brugmanneke (283) - - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(50 cl bottle) Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, hay. A hint of cardboard. Only light bitterness, light sweetness. Rather short finish. Well drinkable, though not exciting. I expect it tastes better on tap at (or near) the brewery.
biir (968) - Berlin, - NOV 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - clear golden color, white head. Taste is malty, bready, medium sweet. A bit dough and hay. Finish is even slightly hoppy. Good.
Marko (5269) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Žina for sharing this with us! Poured a yellow-golden body with a white head. Grainy, malty aroma, sweetish. Soft, grainy taste, honey notes, nice and soft, very light soapy herbal notes as the only thing maybe indicating that some hop was used. This is basically the prototypical helles, completely spot-on malt-wise for the style. With a better integrated hoppiness - though a helles obviously doesn’t need much of it - this would’ve been a world classic. Like this, pretty close. Again, it’s a helles, so not much can be expected from it. Very well executed lager in any case.
SaintMatty (7082) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a foamy head. Grassy aroma with notes of citrus. Bready and slightly metallic taste with biscuity malt, grain, caramel and a hint of citrus.
SinH4 (3727) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is floral, grainy, bready, rather sweet. Taste is again a bit floral, bready, sweet grains. The carbonation is a bit too aggressive. Besides that, it’s a nice Helles.
anstei (1461) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Some nice floral hops for a helles, even though it is not much. Hints of butter over a typical sweetness and bitterness and carbonation. Less refreshing than others. A good one for a helles.
djoeye (4130) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma; pale malts, toffee notes, floral hops sweet way, nut, honey note, meadowsweets, mild sweet grassy berries, bread n dough. Look; pale pearl white bighead, clear light golden body. Taste; pale malts, soft hops, grass, toffee note, a faint honey note, bread n dough - leading to a malty bready finish with a grass touch. Feel; normal body, easy, normal carbonation. Overall; serve chilled, you’ll be satisfied. [50cl.btl 4.9% BB20.09.16]
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Vagabund Brauerei, Berlin, 24 Aug 2016) Golden colour with brief, frothy, white head. Malty nose with grass, bread, honey and fresh grassy/spicy hops. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of bread, apricots, grass and a balanced herbal, grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight malt sweetness. Tasty and well made helles with a soft malt character and fresh hop presence. Nice one.
harrisoni (17574) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as the Held Brau Hell. Bottle from Aldi drunk in a park in Bamberg. Clear gold colour lasting white head. Malty aroma. Some bread some yeast. It’s ok. Not my thing as a little too bready and i prefer something cleaner. Distinctly ok. Some lemon hop on the finish. Rest is just a little bready for me. Ok.
Grzesiek79 (4133) - Radom, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo dobrze wygląda, brak metnosci i jasne jest ale piana ladna i stoji długo. Zapach trochę podwedzonych produktów mlecznych. Smak slodowe ale lekko, trochę dymne w smaku tresciwosc w sam raz. Dobre do objadu bo uzupelnia doskonale rybe gotowana.
Cthulhu (1008) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - APR 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle as Held Brau Hell( I guess like most of the people here ).Golden colour with medium head that quickly disappears.Barnyard and hay aroma. Strong hay flavour. Very mild, Medium body and carbo.