"Lager" means "to store." According to Michael Jackson, the first brewers to seem to have practiced this technique of long-period cold storage of beer were based in Munich. Munich-style lager beer generally is associated with dark color "dunkel" lagers. Munich’s first pale, or "helles," lager is thought to have been brewed in the 1890s by the Spaten brewery. A Munich-style Helles is a malt-accented lager beer of good clarity and golden color.
Baird Munich-Style Helles is brewed with traditional German Pilsner and Vienna malts and bittering additions of American Magnum and Perle hops. The color is a transluscent pale-gold. The aroma is faintly bready and malty. An effervescent all-natural carbonation contributes to a lightness in body and a crispness in finish. The final character of the beer, though, is fulsomely satisfying. It is a great libation for all seasons and all occasions.
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color. Very little nose, but the German malts are very present. Deep, rich german malts tickle the back of your throat on first sip with strong bready notes. Given the lack of bitterness, I am wondering if this could actually be a Baird beer? Some apples and cherries make a brief appearance, but nothing notable. The body is incredibly smooth. Finishing rich and very mildly sweet. Excellent example of the style.
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold liquid. Thin aroma. Sweet flavour and nicely hopped. Light, enjoyable and drinkable. Thanks TimE.
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