Bov (9509) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.
DrnkMcDermott (2800) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Not quite a thrill a minute, but decent as German pilsnener-type lagers go. Pours a frothy head with big bubbles over a familiar German straw colord body. Low carbonation leaves a pleasing tickle. Somewhat doughy/biscuity malt action nicely counterbalanced by hops, unfortunately, its means neither is very noticeable. Goes down pretty nicely, at least. A touch of hop-bitter aftertaste remains on the tongue.
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle Pours thin and clear, with a light, quickly fading, ephemeral head. Powerful, sweet hops overwhelm the nose, suprising from a beer with the consistency of water. This one isn't meant to sit in the glass - it tastes thin when sipped. Best to drink it the way it was intended: rapidly!
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a large head of fine to large sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lace. The body was carbonated with a transparent light yellow orange color. The aroma was lightly malty and somewhat floral. The mouth feel was nice smooth crisp and had a mild tingle to it then it finished with a mild hop bite. The flavor was malty yeasty and doughy. All in all it was a nice all around brew.
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A very easy drinking beer as it went down very clean and smooth. It poured a medium sized white head that was frothy with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was transparent and carbonated with a yellow hue. The nose was lightly malty and sweet. The flavor was sweet and malty with a smooth mouthfeel. The texture was watery/thin and the lacing was fair.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden straw hue. Small white head. Grassy, apple nose. Pale biscuity malts, very crisp, almost apple or pear like, medium bodied, with a pleasant herbal hop crispness in the finish. Not too shabby, a very drinkable beer.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500ml, best by 1-28-06)Light haze to a golden yellow body topped by a big white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, bready, light grassy. Taste is medium sweet, bread/biscuit, light citrus. Watery light palate with limited carbonation and no crispness. Pleasant beer, but nothing particularly noteworthy.
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid malt and broad hop aroma.
Pale golden, big bubbles, good head.
Bready malt base and
subtle, hard to detect, hop flavors.
Slightly fizzy mouthfeel.
Well crafted, but not overly exiting Helles.
jaymobrown (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow with tiny bubbles. Reaaly maltish, dark, earthen nose. Rice, yeast, and some wheat flavors. Clean and crisp with a short finish.
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best of the three "-hell" beers that I sampled from this brewer this morning. Nice hoppy nose with hints of sweet malt. Slightly gritty at first sip, the malts were sweet and fresh tasting as it warmed. Some faint soft green fruits (grapes, apple, pear) make an appearance before a rich, full wheaty, grassy hops completely takes over and eventually fades into a dry aftertaste. Quite tasty.