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Brewed by Brauerei Witzgall
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2010
Bottled (from bierkompass.de). Schlammersdorfer Bräuhaus, Witzgall-bier Vollbier (4.7%), but probably this one. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready malts, some grassy hops as well as some saltwatery and herbal notes. Flavour is bready malts, saltwater, some grassy hops. Quite bodied actually, but the flavour is a bit boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Clear golden with a large white head. Sweet and malty aroma.flavour was malty and had vague grassy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2009
Golden colour. The head is alive, like blasting missiles into the surface of the moon. Herbal, slightly fruity hop nose. There’s a hint of buttery but with good herbal notes and clean, fresh bready malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Draft @ brewpub. Bright gold. White thick alive head. Aroma is really fresh grain. Great quaffability with minerals on the tongue. Great vollbier balance, sweeter than kellerbier, has a nice hop but a stunningly strong grain background. Nutty, dry, delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Clear deep golden, creamy head. Pleasant aroma of grassy hops and floral perfumy malt. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Pleasant bitterish finish. Typical Franconian lager with it soft edgelessness and superb drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
Draught @ Brauerei Witzgall, Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Oberfranken/Bayern, Germany. Clear medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light yeasty, toffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily - watery, carbonation is soft. (220308)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2007
(draught at the brewpub) Clear, golden colour with a big and dense foamy white head. Light-sweet, straw malty nose with herbal hops and a touch of barnyard. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour; malty, slightly strawy taste with herbal hops from the beginning; light to medium bodied with a crispy carbonation and a fresh mouthfeel; dry and moderately bitter finish with noticeable hops character. Refreshing and pleasant Helles with rural character.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden with a medium lacy/fluffy white head. Malty aroma, lightly sweet, hint of veggie/corn (but not of the adjunct variety). Simple, straightforward malty taste, lightly herby wth an even lighter spicey/floral sweetness. Touch of grain. Hop profile makes me think of slightly easterly lands. Absurdly well-balanced with a delicious pale malty aftertaste. Smooth feel. This would be a fantastic session for everyday drinking. Thanks to pivnizub!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
Impressions from the hof:
-Golden clarity benefits but from a veil of head.
-Fresh cereal and caramel politely entice.
-Effervescent carbonation is still softer than the usual gassed up lager, but evokes a frail body in this particular case.
-Simple-minded maltiness is still effective.
-Finishes softly, with whispering hop bitterness.
-This doesn’t evoke Franconian lagers at all, strangely enough.

On tap at the brewery.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle, bought at the brewery. Golden color, lasting creamy head. Malty, vaguely vegetable aroma. Malty flavor. For a helles a firm flowery hoppiness. Just a touch of sweetness. A hint of sulphur. Bitter aftertaste with boiled milk. Maybe this beer just doesn’t travel well.


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