GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014 joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tap 25. It pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is grainy, fresh bready pilsner malt with a touch of sweet apple skin. The flavor is nicely dry with a very spicy, minty hop bitterness. Grainy malt backbone. Solid bitter finish. I know it’s not characteristic of the Helles style, but I would have liked to see a bit more aroma hops here to match the bitterness. Still very tasty.
Tap at Dust Bowl -
I enjoyed this one quite a bit, and it kicked off the 11-beer tasting with my brother and nephew (okay, he didn’t drink but he was there). Aroma was pretty mild with a cane sugar aroma mixed with a subtle yeast aroma. Flavor had a nice showing of caramel-like malts, but just right for the style. Really clean, really flavorful with no noticeable flaws. Highly quaffable and pretty spot on for the style. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft, at Dust Bowl Brewing Company. Pours a bright, clear golden color; fine-bubbled head with solid retention and lacing. Nice rounded Pils maltiness in the nose; crisp, lightly zesty. Perfect mouthfeel: crisp, clean, with lively carbonation; hugely rounded Pils malt character with just enough mineral bitterness to frame it; a textbook, vibrant Helles. Delicious. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Fruity and light mineral aroma. Light mineral and grain flavor. Medium bodied. Grain and mineral notes linger.