samsomuk (121) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2017 Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful clear gold pour with a half inch or so fizzly white head. Slightly smokey aroma, with sweet malts and a dash of earthy noble hops. Taste is on the sweet side, lots of cereal malt flavor. Light oaky smokiness to it with tends to come out in the aftertaste. Nice floral hop flavor helps to offset some of the usual sweetness and dry breadiness. Body is light and slick, perfect for throwing back all day. Excellent beer. One of the best Helles out there.
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Nose is pale malt, caramel, light smoke. Taste is sweet malt, toffee, barley, light wood, moderate smoke. Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation, dry subtly smoky finish. Lovely! DroolYeast (1635) - Odder, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of smoke, light sulphur and malt. Clear golden with white head. Taste is smoke, light bitter and dry. Light body, watery feel and smoke malt finish. rodsquad (312) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Rosemount. Pours a clear gold with an abundance of bubbles finished off with a tall fluffy white head. Lager perfection. I cannot wait to get at this beer. After the initial sniff, I'm blown away by the spicy character. I was fully expecting to have to scratch around for aromas but they're here and correct. A dry sweet malt that doesn't lean into syrupy realms backs up the spicy warmth. Everything clean and tidy. The taste has the light sweet malt followed by the spice which carries a mild earthy bitterness across the tongue. Although nothing here is earth-shattering, this is balanced perfectly as a lager should. The palate is the only thing here I find fault with. It's light and refreshing with a dry gentle to moderate sparkle but the finish softens too quickly for me and I would have liked a crisper sharper finish. Nevertheless, everything is light and pitched straight at refreshment. This is lager. Brilliant. higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
A solid Helles. Nicely balanced. Not one I will seek out, but would gladly enjoy it if ever I come across it again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wlf (718) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Golden with medium white head; aroma is smokey, woody and sweet malty; taste is sweet and malty, slightly herbal, smoke and wood, herbal and citric hops, medium bitter finish; texture is creamy with medium carbonation
Diabobale (538) - ITALY - SEP 17, 2017
Dorato limpido con cappello di schiuma bianca dalla lunga persistenza. Al naso miele e cereale, lieve erbaceo e affumicato. In bocca crosta di pane e affumicato. Amaro erbaceo molto pronunciato. Corpo medio leggero e carbonazione spinta. lokis333 (564) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2017
clear deep golden colour with medium white foam. Aromas of honey and bacon with sweet malty and sweet rye notes with a touch of sweet flowers. Palate, medium body with smooth milky texture leaving sweet malty finish. Taste, sweet of pale malts and grains with slight sweet honey and vanilla notes with this lingering in the darkness at the back in the deep, strong but sweet, rye and smokey salami touch which does not interfere but it lurks there. ischas (778) - - SEP 6, 2017
0,5 l Flasche. Goldenes Bier, grobporiger, stabiler Schaum, schöne Gardine. Riecht rauchig. Schmeckt malzig süß, nur leicht rauchig, insbesondere im Abgang. Piepenhenrich (1198) - Steinbach, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2017
From the bottle. Very good quality Helles, full taste, fresh, lives up the expectation on a Franconian beer. blueruin (159) - - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours light classic lager yellow. Minimal head. Aroma of subtle beech smoke, nitrates, salami. Taste is lager sweetness with subtle underlying smoke and barnyard. Very good.