legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drak yellow color; absolutely no head; clean nose.
A very nice and crisp HELLES that could have benefited from a bit more finishing. Seemed to go flat on me in less the 15 minutes after a promising start. Hops stay light yet dry and the malt is appropriate. Will try again soon to substanciate.
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pouring, light flavoured beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate 04/30/02: Pours a clear gold, nice white head and decent lace, the nose is malt, clean and crisp. Front is malt, the top is light, the finish is dry, lightly acidic, fair hop presence, a good thirst quenching lager, don’t love, but I can’t say I hate them.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow color with a thin head that quickly dissipates. Malty bready aroma with some hellertau and saaz hoppiness and a very slight toasted malt smell. Tea-like hop flavor that is more aromatic (herb) than bitter and is well balanced with a toasted malt flavor that adds a degree of sweetness, especially in the finish. Heavier mouthfeel than most lagers. This is one of the best ’golden lagers’ I’ve ever had; its like a pilsner on steroids.
Ernest (5887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of tin and DMS. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Oh, how the mighty fall. This used to be a 4.0 kind of beer, now it comes off as mass-produced swill. Husky and metallic and devoid of character. Truly sad.
5crown99 (9) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
its been my favorite beer ever since i tried my first sixpack of the ’premium bavaricum’
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice lager. It has a good smooth flavor that makes it easy to drink. I’d consider buying it again.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice yeasty/bready Central European lager. Even though I’m a hop fiend, I found it very nice. It would go well with Hungarian food.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 9, 2001
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A better Pilsener as much as it is Bavarian. Some Hallertau but chock full of Bayerisch hefe goodness. Good head retention, wheaty, a bit of sour and fruit. It’s got an easy snap atypical of good Pilseners and Hefes. It also has a wee bot of the shoe. Shadallion, how old was this bottle?
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 7, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden to orange with a fleeting white head. Light aroma and body, mild yeastiness to it, with very little taste. While delbomber was disappointed by this, I didn’t mind it, I do however prefer the other Weihenstephaners by far!