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Brewers & Union Unfiltered Helles Lager

Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
CapeTown, Western Cape, South Africa


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A mass-market brewery simply could not make a beer like this. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bursting with flavor, it has phenomenal body and freshness. Hazy to the eye, and full on the palate. 6 week brewing time. Barley, yeast, hops and water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steffan (19) - WALES - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma is very strong for a lager and hard to pin down. Kind of grassy, floral herby, difficult one. Appearance, is cloudy yellow and somewhat watery looking. Taste is light but very oily, leaves some sort of vanilla/banana essence behind. This is styled as a Munich Helles but tastes nothing like a typical helles. Weird beer, not bad but not one I’ll be rushing to try again. Their Bernstein and Dark lager is much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Teran (209) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 23, 2015
Really very good, probably the best lager I tried these years. Grey yellow and murky with white top. Nice bread flavors, hops, barley, tart and unique aroma - those qualities are forgotten among lager beers long time ago. Very good body and carbonation. Special and kind of nasty. I love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2015
500ml bottle (SIP, Tallinn)
Pleasant hazy gold, small tight head. Pleasant light grainy aroma, some soft grassy hopping. Taste also pleasantly grainy, but alas just a little papery. Palate quite full and smooth from being unfiltered, but with crisp carbonation. I can get past the paperiness quite easily, this is a very pleasant refreshing unfiltered lager. I’d tone down the carbonation half a notch though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Tolles Hopfen Bouquet mit Hefe Noten. Hellgebl naturtrübes Bier mit feinem Schaum. Antrunk bitter frisch. Für ein Lager sehr vollmundig mit langem hefigem Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3604) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Piwo ze srednia pianka, metnym kolorem, cytrusowe i limonkowe. Lekka kwaskowosc, przyjemnie orzezwiajace. Lekkie ale i smaczne nawet. Zakonczenie to jablko z gruszka, wyczuwalny jakby siano i sloma w zxapachu przez caly czas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3068) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Hazy, lemon squash colour. Thick, dense, lasting, white head. Nose has crisp, lemony malts. Grassy hop. Light, fruity hop. Some mineral, too. Taste is crisp, light dry, with a floral sweetness. Clean palate. Finishes short, crisp dry. Very decent lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (486) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Pours golden with a thick, soapy foam head. Aroma is biscuit, lemongrass and corn. Quite a foamy mouthfeel. Taste is a dulled lemon, some medicinal alcohol wipes, doughy with a light bitter finish. Actually it’s rather pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Cloudy light brown color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sour, grainy, raw malts, yeasty aroma. Sour, grainy, yeasty taste. Sour grainy aftertaste. Quite high carbonation. Very messy brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiurleht (11) - tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2015
Värvuselt ähmane kollane valge vahuga, lõhn suhteliselt vesine tunda linnaseid ja pärmi, maitselt vesine ja pärmine. Täiesti joodav laager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (924) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu . Pours hazy yellow with medium white head, stays. Aroma is malty and watery, yeasty, some citric notes. Taste is malty, watery, sweet, yeasty. Drinkable

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