PaulMcClure (16) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2017 waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours: Light, clear golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disappears.
Nose: Pilsner malt, biscuit, butter, slight hops, slight sweet caramel, and honey.
Taste: Pilsner malt, biscuit, honey, and slight caramel with just a hint of hops.
Mouthfeel: Oily, very drinkable, and actually slightly viscous for this style.
Overall: Great beer for a style I usually don’t like. Thanks for including this in the trade 321Jeff!
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 As far as lagers go, this is absolutely the top of my list. Really nice malt with an easy bitterness. Perfect for sipping in the summer. randy1969 (47) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy, yellow from the can with thin white head. Aroma of bready malt. Taste is clean, overall decent, leaves some bitterness drdisque (840) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2017
On tap in a large lager glass. Light colored and light bodied. Flavor is crisp and light. Well crafted. I think this is a little more like a German pilsner than a Helles, but that’s a fine distinction. Not a bad beer, but also not a lot of flavor here (but not surprised). CaskCaptain74 (5) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Very mild malt flavor with a bit of an overwhelming hop flavor on the finish. Would be a good beer for those who like hoppy lagers. I would like to see the beer a bit more balanced. BeerandBlues2 (13438) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate Pils husky and grainy malt with medium earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is moderate Pils grainy and husky malt with light earthy and spicy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
Brettsky06 (449) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2017
Pale yellow pour. Some floral aroma notes. Taste is sweet malt and some grains. Definitely more bitter than most helles. Some earthy notes as well. Very good overall vyvvy (6489) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Pours clear yellow with a white head. It has clean pale malt and light herbal hops. It has a medium body with mild carbonation. The taste is simple, clean and delightful. Nice German hops stick around. PorterPounder (7973) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Minneapolis, Mn - Target Field - Twins Game - 16 oz can, Pours a slightly sparkling, light golden with a thin white head, Aroma is buttery with hints of olive oil. Flavor has some of the same accents with some salty notes. Crisp grassy finish. Decent mouthfeel. Decent Helles, good representative of the style. mjmoen (538) - - MAY 19, 2017
C+. Pours a hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma of fresh bread, dry finish glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Can. Moderate grain and straw for the malt, light herbs for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with notes paper and pepper in the background. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, white, with thick crusty lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear straw. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, a little slick, with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Super nice Helles. Maybe a touch more bitter than a true German Helles but overall it ranks up there with the best of them.