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


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RATINGS: 74   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9191) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Tap at the brewpub, Vienna. Pours light cloudy yellow with a creamy, white foam head. Crisp dough aroma. Medium sweet flavor with a big bread and dough character, and light straw. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a creamy, smooth texture. Crisp finish, lightly bitter with more dough, mild straw, and faint citrus. Lingering bready dough. Solid lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (319) - AUSTRIA - NOV 29, 2009
On tap at the brewpub: This is really a hop-forward Helles: The aroma is grassy-hoppy, lightly berry-fruity with a touch of citric acidity. Very low levels of butterscotch too. The flavour is super fresh, hemp-like and herbal hops with minerals and crisp, bready malts. A lean and drinkable mouthfeel, not really bitter despite the evident hoppiness. The only thing I’d like to change about this is the somewhat sticky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beggard (60) - - MAY 6, 2016
Malty, bit sweet aroma, light gold color with steady head. Mild polite malty taste with very light bitter ending. Stays on a tongue leaving refreshing touch. Nice summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23001) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Hazy pale golden with rich firm head. Fairly sweet. Malty, soft and rounded. Grassy hops lead to a bitter, salty finish. A good helles, but the combination of sweet and bitter gives a light touch of metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2004
Very good pale, dry, citrussy beer with lots of lemony hops and a good long bitter finish. Top supping beer. (Draught at Siebensternbräu, Vienna)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10027) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Im Antrunk hopfig-würzig und leicht süßlich wobei die eindrucksvolle Hopfigkeit deutlich heraussticht. Auch im Mittelteil ist dieses Aroma natürlich führend, das Bier ist harmonisch und etwas trocken. Sehr frisch, die Hopfigkeit nimmt zum Abgang hin etwas ab, weiter sehr ausgeglichen aromatisch. Vollmundig, natürlich hopfig, gelungen! Test vom 10.8.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 12,12,11,11,-,11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Tap @ brewery during RBESG 2012. A little hazy, golden appearance with a white head and nice lacing. Grainy, rich straw, fairly bitter floral hoppy aroma. Rich pale malty, a bit soapy/floral hoppy, straw flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Cloudy, glowing gold with a medium, fine, pillowy head. Malty, slightly doughy nose, light grassy hops, a touch of lemon. Flavor is more lemony, also more doughy, herbal. Good. Light and crisp.

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