dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
I haven’t seen this on tap for a long time! Opaque golden with a big which head. Bread dough anddslightly medicinal aroma. Some hop bite, but a rather clean beer. DuffMan (10930) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle, picked up from the brewery last week by heavylaevy and shared at game night. Hazy medium gold, lasting white head. Grainy, slightly bready aroma, vaguely sweet undertones (Mike was getting some "urinal cake" notes that I wasn’t picking up lol). Grains, dough, low-medium sweetness, low hop presence. Legit helles. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
Draft at Bushwakker’s. Pours hazy yellow, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is clean malt, light cereal with a hint of yeasty sulphur/flint. Flavours of grains and cream, rather yeasty finish. Doesn’t sound like much, but this was a mighty tasty brew, and right on style. reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
650ml bottle purchased from the brewery pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head and little lacing. Aroma is mild but pleasant grains and hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with some hints of fruit and a modest hop bitter finish. Light to medium body and abundant carbonation. This one is up there with the better German versions in quality. paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle. Golden color, surprisingly lasting head. Non stop bubbles. Aromas of grass,wheat,barley,malt,clove and banana. Taste is straw and barley at first. More clove and some bitterness follows. Nice malty body with some crisp bitterness. Pretty solid.
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
Light gold. Well carbonated. Moderate white froth. Grass and straw aroma. Flavour seems like two beers have been mixed. Tries to be crisp and hoppy but has a soft slightly fruity alter-ego. pootzboy (1831) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
First let me state that Munich Helles is one of my favorite styles...I thrive on it...it must be noted this style’s development was undertaken by brewers who were also pioneers in malting...understandably the style showcases subtle artisan malting and layered light malt blending --> -->
650ml bomber fresh from the brewery thanks to Jason... --> --> -->
Pour gives a lightly clouded pale gold lager with a nice frothy 2 finger cap which lasts and laces well. --> --> -->
Moderate carbonation ---> --> -->
Aromas of both robust biscuit and sweet caramel pale malts with light herbal tones from hallertau hopping and light acid tones from the lager yeast.... --> --> -->
Sturdy pale Munich malt spine. Medium-light bodied. Soft carbonate mouth feel. Mellow refreshing character..... --> --> --> -->
Starts with the malts exposed to give a full biscuity-bready taste that is then balanced off with enough Nobel hops to give a light cider-lemmony-herbal decernment without overpowering the subtle artisan malting . Finish is clean with a slightly more pronounced bready-cider tang and then a lingering bready and light bittering after taste....subtle, tastey malt blending, artisan use of hops, soft mouth feel and great drinkability...all the elements of an authentic Munich helles are there. --> --> --> -->
This is a GREAT helles! Probably the best domestic helles I have tasted and certainly better than pasturized bottled Hacker-Pschorr. If Commercial Canadian brewers and drinkers who have forgotten what a lager tastes like...this is it!
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 28, 2004
Part of another great trade with Rudge75. This is my first beer of the style. Bottle poured yellow tinged with orange and a one finger white head. The mouthfeel wasincredibly soft and delicate. The flavour is very subtle with toasty malt and buttery richness. Quite nice. OKBeer (1175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2004
I have to qualify this rating by saying I really don’t get most lagers. So as far as being to style or "technically" good, I don’t know. But this was good. Really good. Bright yellow colour with a thick, lasting frothy and rocky white head. Highly carbonated appearance. Floral, grassy, lightly herbal, and toasty aroma. Cereal, toasty, and cookie flavours, then floral, lightly perfumed, and almost nutty finish. Soft mouthfeel despite the very carbonated appearance and very refreshing. Subtle, but delicious. Thanks Dave!