spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light yellow with mild carbonation. Initial notes of malty cereal and finishes with a very light touch of hops. Quite easy to drink and refreshing but still has character.
Unde (823) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden yellow beer with smallish head on top and it leaves some nice lacing behind. Aroma has honey sweetness, barley malts and lots of it. Taste is nice and malty, honey sweetness too. Medium body and medium carbonation. Excellent lager, if every lager would be like this.
sharkydodson (1080) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is malty and herbal with shades of buckwheat and straw... the taste clear and refreshening, malty and tart, with notes of herbs and spices, and with smooth hoppy bitterness... dry and bitter aftertaste...
mrjaxson (475) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour creates a fluffy, medium duration head over a golden beer. Bread yeast on the aroma along with a whiff of mowed grass. The light, tangy taste is mostly sweet. This brewery is just so consistent, and it travels 4,500 miles to get to me. The label on the bottle I drank identifies the beer as Original Premium, but who am I to quibble for a lager this delicious.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated to style and properly poured into correct/traditional glassware, obviously the pilsener glass.
The appearance was the normal yellow cloudy/haziness with a nice semi-transparent color to it allowing some carbonation to be seen rising at a nice pace. A one finger white foamy head dissipated fairly quickly leaving sticky slim white rings.
The smell started off with the crisp sweet corn maltiness. Delicate biscuit to breadiness. Dropping into a light crisp sweet grassiness as it opens up.
The taste was mildly malty sweet weaving the bready/biscuit goodness into the sweet corn. Grassy hops blend sweetly. Delicate sweet bready to corn-like aftertaste. Quick semi-malty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation finishes soft but acceptable since it is a Helles lager.
Overall, as a Helles lager, what’s really wrong with this, I barely see anything. I think the assclowns before me have no clue what they’re looking at. Let’s not re-invent the wheel, people. When rating Helles Lagers, "apples to apples and oranges to oranges," right? We’re not rating a double/imperial stout here. Now pass the bratwurst, please!
BeerBaboon (1941) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear with white head. Aroma is cereal and malty. Flavour is grains, metal and even notes of glue. This is a somewhat disappointing beer by a great brewery.
Cristobal37 (733) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silky liquid corn flakes cereal. One of the best Helles beers out there. Aroma is light and appearance is right for the style pale pale yella with some head that never quits. Extremely malty with little to no bitterness. Finish is nice balanced malts and a wee bit sweet. Really great example of the style. Simple and satisfying.
Nurmis (298) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden with medium sized white head. Aroma of bready maltiness that differs from most lagers. The aroma is more intense than average lager. Hint of hops there as well. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Good.
TedE (898) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle into weizen glass. Grainy, peppery aroma. Pale hazy yellow beer with towering white head and constant fine carbonation. Sweet grainy flavour, easy drinking. Finish is sweet and slightly spicy. Pretty standard German quaffer.
Emeister84 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Cereal aromas, slight corn, slight grass. Hazy light gold with a mostly fading white head. Somewhat sweet, grainy, lightly hoppy. Light bodied.
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Camden, London. it pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet and grainy with light starch, grass, melon and light leaves. Taste is also medium sweet and grainy, starchy, with light grass and straw. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, easy drinking