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RATINGS: 861   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2004
Brightly clear, light golden dulled yellow color with a thin white frothed cap that faded off quickly. Smell has a nice crisp and clean herbal essence with a soft, fresh bread roll dough. Quite nice, a firm crispness and sweet doughy breading for its nose, which really comes together as it warms. Taste is a nice crisp and clean hop, some dried herbal variants float around that are light and airy with a nice and firm bread dough sweetish malt backing. Totally reminds me of the dough used for white bread rolls or cresent rolls. Feel is a bit lighter on the body but the super clean, super crispness makes up for the lack there of. Kinda sweet and very smooth, quick crispness at first with a lightly dry breadish souring finish thats nice. A pretty darn good Helles thats easy, clean, crisp, and drinkably good. Yum.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2004
Pours transparent gold, with a large, quickly diminishing head. A good lager flavor, dominated by malts. Much better than your typical lagers, but don't expect a lot of flavor here. Smooth and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Bready aroma. Bready, malty, clean taste, but finishes dry and a little spicy. Hoppy for a helles. Excellent actually.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2004
Light gold. Nose is malty, a bit bready, some hops. Flavor is doughy malts, a bit of hops. Has a nice hint of sweetness, finishes crisp. High on the refreshment scale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2004
Looks like a typical lager. Golden body, bubbly white head. Strongly effervescent. Aroma is bland but clean with a hint of malt and not much more. Tastes metallic with some malt and hops presence. Finishes with a bit of alcohol. Overall, not bad but I wouldn't go out of my way for this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Clear light golden color with a moderate white head. Mild malts are prevalent and there's little bitterness. Again, just OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Very light, clear golden color with a rocky white head. Very lively carbonation in this beer. LIght aroma of hops, smells almost like a pils. Somewhat malty flavor, few hops at the end. Overall, pretty weak taste. Crisp finish is about it. Not all that great. Kinda sad, they make one helluva hefe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 I am not a big fan of this type of beer in general but this is certainly one of the better ones I have tried. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a hazy light golden color with a small white head that quickly dissipates. There is a strong sweetish, almost fruity aroma. The flavor is malty and sweet, with a maltiness that lingers. The beer has a light texture.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Lighest beer i have tried in the weihenstephaner line. this is quick an upgrade from american piss. The problem is that this brewer has a lot better to offer, so when it comes down to it, there is better in the same place for the same money.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Clear light golden color with a fluffy moderate, white head. Pale malts and mild noble hops nose. Clean pale malt and mild hops bite.


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