3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2018
Lightly hazed and sparkling gold with a lasting cap of foam. Quiet, near-neutral malt shows as toast, baguette, with mild off-notes of apple and dirty dish rag (DMS); hops are not apparent in the aroma and finishing bitterness is restrained. It's a sweet, slightly-watery Helles that's just a touch too unclean, worse as it warms and opens, of course. From bottle stamped L7086, 5.3% ABV.
FatPhil (17742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 500ml bottle - thanks, Marduk! (5:3:6:3:11=2.8)Marduk (9003) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2017
Soft vanillaey malts in the aroma. Gold, small head. Nice malty body, almondy and vanillaey, perfumey hops. Nice bitter bite. Really full-charactered lager. Underrate?
500ml bottle (thanks Viil) as 5.3%. Clear dark golden color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Grainy, herbal hops, bit dusty in aroma. Grainy, dusty, herbal hops in taste. Grainy and bit buttery aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Simple, but solid. martjoobolut (5562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle, 5.3% abv (from marduk). Pours clear golden with whiteish head. Aroma is grainy, malt, cardboard. Flavor is sweet and bitter, grains, cardboard, hoo extract. Finish is dry. Overall: drinkable. RSRIZZO (2038) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2017
16.9oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Lager glass at 41°. Color is bright gold with a slight haze. Carbonation is good giving it a tight white head. Aroma is mild sweetness giving honey and corn. It has a lighter medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is light honey, a hint of grain and a light bitterness. Aftertaste is dry with a hint of hop spice. Overall it's a light, easy drinking brew, not bad for this style.
SinH4 (7041) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 Bottle, thanks MoritzF! Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is juicy malts with a light fruitiness, a little bit spicy, hay. Taste is juicy malts, fruity hop spice again, easily drinkable, perfectly balanced. Natural carbonation. An unpretentious beer and an excellent examples of what Helles can be, even when bottled. 7-3-7-4-15TEJA (3434) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Tap at the Klosterbräustüberl. As remembered - I like it a bit more than the Kloster-Hell, it has more hopspice. 7-3-7-4-16
Sampled at the Reutberg ?losterbrauerei. Dirty aroma. Dry malty taste with a medium bitterness. biir (1728) - Berlin, - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle at Blau-Weiss - clear golden color with frothy white head. A beautiful Helles. The body is not that malty compared to other good Hell, but its still there, dough and hay. Plus this beer has a lovely overtone of fruity hops, its fresh and crisp and easily drinkable with a moderate bitterness. I loved it. haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Crystal clear and a very light straw color. Sweet hoppy, grassy, and a little spicy aroma. Dry finish. SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle from Robinwood: Created a thick fluffy foam cap rested on top a glowing yellow blonde. Aroma is faint with only a minor whiff of grain and wheat. The drink is semi sweet with notes of bitter grain and hay like flavors. Overall a crisp clean blonde but it was bland and nothing short of normal.