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Wulle Biere Vollbier Hell

Rating: 2.9

Another beer I managed to try earlier in the month in Berlin now, this one is a beer that I picked up at a local shop next to our hotel in the Alexanderplatz area of the city but whose name I didn’t manage to get; I did however pick up a number of beers in the place and reviews of most will follow this one. This is a beer that I picked up based on the name and the fact that I’d never heard of it before despite plenty of German beers being readily available in the UK. Labelled as a helles lager, the beer is brewed in Stuttgart that will go down as my 115th German beer reviewed on this site with quite a few more to follow in the coming days and weeks.

Appearance (3/5): A very light beer that has a clear, golden amber body and is topped with a foamy white head that sits about a centimetre tall before disappearing almost instantly to leave a tiny patch of lacing at one end of the surface; not a great start really.
Aroma (5/10): Definitely a basic lager on the nose, this one opens with a lot of cheap lager malts and adjuncts alongside a corn sweetness that isn’t exactly appealing. There was a clean feel to the beer with some grassy touches and light hay before some subtle bitterness seen things out.
Taste (6/10): Corn and lager malts kick the taste off in the same vein as the nose, there is again a faint sweetness too before the hay and grassy flavours start to come through around the middle. There is at least some citrus and lemon flavours that are an improvement on the nose but not by much. It’s again a basic and not a very complex beer with some bread malts seeing things out at the end.
Palate (3/5): Light bodied but not quite a thin beer, the feel was a clean and crisp one with some freshness but for the most part is was the subtle sweetness that grabbed your attention; there was also a faint bitterness at the end to see things out. Thankfully no skunk was showing and it was relatively easy to drink despite being so basic and unexciting.

Overall (12/20): Definitely a light and quite a cheap, basic lager that was far below what I’ve come to expect from random German lagers that I pick up, this one wasn’t much better than a standard, mass-market offering and was ultimately a very disappointing one. There was a few malts that were decent enough and some faint sweetness, whilst the fact that no skunk was showing was definitely a positive but for the most part it was bland and uninspiring; definitely not one to seek out.

Brewed In: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Brewery: Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu
First Brewed: 2008
Type: Helles Lager
ABV: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Berlin, Germany
Price: €1.60 (approx. £1.36)

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  1. April 28, 2017 at 14:52

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