notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2010
A high quality helles - light but flavorful - a full malt backbone starts things out, some honey character - dries a but halfway through, allowing some toasted graininess and grassy hops to come through - a touch of sweetness returns on the tail end - clean, refreshing and tasty - go Rockies! waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2009
tap at ball park. golden pour with moderate white head. nice grainy body with nice little bite. very refreshing. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
slightly different name @GABF-on tap pours a white head with gold color. Taste is medium/light malt, slight flat hop. OK/mild carbonation. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Mild, sweet, herbal hop forward aroma. Golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to ring. Oddly strong fruitiness in the flavour with some cereal malt character and herbal, grassy hops leading to fair finishing bitterness. Light body with strong carbonation. Sampled on tap at the Sandlot at Coors Field. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Diminishing white head tops a clear golden liquid. Weird nose that offers fruity esters as much as rounded malt flavors. Banana, basil and peppery hops all take the train together, evolving on a rather tart, fruity railway. Light bodied, small bubbled carbonation. Not the most accurate helles, but a pleasant drink.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
At the brewery: another winner from Sandlot. Poured golden yellow with a full white head. Light fruit aroma. Mild yeasty flavor with a touch of fruit. Nice body. A very nice beer. Sandlot makes some nice stuff. ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 On draught at the brewpub, 9/30/2005. Pours a very thick looking, deep yellow-brass-golden color. Head is ample and frothy, well-retained. Clarity has somewhat of a chill haze when first served, due to how cold it is served, but becomes quite clear as it warms. Not much lacing, if any, was left behind on the glass. Smells of thick, doughy, sugary, rich malted barley and grainy pale/munic malts. Fresh herbs and grass, with light yellow fruits present in the background. Flavor comes on strong with rich honey and bitter hops, leafy, lightly floral and peppery. Thick, wonderful feeling texture. This is not some watery, overcarbonated mess of a helles. I was surprised by how substantial the malt is and how fresh the hops are. Dough, grains and honey for miles, with well-balanced and most importantly, highly apparent hops. Screams of quality brewing. Just wish I could get a little more yeastiness from it. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Bright golden colour. Slightly crisp hop note but mainly fresh bready malts. Full malt character with a light fruitiness that thankfully doesn’t detract too much from the expressive malts. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
09.30.05 Tap at brewpub. Crystal clear pale straw with tall and lasting white head. Cereal aroma, lightly toasty, lightly floral, hints of pepper and citrus. Super balance. I could drink this all night at a ball game. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Draught at the Sandlot. Clear golden body with mild carbonation and a clear white head. Nice fresh malt aroma with a pineapple citrusy character and hop qualities of dry hay and grass. A pleasant but significantly hoppy helles with grass and pepper notes. Semi-dry with moderate acidity and medium-high bitterness. Comes across mildly astringent, but good overall.