theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2010
500 ml swing top bottle, purchased at the Beer Authority in Lake City (Seattle) Washington. 3 A notched on the label. Pour is hazed yellow orange with a pure white two inch head which is quite lasting. As it eventually falls, nice lacing is left behind. Aroma of sugary caramel malt as though it is being cooked, along with a bright sweet cherry and a hint of grainy earthiness under that. Clean enough, though perhaps a touch on the sweet side for my liking. Taste is the nose, with the cherry jumping out in front, turning towards the sugar sweet caramel malt, and finisihing with the grain earthiness. The earthiness is a bit muddled, almost oxidized tasting, but not quite. Palate is medium to thin, a bit oily and the aftertaste introuduces some synthetic artificial sweetner. Nice enough, just too sweet for my tastes. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Swing-top bottle. Honey and grainy malt aroma. Clear golden yellow color with large head and moderate effervescence. Slight sweet grainy barley malt flavor. A bit too sweet. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2010
50cl bottle. Large white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple/nectarine, bread. Taste is medium sweet, apple, bread, light hay/straw. Light body, fairly clean, light effervescence. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
InnStadt Brauerei Passau Germany--Innstadt Neues Helles Premium--Swing Top--2008 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (3.25 / 5.0) Dense lacy white head. Clear dull yellow gold color. Mild soft floral hop front. Cloying mild sweet mild creamy butter caramel smooth malty body. Dull hop lingering malt mild stanky smooth end. Bland. No Fresh Zest. Sampled 3/21/2009. 2 @ $3.99 Each. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2010
500ml swingtop. Pours a light golden, very light chill haze, with a big yet pillowy and loose white head. Light honey, grassy nobel hops, little bit of corn and big amounts of cracker/white bread malt. Light to medium light feel, carbonation is almost creamy. Light sweet, touches of honey, malty...yet light ’crackery’ malt, smooth and even mild nobel hops from mid to finish. Easy drinking, enjoyable and to style.
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a foamy off white head. The nose is nice, full of sweet malts and fruit. The flavor is sweet and grainy, but without any bitterness to balance. This beer could definitely stand to be hoppier, as is it is too sweet. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Fairly sweet, lots of honey and cookie dough, almost zero bitterness, really unbalanced. Damn, this was a fresh bottle too. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours a wonderful light golden with a lingering cotton-like head that lingers throughout.
Soft, bready malt and restrained carbonation give this Helles a very rich and appropriate mouthfeel. Restrained noble hop bitterness, with a very slight hint of hop spice. Definite toast and bread-like flavor. Medium body.
Slightly cloudy in the glass and that is a very slight detraction from the overall beer. Overall a great example of a Helles Bock. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Golden color with no head. Malty yeasty Wonder Bread aroma with mild honey. Light/ medium body. Flavor is again Wonder Bread yeastyness slathered with filtered honey and mild berry fruit. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2009
500, swingtop. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a towering, sudsy platinum blonde head. Stringy lace gathers on the way down. Bready, maybe slightly corny nose. Not quite vegetal but flirting with it in that neutral artichokey way. Creamy medium body with soft woolly carb. Slightly biscuity, slightly bready and corny mid palate with a neutral finish. Drinking a beer this mild this far from its home when it’s this cold out is kinda pointless...it’s bound to taste better fresher, and its charms are probably lost in this weather.