crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Munich Gold, from the local grocery store in a nice looking brown bottle with gold label. Produced on 02/09.
Pours a nice, crystal clear, deep gold with a compact white head that rises articulately above the rim. It has good head retention and once if finally recedes it leave some nice lacing. Tons of tiny bubbles race to the surface, a mighty tasty looking brew.
Smell is that typical Helles everyone loves. It is grainy and bready but with that ever present balance of hops, and like in most Helles lagers they are in balanced perfect harmony.
Nice peppery hop and malt balance on the tongue as always. This beer like any of the big 6 Helles beers will continually deliver again and again. Nice, crisp mouthfeel.
Overall, it’s not quite at the pinnacle of the Muenchener Helles variety but it is solid, easy to find, highly drinkable, another winner form Munich.
wlajwl (6140) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a decent maltiness to it, but too watery when compared to the best Helles.
BiddleBrau (1184) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with minimal head, slightly effervescent. Nose is of grain and corn. Palate medium. Sweet malt taste, slightly bitter and finishes very clean. Light on all fronts.
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bouteille de 500ml acheté à la SAQ, Bière bonde dorée translucide, une mince mousse blanche disparait rapidement du sommet de la bière. Nez de malt avec une touche de houblon. En bouche la bière est plus du coté du malt que des houblons malgré une légère amertume en fin de bouche. Le corps est moyen. agréable. 4/10
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean gold color with a low, white head. Aroma has a grainy, mildly sweet nose with a touch of Noble hops presence. Flavor has a grainy punch to start off but is offset by a light lemon fruit bite (not sour or acidic) and a very mild noble hops grassy kick. Body is light with very fine carbonation giving it a light pop at the end. Overall not bad. This bottle may of been a bit old as there were some aged flavors in there but overall a very palatable brew, especially at meal time.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle, 5.5% a/v
Very light gold colour with a generous white head. Aroma is very "beery", smells like a typical pils type lager. The taste is very much the same, a slightly fruity but incredible average pilsner. A bit too malty for me and too sweet in the aftertaste. This is the first unimpressive Hacker Pschorr beer ive ever had. Poor work guys!
rjeschmi (2) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a light follow up to Belgian ales not bad. Nose light. Taste a bit malty. No lasting palate. A bit of sweetness. As light as I can enjoy.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Tap] Pours a clear and bright golden color with a cap of white head. Aroma of light malts, cereal grains and biscuit. Mildly malty taste with a crisp hops finish. Light skunk and lemongrass notes throughout. Despite the last comment, this beer was actually better than I expected. Nice balance and decent body make this highly drinkable.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold pour, bubbly head. Very grainy hoppy scent. Very strong carbonation. Grassy hoppy taste. No bitterness. Alright but not great in any way.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toh guarda un po’ che la gita ai baracconi (Luna Park) mi è anche valsa una birra nuova qui: credevo fosse la helles che ho bevuto alla spina anni fa ad Arquata, ma non lo è. Devo ammettere che come helles tedesca industriale mi ha detto qualcosina di più, un poco di luppolo si nota, per il resto un esempio pulito e non osceno. Noioso però sì.