LandbierNovember 1, 2005 Chicago, IL
Imported by Wein-Bauer, Inc.
Alcohol (wt.): n/a
Alcohol (vol.): 5.3
Color: 6.00 EBC
Bitterness: 27.00 EBC
Original Gravity: n/a
Final gravity: 12,80 %
Malts used: Pilsen malt/wheat malt/caramel malt
Hops used: Saazer hop/regional muehlviertler malt
Proof that beer can be light and still flavorful. Effervescent, pale golden body is topped with a thick ivory kopf. The nose is fresh and pretzel-like with an herbal hop perfume. The palate is light and delicate, yet there is a nice malty quality. It is balanced with enough hops to give the impression of dryness making it a good beer to serve with food,like lunch of chilled cucumber soup, tuna Nicoise and fresh organic Rainier cherries.
- Charles Finkel
Straw coloured, with a soft white head. Full and fresh aroma: honeyed sweetness, with a hint of sharp lemon. Soft, dry grass and cereal top notes. Sherbet lemon boiled sweets? A soft beer in the mouth with those sherbet lemons appearing again, but the sweetness is balanced by a peripheral acidity – it’s not cloying. A slow finish, with a late, distinct and clear bitterness emerging. A very pleasant cleansing Helles character. Eminently drinkable on a warm day.
- Michael Jackson
The solid pop from the swing-top bottle is reassuring, and—sure enough—a fresh, delicate beer awaits. Golden straw-colored with a white head, fresh on the nose, perfume-like. Apricot, spicy, grass aromas (probably the hops, but it conjures up an image of wet, freshly cut barley). Sweet-cookie maltiness, quickly giving way to dry finish that compliments the lightly spicy Tettnanger hops. The label indicates the beer is lagered 66; time well spent.
- Stan Hieronymus
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of Ultimate Beer, the Simon & Schuster Guide to Beer and numerous other works on drinks, Jackson has created legions of converts to fine beer.
Editor at Realbeer.com, a professional journalist for 40 years and amateur brewer for 15, Hieronymus is the author of four beer books, including Brew Like a Monk.
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