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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made In Detroit tradition of hand crafted German style lagers.

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2.9
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2007
By far the best of the 4 atwater beers I had that night. Citrus/carmel aroma, clear yellow pour, and a nice sweet flavor that is easy on the tastebuds, with very little bitterness.

2.1
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
For a lager, this one was great. Easy drinkinable beer, no idea why they call this one hell. Light grassy taste. If the price was right I’d grab a 6 of this in a second.

1.5
ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow body that is so, so fizzy. Smell: Over this past Labor Day Weekend, my friend and I boiled brautwurst in a mixture of Warsteiner beer, white onions, and sauerkraut prior to grilling them. This beer is exactly how the remaining concoction in the stock pot smelled. Taste: Flavorwise, it tastes like a lager crushed under the weight of all the sulpher contained within. Finishes tart, faintly bitter, and mercifully quick. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: Sometimes these beers are so aptly named! All of the various Atwater beers I’ve tried recently have been nothing but a mess.

2.6
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009
Date: September 08, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: gusher, slightly hazy pale yellow, wispy white head once it settles down
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a strong sulphery sewer character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor is quickly taken over by a tart lemony lactic character, light bitterness

Date: August 08, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: ticker tasting
Score: 1.3 to 2.6
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, dripy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of candy sweetness, light floral hops, touch of spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light balancing bitterness, nice bready character, light earthyness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2007
(12oz bottle) Large white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light hay/grassy, peach. Taste is medium sweet, bread, lemon sour, light corn. Soft light body with some acidity.

3.7
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Heavy golden pour with a strong light copper tint. Thick foamy head that settles to a steady 1/2", nice traces of lacing, and a full bodied carbonation. Lightly grassy aroma with a thick fruity scent, sort of like apples and blueberries. I really like the nose on this, sometimes it’s hard to find a lager with an abundant and pleasing aroma. Nice thick body for the style, very creamy with a good bitter finish. Great on the palate except I would discover a random soapiness once in a while throughout the beer. Flavor has a thick pale malt content, nice and grassy. Bitter and fruity hops, this is a well balanced Helles. This is more aggressive than I was expecting, and this is a good thing. Nice lager by this brewer.

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jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2007
the Hell is one of the beers from atwater i’ve had multiple times and for whatever reason hadn’t rated. but finally purchased in 12 oz bottles, i had a chance. it’s a very pale gold, with lots of cascading bubbles to the top forming a white head. aroma of corn flakes and wet cereal grains, malty-sweet without smelling sugary. flavor is typical helles malt and clean yeast profile, making it a very drinkable beer (aside from a bit of diacetyl/butteryness).

2.8
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear golden color with a medium to small sized white head that does not have much retention. Aroma is grainy, and somewhat skunky, with a bit of roasted malts in there, nuttiness, and a fruity note mixed in with this Helles with some corn as well. Taste is definite corn at first, then mixes into a lightly malted texture, with a lightly grainy/skunky twang to it. Palate is lightly sticky as it lingers with some bitterness on the tongue as well. Overall, It’s a sub-par Dorty, It’s better than what BMC cranks out to the general public. But really corny though.

2.6
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Upon opening releases a large amount of carbonation, so much that I think it’s infected. Pours light golden and effervescent with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of corn, apple, cherry and brett. Taste is apple, sour mash, and cherry. Mouthfeel is light bodied with lively carbonation. Poorly made. A little tartness in a helles is acceptable, but this tastes sour. If this was my brewery, this batch would have been dumped.

2.6
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
12oz bottle, sweet beer, literally, very easy drinking with lots of carbonation and sweetness abounding. Have to agree about the apple taste, definitely seems like a watered down carmel apple.


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