Aroma, malty/sweet, with yeasty complexity in the background. Sweet and malty, just like it tastes. Spice complexity on the finish. Almost 'syrupy', which is interesting. When you hit 'syrupy', it's gross and hard to drink. This is about as close to that in sweetness as it can get and not go over. It's very complicated, and if you drink it slowly you take the time to appreciate that point. As I drink it I'm finding more and more trace items to consider. I appreciate it. I dunno if I 'like' it, but it merits the numbers it gets.
Reviewed: Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 21:24:49
A: Nice deep pale gold with a tad of haze. Normal white, small bubbles of low retention.
S: Perfumey floral and malt sweetness. Maybe a tad of banana and a very little orange.
T: Interesting floral/fruit notes then malt sweetness, and breadiness. Medium mouthfeel, a fair amount of carbonation. Subtle yet present hoppiness.
D: A sassy/spicy lager, that's decently balanced for a very unique version of Helles Bock. I've had some of versions of the style that are overly sweet or whacky. I like this beer, it a very good utility player, just not a super star...but then again teams with util players.
Reviewed: Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 21:21:44