ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2005
I find the lagers of Weltenburg to be amongst the finest in the world, yet this really didn’t satisfy me at all. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a Weltenburger chalice. Clear pale yellowish gold body, highly charged in carbonation and topped off with a loose, fluffy white crown that lasted and left some lace (appearance was spot on the money). Dry, bitter and raspy lawn clippings, sour-grass, and bay leaves in the harsh aroma along with underlying notes of pine nuts, chaff and fresh squeezed lemons. Hop dominated in the mouth also and were rather harsh on the tongue. Grassy, leafy and bitter; slightly metallic, tangy and acrid down the back of the mouth. Extra light in body and slightly chemically soapy in mouthfeel, this was honestly a hard one to finish. Dry for the length with only an inkling of powdery grain that wasn’t enough to save it. Disappointing, as I love this brewer. I just hope it was a bad sample. (50cL, 23/03/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville) shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Very sweet aroma, but strangely bitter flavor. Enjoyable and somewhat light, slight bit of lacing from head. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bright golden with lively carbonation and a retaining white & foamy head. Adequate, ragtag lace. Musty aroma with yeast, vinyl and herbal hops. Slightly acrid. Flavor held light roast and bitter, herbal hops. Didn’t really do that much for me.
dhshool (22) - Richmond, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2005
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Poured from a bottle, the fairly dense foam rises nicely, not overly carbonated. There is just a bit of lacing. The head dies down to about 1/2" after 2-3 minutes to almost nothing after that. Very pale yellow in color. Smells more malty than most pilsners.
Tastes more malty than most pilsners, as well. A bit of a malt / fruit / yeast aftertaste, but fairly mild. Decent beer but not ultra smooth like others in this category. TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Predominantly malty in my opinion, with a crisp hoppy taste to balance. Finished mossy and yeasty. Light enough to be refreshing, but not so much that it weakened the experience.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle poured a cloudy yellow with a skunky malt aroma.
Flavor is malt and corn with a hint of lemon and a bitter yeasty finish. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Aroma was skunky. A cloudy yellow body witha white foamy head. Was watery and had a medium bitter taste to it. At the finish a somewhat dried fruit aftertaste. Decent seeing it was 105 degrees today. Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2005
Fresh hoppy character dominates, well rounded malty palate. Clean crisp and refreshingly bitter. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Straw golden, with a small lightly creamy head. Nice sweet malt in perfect balance with the aroma hops. 170305 and 220900
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Light golden body under a weak white head. Aroma was yeasty, fruity, malty some sweetness, citrus notes. Medium body, watery. Flavor was crisp and clean but with little to commend it. A decent pils if one likes the style.