ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(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
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
"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.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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."
Tejas (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.