Koelschtrinker (12158) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Einfach gestrickter herber Antrunk mit sich leicht ausbreitender Getreidigkeit. Etwas süß, wenig aromatisch, simpel. Trinkbar. 9/8/7/8//8
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. It’a golden with a creamy, white and lasting head. The aroma has notes of grain, malt and flower. The moderately ti light sweet flavour has notes of newly harvested grain, malt, flower, and it’s soft and extremely easy to drink.
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale blonde. Malty bready aroma with a hint of flowers. Malty soft flowery, slightly soapy flavor. Hint of apple. Flowery soapy aftertaste.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Abit nicer than the pils, Bready, abit metallic, aftertaste is on the sweet side, not bad, but not worth seeking out.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Light brownish gold in color with a rapidly retreating head, this has a caramel & bread aroma with some grassy, herbal hops. It’s both watery and slightly oily in the mouth. The flavor is sweet caramel with an earthy bitterness that turns tinny in the finish. Not destined to be a favorite.
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frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, golden/amber with a small head and light particulate. Aroma is very caramel-heavy right off the bat with grassy hops adding character. Sweet Ovaltine malt in the background amidst light mustiness. Malts appear first in the flavor on top of a spiciness in the palate. It’s a downward spiral from there, however, with middle flavors turning earthen & mineral and a finish that is sour and metallic leaving a phlegmy film on the throat.
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DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500 ml bottle: $1.89 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Probably the least sweet imported beer of this style, it’s actually not sweet at all. There isn’t a whole lot of flavor, but the light breadiness is under control, and in the process, only a mild bitterness is necessary to keep this beer balanced. Because this lager isn’t sweet, and the bready malt is light, this light bodied beer is quite clean throughout, and the mild bitterness and slight citrusy tartness keep the palate crisp and fresh. The nose is also mildly bready and not sweet. Medium straw in color, but the beer is very hazy. The small white head settles to a wide ring, and leaves only spots and a few slashes of lace on the glass. Not enough flavor to hook me, but it’s a nicely made lager that is easy to drink, doesn’t pound the tongue with sweetness, and doesn’t leave a bad aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is floral and citrusy. A medium bodied helles. Malts are fruity, citrusy and grassy. Hops are mild and a touch floral and spicy. Nicely balanced. Light and refreshing. Crisp and clean. No objectable flavors. Nice helles. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fair helles. More like a Cezch Pils in color, kind of that Monrovian pale gold moving away from yellow. Very creamy mouth feel medium body. Nice head. Smooth carbonation. Well balanced grain and hop bill, nothing really stood out except mouth feel a bit heavy for my liking and my preception of style. I would shoot for the Aktien Hell before this one.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow body with a fast dissipating head. Aroma is floral with some malt. Body was on the watery side. A decent, basic Helles, nicely balanced. Good cold on a hot day.