Brewed by 7 Stern Bräu
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Vienna, Austria
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A blond, unfiltered lager with a predominantly hoppy aroma and with noble old world hops from Saaz. Dry and refreshing "Wiener Helles" resembles German Pilsners. This creation by our Slovak Head Brewer Vlado Sedmak is one of the most popular beers at 7Stern Bräu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2009
The beer had an amber body with a minimal tan head. Some moderated caramel and bready malt aroma, light citric hop perfume. Easy flavor of caramel malt, some savoury, grainy malt, with a herbal-grassy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2009
Draught at 7 Stern Brau, Vienna. Notes from July 08. Pours a hazy golden with lasting white head. Sweet malty aroma with grassy hop notes. Grainy and grassy flavour, ...though it works with good bitterness from the hops to balance this one out. Easy to drink and enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Cushiony pils malts coalesce with the wise Saaz spiciness in this balanced and authentic Helles-cum-Czech-style Svetle Lezak.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the bright golden haze.
-The Saaz is quite talkative here, elaborating on wooden and citrusy ideas, on top of the usual herbal spiciness.
-The soft effervescence serves the body ably.
-This is not the only Viennese "Helles" which is very reminiscent of Czech unfiltered Svetlés or Franconian Kellerbiers.
-This is so underrated, it’s depressing. This site is not used by nearly enough quality lager lovers.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Draught, 4.7% at the brewpub. Good bready aroma, citric aroma hops. Cloudy dark yellow colour. Stable plasticky white head, giving the frothy mouthfeel I do not particularly like. The flavour is OK bready. Medium bitterness, rough in an OK way. Hint of soft fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7841) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Golden in colour with a big, foamy white head. Aroma of hay, bready malts and a hint of yeastiness. Flavour had savoury, grainy malt, with a herbal edge and some grassy hops. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
on tap @ 7 Stern Brau, Vienna. Pours light pale yellow with a slightly floral, herbal, sweet aroma. Taste is dry, floral & malty sweet. Creamy mouthfeel.Nice saaz driven bitterness. One of the better helles I had over there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
Tap @ the brewpub, Vienna. Pours hazy orange with a nice big white creamy head. Almost no aroma - a bit flowery hops and butter. Flavour is flowery hops with butter/toffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and full.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10085) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2008
On draught at the brewpub: golden, firm lacy and creamy white head; solid hoppy (Saaz !) and sweet-malty nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF, light to medium bodied; distinctive sweet-malty finish with a hoppy-aromatic aftertaste. A very good Pils.............

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Bread, grainy, straw, crispy, brown sugar, nice hoppy. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Tap @ the brewpub, Vienna.
Pours hazy golden with an impressive, white head. Good lacing. Aroma is weak, lightly toffee notes and some flowery hops. Medium carbonation, quite full mouthfeel. Flavour has quite a lot of butter and finishes of okay with some good German hoppiness.

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