Lacho (95) - USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour in a tall glass, golden with plenty of foam. Almost no aroma, but first taste is good. Strangely sweet at first, the taste is very fresh. This is a very drinkable beer.
suurjuust (3504) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden yellow beer, medium white head. Nose is dusty hops and malt, some grass. Flavor is on the malty side, grassy hops, grain, caramel. Lingering hops and grains. Crisp texture. High drinkability.
Marduk (7487) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden yellow color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Grainy, herbal, dusty and bit sour in aroma. Sweet malts, herbal, sourish, grains in taste. Damp grassy hops and sweet malts in aftertaste. Drinkable brew.
AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfortunately I believe the specimen I purchased from Hy-Vee off of Conley Rd in Columbia, MO was exposed to light to an excessive degree and therefore oxidized which resulted in this particular bottle having a skunky odor and first-taste. I tried to place this aside knowing that Weihenstephaner brews are overall excellent quality. Oktoberfest/Marzen brews aren’t my favorite, either. All in all, a bready, dry, somewhat tart brew. Not bad.
Emeister84 (2414) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of fresh grain, grass, bready. Clear gold with a mostly lasting white head. Mostly dry, bready, grassy. Medium bodied.
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, crisp, yet a little dry, wheaty taste. Interesting spiciness, combo of flavors.
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light gold with a white head. Earthy. Grass. Straw. Pils malt. Easy to drink and full of character. Well made as expected. Could enjoy this all day.
thirstyrabbit (1847) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale straw golden body (looks more like a typical Helles). Mild biscuity aroma with light hops. Sweet malty body with faint hopping. The hopping feels subtle but somehow it manages to cover the extra alcohol in it so it does not feel even a bit stronger than your average 5,0% lagers. Very clean and well made lager but mostly too plain to give any higher marks.
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pale amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are malt accented with notes of sweet pilsner malt and mild caramel. Bready and sweet on the palate with backing notes of plum and mild herbal hop. Medium bodied with a fairly crisp finish. Simplistic, but decent.
TAR (2732) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beaming golden. Persistent, tightly-woven white head. Aroma of hayfields, candied lemon zest, metal, honeysuckle, cane sugar and honeyed white bread. Hint of concrete. Soft carbonation, although a tad foamy. Honeyed-hay sweetness precedes a very gentle floral, nectar-kissed Hallertauer expression. A hop-derived spiciness shyly pokes through with wood and aniseed notes bringing much needed firmness to the body. Hushed lemony shades impart an acidic sparkle while synergizing with the leafy elements. Fairly good balance, if leaning towards sweet. Malt is nice and polished, albeit simplistic, with prevalent white bread and wafer cookie accents. No presence of melanoidins or vibrant hay lushness from the pils malt. Honeylike sugars cling to the palate and thwart much of the snappiness, although a dried hay characteristic helps restore some dryness. Mostly clean fermentation, with the exception of a touch of saccharine. Lean but fairly sweet finish is comprised of white bread, golden raisin, grassy malt and a hint of fuzzy DMS. Bit of a mixed bag is this one. Nothing particularly stands out that wows me, and the concrete, metal and DMS, while subtle and tolerable, could be cleaned up. Would prefer a drier finish and more hop expressiveness, but all in all this is perfectly effortless to throw back.