Andechser Vollbier Hell

Andechser Vollbier Hell

Jungle Jim’s, Cincinnati, June 2021. A classic. Light golden, sparkling body with utter clarity. Great, wispy, massive head, but because of the wispy nature it collapses quite quickly. I wonder if the head is different on draft? Nose and tastes give the...

Saranac Helles

12 oz single courtesy of Kevin. A good clean, bright (appropriate) pour with a head head that is not especially well retained or leads to much lace. Carbonation is good amidst the golden, clear body. Some light, peppery spice on the aroma and tastes that also lend a...

Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold

Delighted to find this at Hop City as a 12 oz single. Not sure if I have seen this in the US before now, a welcome addition. Classic golden clarity on the pour, with nice carbonation that produces a bone-white head. Some lace and a little retention. Nose and tastes...

Shiner Smokehaus

OK, mixed reviews on this one I see, let’s have a go. 12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a decent, somewhat frothy, typical for the Helles style yellow. Head was average with some retention and lace. Nose gives away very little except a touch...

Barons Lager

To be honest, I was really surprised by this and I really enjoyed it. 12 oz single from Tower on Buford. Clouded yellow appearance with a nice, bubbly soapy head and some lace to go along with it. Carbonation is low. Soft mouthfeel with a mild citrus grapefruit taste...