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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Pale export beer. A particurlarly palatable and full-bodied beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
Draught. White small head. Red brown body. Malt aroma and flavor with little bitterness and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3867) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle, courtesy of the Danes @ ZBF 2005. Gold, off white head and moderate condition. Good malty nose with some graininess, soft sweet grainy Helles maltiness dominant in the mouth and slight chalky bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
On tap. Golden colour with nice large head. Little aroma of malt and some noteable of hops. Very sweet malty flavour nice but nothing speciel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2006
After a number of (as yet unrated) beers from central and eastern Eurpoe it wastime to go to the home of the solid European lager. The golden pour and clean head are a given perhaps, but I do like the bready maltiness that is one of the hallmarks of the style. Very crisp and clean with a good balance of sweet malt and German hops. Very much a must have again beer from a fine brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a creamy, white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Actually this is completely dominated by sweet malt - very, very sweet malt - with only a discreet hint of bitterness in the finish. Very classical Helles. 211205

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2005
This is fast becoming my favourite German brewer. Like Weihenstephan, they seem incapable of making a mediocre beer. On an evening when the mercury brushed 40C, this hit the spot. All the Weltenburger beers Ive sampled to date have looked great and this is no exception. Its a lucid pale gold with a fine, tall lasting head. And it has one of those aromas that says quality. Its not "big" but there are no false notes. Its soft and malty with fresh bread, lychee, canned pineapple and faint pine. Malt is again to the fore in the mouth. Very bready, soft and rounded, with some piney notes in a gentle finish. Lovely stuff. (500ml bottle, IBS Perth, bb 27/3/05)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle in Sarasota, FL. Pours a straw color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting. Average bready malt aroma. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Moderate sweet , light bitter flavor with an average finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2005
Medium pale gold crystal clear with large shortish lasting fine bubbled bright white head and reasonable lace. Surprisingly sweet grainy malty and bubblegum aroma on opening of bottle. The initial degree of maltiness does not quite agree with the colour. As it warms the malt becomes less bright and mroe biscuity with a hint of woody hops and a touch of smoked? something grows. Palate is medium, clean, tongue tip tingling carbonation fading to slightly cloying. Flavours are quite complex. Initially a slightly stale bitter hops and biscuit malt together with hints of pine needles, grapefruit rind and theres that smoked? again. Finish is soft smooth aged woody bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2005
After having the Urtyp last night I found this one more to my liking. Clear pale golden body with a compact white head. The aroma is not as prominent as the urtyp, and the hops show up first then backed up by light malts. On the taste it was once again pretty smooth, medium bodied, grainy, some citrus, some shortbread and a soft carbonation. Not big in taste but slipped down very easily. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2980) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2005
Have to go against the grain, so to speak, with this one as I found this to be exceptional. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a Weltenburger chalice. Pale yellow gold, brilliantly clear, with a flurry of fine carbonation surging up to a half inch, compact, soapy white head that lasted and left drabs of lace down the glass. Unusual, barnyard musty malt in the aroma, gritty, earthy and dry with a subtle balance of forest floor hops. Similarly gritty and husky, grainy malt flavours in the mouth; chaff, toffee and toasted grains were balanced to perfection by notes of tangerines mid-palate, and sour malt and hops in the back, finishing off with a grassy bitter and peppery hop swallow. This was a lovely Helles, that went down so swiftly and with a constant, gleaming grin on my face. Beautifully balanced and well crafted. Lovely!!! (50cL, 27/03/06, Intl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

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