MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
Gurthnar (1771) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Cuso. Aroma is overall mild, rather stale blunt hoppiness. Light yeast. Clear yellow colour. Big white head, rather short duration. Taste has balance of hoppy bitterness, flavour is a bit stale. Some sweetness with very light malty flavour. Drinkable.
Once again I remain puzzled by high reviews of others and mark this for rerate in future.
Cuso (4600) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle kindly donated by pivnizub, dekuji. Sweet malty aroma. Malty taste with light bitter hops. OK.
MisoW (1336) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours pale yellow/golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, bit fruity, sweet. Taste is medium sweet, malty, hint of caramel.
Moravius (491) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom Faß in der altmodischen Brauereigaststätte an einem ruhigen Vormittag im September 2013. Ein paar ältere Herren unterhalten sich mit gedämpfter Stimme oder lesen Zeitung. Es ist so ruhig wie in einem guten Café. Diese Franken sind wirklich ein angenehmer Menschenschlag ... - Das bestellte Bier schimmert goldgelb. Der Antrunk ist schlank, ausreichend gehopft, nicht süß. Leicht grasiger Hopfen. Schwach rezent. Mittlerer bitterer Nachtrunk. - Ein grundehrliches, enorm süffiges, harmonisches Bier ohne besonders hervorstechende Aromen.
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear gold thin white head. it’s fine. Malty yes. Hoppy yes. Wheat cereal flavour. Intense. Good. In all circumstances it’s a good beer. But I know that the Landbier is just down the road. Solid beer. Good cereal flavour good hops.
rauchbierlover (596) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Gold body with a nice foamy white head. Herbal aroma. Taste is malty, bready. Dry, slightly hoppy finish. A very good one
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a lasting white head. Clean malty and herbal aroma, very inviting. Sweetish malty flavour with herbal hops and a refreshing, hoppy finish
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain / cracker), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Very straightforward rendition, but very clean and precise and attractive. What it may lack in charisma is made up in execution and sheer quaffability...this is made for drinking by the liter.
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Draught at Witzgall in Schlammersdorf, Nov 2012: Lustrous golden. Creamy and pasty white crown of foam. Pleasant nose of honeysuckle, lilac, pepper, lemon, minerals, fresh baguette Pils malt, new-mown hay, and a fleeting glimpse of fruitiness and lager yeast. Soft body. Stiff and tight carbonation. Firm hop bite trails a succulent kiss of malt and a well-defined flourish of toasted bread. Quite zippy with a strong mineral dimension accompanying the tightly structured malt base. Ample peppery zing exudes beneath the soothing Spalt-drenched nectars. Obscure lemon verbena herbalness adds intricacy to the refined hoppiness. Malt is sublimely clean and flawless within the lean frame. Squeaky clean, yet lip-smacking at the same time. Finishes crisply toasty with edgy baguette notions paired with appetizing dabs of vibrant flowery softness and a poignant yet teasing pepper aspect. A thoroughly enjoyable and dangerously quaffable helles (finished my 8 oz. pour within five minutes) that does everything flawlessly as it toes the line with extraordinary finesse and delicateness. I would feel blessed to have the fortune of drinking this liquid gold every single day. Good heavens is this clean!
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Witzgall Vollbier Helles, draft at the brewery in Schlammersdorf, a noon start to the day’s bike ride involved this simple but lovely crisp and clean lager. sharp, clear gold body with a hugely-rocky head, I don’t know how not to give this a five, it’s a swimming pool of fluff. yeah. pretty straightforward pale malt sweetness (honey, crackers) and light edel hop nose (spice, dried grass, fruit cocktail) with a smacking, crisp finish (minerals, sweet corn, minor apple juice), mostly clean. quaffable and delicious, a very good helles, but quite basic. continued down the road to Hallerndorf where we found some of the best lager around from Lieberth.
May 2013: Clean, minerallic, crisp, lightly sweet, medium to low bitterness. subtle spalt lemon spice aroma hops. toasty, clean, quiet malt flavor. nut oils and cracker-y toasted malt.