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RATINGS: 921   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle. Golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with a citrus tone. Good refreshing brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Pours a hazy yellowish color. Smells of malt and yeast with a bit of citrus and grass taste. Pretty easy drinking. Slight bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
Great light golden beer with an average bright white head. Aroma of light malts and some hop characters. Some weka citrus notes on the nose also. Flavour comprised mostly of pale malts and slight grassy hops. Fairly weak bitterness, but true to style for a helles. A very well rounded beer, Best light lager i have ever tasted.

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.


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