3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labeled as Original Lager. Clear, yellow appearance. Close to no aroma on this one. Some general lager flavors, minimal citrus flavors, some plastic and medicine type flavors. Not anything expectional at all, just another lager that's stuck in the middle.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initially, I was a little disappointed when I poured this from a bottle into a glass--very light color with a not very impressive head. But that first taste brought me right around--much more to it than the appearance would suggest. I was especially fond of the hoppy followup. Very nice.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good "typical german beer"I can see now that many brewerys have tried to duplicate but only scruplicate this style of lager.Good head that hung out for a few.Interesting hazy golden.A bit coppery on the tongue.Has asweet (almost honey-like) characterer to it.Good lager beer from the german mang.Victory does this style very well though too.
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pillowy but short head,light golden color, aroma of hops maybe quaffable for summer also good hops on the finish
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle of the Original Lager. Medium golden color wit ha tan head. Yeasty and slightly citrus aroma, rather ordinary and boring. The flavor is hard to find. This one didn't sit well.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Weihenstephaner beer. Came in a tall, 16 oz. brown bottle. Poured out the color of fresh hay, a very light golden color. Has a fast fading head that left a ring of fine, misty bubbles around the rim of the glass. This is the lightest colored beer I've ever seen. Aromas mostly of fresh hay, with some grassy notes as well. Hersbrucker hops come to the forefront of the aromas as you drink it. Very crisp & refreshing on the palate. I imagine it would go great with some knockwurst, and German Chocolate Cake. A really well made, well balanced beer. Finishes very smoothly. I really like this beer, you might too.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear golden yellow with a nice white head. The taste was very similar to most other Helles lagers...this is a beer to enjoy when the mercury rises.
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The nice pillowy head was immediately noticable along with the very pale traw color. Not too malty, and had a decent hop bite. Nothing real exciting.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a nice soft color. Smooth flavor, nicely balanced. Not too spectacular, but very quaffable.
jonas (5623) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw color, no head.
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