DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma here is so mild as to elude immediate noticeability. The appearance is an orangish blonde (more blonde). The flavour is light and somewhat shy, malty and somewhat bready. This tastes like a German light beer. And I didn’t know the Germans *did* light beers - somewhat disappointing.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Bready aroma. Bready, malty, clean taste, but finishes dry and a little spicy. Hoppy for a helles. Excellent actually.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light golden color with a moderate white head. Mild malts are prevalent and there's little bitterness. Again, just OK.
Hangover (1085) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.