MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
A tad bit darker than the standard lager. Aroma is slightly skunky, but with a good bit of caramel and honey. Funky flavor, slightly oxidized, but some notes of honey and flowers. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2005
12oz bottle - Poured golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel malts grains, and a touch of hops. Taste is much the same. Some yeast as well. A sweet brew with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied and pretty good for the style. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Fresh bottle just arrived in MD - Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Nose held notes of toasted caramel, grains, florals, and bread. Nice toasted grain and light caramel flavors throughout, yet it’s followed up nicely with a decent German spicy hop bitterness in the end. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and worth a try for you Dort / Helles fans....
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Light golden color & fizzy. An average lager - this tastes like most of the other Christian Moerlein beers. Kind of malty, honey like sweetness and clean. A bit of hops at the end. Meh. thedm (6311) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of off-white colored fine to large sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was mildly malted and the mouth feel was thick and smooth. The flavor contained notes of mild caramel malts. A decent lager.
Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Bottle. Medium dark amber color with medium white head. Complex malt aroma and flavor with good finish. Very drinkable brew. mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2005
Not too bad. Lighter in color and a bit swet with a light, but hoppy taste. Had this on draft near Dayton, OH. I would definitely drink it again. DocLock (10973) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Dark straw colored with aroma of hopcit, some florals, and some honeyish sweetness. Tastes of pale malt, with some hopcit and a smooth finish. Not bad. hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Bottle. Smooth white head that mostly diminished, fair lacing, fine sized bubbles, transparent, very little carbonation, and a yellow hue. Aroma was malty, sweet and some hops. The flavor mimicked the aroma IMO. Fairly smooth palate. Puddleglum (16) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2004
This staple of the Cincinnati beer drinkers diet is still more than a standout in it’s league. The head was small and fizzles out, but it is a Helles after all. The flavor is always surprisingly sweet with malt and slight hops. The mouthfeel is very nice and fills the corners nicely but washes down without the sticky lingering. If nothing else Christian Moerlein deserves respect for being the first American beer brewed according to the Rheinheitsgebot Law of Purity and imported into Germany back when all most American beers were good for was killing snails.