Piw (1223) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2017
500ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelgolden mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Würzig. Malzig. Vollmundig. Leichte Honigaromen. Etwas süß. ischas (777) - - JUL 13, 2017
0,5 l Bügelflasche. Oranges, trübes Bier, cremiger Schaum, schöne Gardine. Riecht rauchig. Schmeckt malzig, würzig, rauchig. Calisky (3019) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 31, 2016
Couleur légère ambrée, légère mousse. Nez malt d’orge et céréales. Gout malt d’orge, leger caramel, houblonné, avec des notes acidulées en fin de bouche. Rien d’exceptionnel WillemsUrenkel (1978) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2016
0,5 l swing top bottle as Hell naturtrüb. Redgolden and Little bit unclear in the glass with a mighty white foamy head. Low sweet malty on the nose. Taste starts malty, Some fruity sweetness, caramell, smooth. High carbonated. Low bitterness in the second row. Okay. Olimpio (11) - - JUN 25, 2016
Espuma consistente e duradoura, pouco amargor, suave e refrescante. Aroma fresco de malte e lúpulo bem floral. Corpo médio padrão de uma ótimo cerveja alemã.
jaghana (6224) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle 50cl, a slightly cloudy golden beer with medium head. Aroma is grainy, on dry cereals, bit watery, bottom yeast notes, some grassy hops, less complex. Grainy and light bitterness at the finish, bit corny too. BaroneBirra (472) - Gorizia, ITALY - MAY 1, 2016
0.5 bottle labeled as Hell.
Clear gold, big head. Faint yeast aroma. Sweet yeast and bread taste. Pasty final. McSherman (669) - Aachen, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
Strohgelb-orange, leicht opal mit grobporigem weißem Schaum. Ein malziges, aber auch leicht würziges und erfrischendes Bier. Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Anniversary beer for the 200th years of existence of this Bavarian family brewery, thanks to Joke for bringing me this bottle! Tasted as P-D 1813 Hell Naturtrüb, but this is more or less the same thing as the 1813 Spezial Naturtrüb listed here, just in a slightly less strong version (4.9% ABV) and with somewhat different label. Comes from an old school German swing top bottle of 50 cl; the back label recommends shaking loose the yeast at the bottom before consumption, as in a Hefeweizen. Hazy peach blonde colour with orange hue, medium fizz, crowned with a moussy, off-white, lacing head of medium thickness, thinning after a while but retaining well on the edges and leaving a greyish veil over the liquid. Sweetish grainy aroma of unprocessed pale malts, dry cookies, old cake, hints of caramel candy, ’natural’ iron, biscuit, butterscotch, baked banana, plaster, old powder sugar or even artificial aspartame-like sweetener though this is not effectively used, butterscotch, damp cellar, cloth, some faint freshly cut grass. Apart, perhaps, from the biscuity smell, there is little of the smokiness promised on the label. Rounded, soft, sweetish graininess in the mouth, a tad caramelly and certainly biscuity, with fairly soft carbonation, slick, somewhat buttery but a bit thin body, flowing smoothly over the tongue; finish is a mere continuation of this without much change, though a very weak grassy hop echo is noticeable, providing only the faintest of bitterness, which is probably not intended here in the first place anyway. Straightforward but ’pure’ German malty lager, lacks the effervescence of a Zwickelbier and the hop character of a Kellerbier, so let’s resort to the dustbin category of Landbier then... Not unlike some of the slightly darker, sweeter, maltier pale lagers that are sometimes brought forth by larger breweries as alternatives to their regular standard pales (Grolsch’ Kornuit springs to mind). I wonder why this brewery produced something this simple to celebrate their 200th birthday, considering they make e.g. Dunkelweizen, Bock etc. as well... JoeinDahlem (1595) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Nice drinker with enough malt and yeast character. Lightly hazed copper-orange color, head fades quicker than I’d like. Sweetish, fruity and grainy nose -- mild whiffs of caramel, toasted nuts, grain bag and candied orange peel. Flavor is lighter than it could be, starting lightly sweet but winding up dryish, riding mild spicy bitterness. Ultimately it is a reasonably malty beer without being a sweet one. Have been working my way through a case of this, and it grows on me with each bottle.