fruitiness coming through in the middle. Restrained bitterness. Very fresh in the nose and on the tongue. Superb session drinking. (500ml bottle, Liquor on Parade, best before 26/8/05)


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