shrubber85 (11080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Honey, apple, caramel malt and straw aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Moderately sweet apple. caramel malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Decent - probably quite a bit better fresh.
Patrickctenchi (6420) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear, deep gold, with a small white head.
Grain malt, mild apple aroma.
Fruity, grain malt, toffee malt taste.
Nice body...pretty tasty.
Sebilinz (2125) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden body with nice large lasting white head. Aroma is grains an slighty fruity. Taste is nice grains and bisquits. Aftertaste is nice sweet and bitter. Nice Lager.
solidfunk (8358) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok drinking. Not a lot of flavor here. Golden pour. Crisp finish. Average carbonation. Bottle.
Saeglopur (1960) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Klosterladen Schottenstift, Vienna.
Deep golden, clear body, with a big, frothy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of bread, grass, ripe fruits, honey.
Taste follows this, with some more citric notes and some herbs.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, a bit dry, hoppy, citric, grassy, herbal.
Nice one. Definitely not an average Helles, pretty aromatic for this style, with interesting fruit notes, but still easy and fresh. Another great style example from this brewery.
GarrettB (1550) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 14th, 2013 - The previous beer in the Schlagl panel was the Doppel Bock, and the next in line is the Kristall. No, not the fabulously decadent symbol of wealth, but a demure brew showing off the power of subtlety and parsimony in brew crafting. The head is a web, mottled mess, and the body is a deep honeycomb orange with a shifting sand style of haze. In the smell I catch honey and white grapes, though the vapors aren’t spritzy enough to carry the full implication of freshness that the scents express. The taste is also quite light, with a touch of white peach flesh, honey, and apple juice, served on a delicate yet sudsy palate. Another fitting entry, and an under appreciated bottle.
Benzai (15015) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from Euro Swap 7 thanks to Sebilinz] @ home. (Note: even after consulting Erich / Sebilinz we weren’t sure which beer it was, but we’re guessing this one. Bottle said "helles" but also 5.0% ABV. Barcode was not in the database so no way to tell for sure.) Clear light yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, hayish, decently bitter. Suitable body and carbonation. Quite clean and crisp. Nice.
Beerhunter111 (18799) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flasche von Geiserich, vielen Dank! Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht getreidig, malzig. Geschmack malzig, getreidig mit leicht metallischem Abgang.
Braudog (6545) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Slightly murky golden hay-colored beer. Not much of a head. Evokes the musty, dusty side of European lagers ... big time corn-like vegetal character. The finish is creamy, both in feel and flavor, followed by a very final dying kick of that crunchy corn. (#5509, 5/7/2014)
kramer (6529) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a small fizzy white head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is mostly bready malt with a minimal touch of hops and some cereal grains. The flavor is a bit bland with a little too much sweetness for the style and light hoppiness. Some pale bready malts and a little bit of a vegetal note. Light bodied with a bit of clinginess on the finish and fizzy carbonation. Not the best example of the style.