Alengrin (5382) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2017 altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Russian grocery near Artis, Amsterdam. Bold golden body with big head. Nose is spicy, milky, grassy. Taste is spicy, sweet, malty, caramel. Pretty good blend. Gets a bit drier and papery in the near finish. Ends up sweet and syrupy. Okay.
Bavarian Helles allegedly made to a Kazakh recipe, with Russian label, from a 50 cl bottle; apparently dedicated to the Kazakh miners. Tightly cobweb-lacing, snow white, moussy, stable head slowly showing gaps in the middle, over an immediately hazy, straw blonde beer with olive greenish tinge. Aroma of old damp chicken corn, freshly cut green cabbage, freshly ironed cloth, old wet cardboard, cut and almost fermenting grass after an afternoon of lawn mowing, vague hints of chalk, extendedly stewed turnips, brown soap, minerals and old wrinkled apple peel. Neutral onset, very grainy, bit sourish but with sweetish-soapy notes as well, continuing well over the middle and making up this beer’s main business; medium carbonated, with a slick, supple, medium thick mouthfeel, feeling a tad ’fuller’ than 5.5% actually. Minerally side notes - entirely due to carbonation - accompany a softly cereally, slightly ’white’ bready, soft pale malty body, almost vaguely Kellerbier-like at times, but not quite achieving the same refinement and elegance; finishes with a certain ’soapiness’ to it as well as a continuation of this sweetish and sourish graininess, in a soft, almost ’fluffy’ manner which is most certainly related to the hazy looks of this beer. All the way at the back, a grassy, ever so slightly spicy hop touch can be felt, yet without providing any bitterness as such, unable to prevent the finish from descending into a thin ’wateriness’. Ends a bit soapy and a tad chalky too, but mostly very softly malty, with a near-bready quality to it, very inviting and ’friendly’ actually. Too bad this apparently isn’t a Kazakh country tick - but by itself, this is a very acceptable and digestible, though somewhat ’rough’ example of a Münchener Helles, with a soft, rounded, subtle malt sweetishness to it and just that almost ’invisible’ dash of grassy, noble hops for balance, faraway as they may be. I had worse examples of this style, even from Bavaria. beerstar88 (587) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2017
Röstmalziger Antrunk, süsslicher Malzkörper, feingehopft im Abgang. Fehlgeschmack ist nicht vorhanden. Trinkbares dunkles Bier. Idiosynkrasie (7539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 17, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small, frothy, hlaf-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Metallic hoppy and grainy aroma. Taste is minimally sweet grainy, metallic, grassy hoppy overtones. labeerinthum (870) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 6, 2016
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è corta. Il gusto al naso è orzo. Il cappello di schiuma ha una discreta resistenza, con bollicine medie. Il perlage è dato da bollicine fini, con carbonazione praticamente piatta. Il liquido appare limpido. Il colore è giallo dorato brillante. Il corpo è rotondo. Il dolce è medio. L’amaro è percettibile. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale è pulito e dissetante. L’aroma in bocca ha i sentori di miele, pane e orzo. biir (1366) - Berlin, - JAN 21, 2016
Flasche - Okay, hätte nicht gedacht, dass das aus Deutschland kommt. Öfter im russischen Supermarkt gekauft, wegen des Designs und weil es gut trinkbar ist. Schönes Helles, würzig, etwas dünn.
Cthulhu (1035) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
Let me get this straight.So this a german helles with a russian label produced by germans for eastern european people that are living in Germany ? Not expecting anything from this one just bought it because of the cool retro soviet label. Golden colour and a bit of grass taste and malt syrup.Thin body kto (1313) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2015
pours clear pale yellow with a medium white head and some lacing. bonus point for the bottle label. nose corn, malts, grass. flavour the same, sweetish. oily texture. some late hoppy bitterness, but overall a pretty boring helles. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
Bouteille 50cl split with Tomaz, from Russian shop in Berlin.
Dorée, col blanc disparaissant vite.
Arôme est citrique houblonné noble, rétro de grains.
Palais malt pils, noble fleuri léger citronné assez monodimensionnelle et douce sur la fin.
Rien à voir ici. SVD (1989) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at home, light golden beer with a small head, aroma is sweet, malt, taste is the same, meh mediocre Case (300) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
Pours clear pale yellow with medium white head. Aroma is grains, sweet malts, grass. Taste is sweet and quite malty, faint bitterness. Why is a German brewery brewing a Kazakhstani beer? Too sweet.