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Brewers & Union Unfiltered Helles Lager

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Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
50cl bottle of UNFLT Lager from Sunninghill Wine Merchants. A hazy straw pour with a creamy white head; grassy aroma; smooth creamy texture with citrus and some grainy banana; and a crisp finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martpez (63) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Having lived in Germany I have to assure my friends that german beer is great and worthwhile, and that a good larger is actually very nice. Unfortunatly beer doesn’t travel well even within Germany. Both with the brew houses and straight of tap local breweries. Much of it is impossible to find a nice bottled version of it More recently some breweries have been making strange heavly hopped Hell hybrids. These are desapointeing compared to the balanced sweetness good german hells have. So what am I trying to say then? Well I think this is the real deal. Certanly the best example of a southern german hell I have found in the uk. Its a has a sliky smooth carbination that is not at all overwhealming, It has a sharp sweatness followed by the not overpowering malt note. This last bit is important as many of the major Bavarian macro breweries have a bad skuned malt taste at the end, here its just right, So if you want to expirence a well balanced and authentic example of south german hell beers here is one. Its not a fantastic or stunning example, if I still lived in Germany this would be an very decent but not great beer, but in this country its the best that I have found.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (10530) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
As Unflt Lager. Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma of malts, grain. Taste of grain, malts light hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours murky yellow with a foamy white head. Really good flavour, lemon, bread - a rich and interesting lager ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steffan (27) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Teran (219) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 Really very good, probably the best lager I tried these years. Grey yellow and murky with white top. Interesting and unique quince taste with nice bread flavors, hops, barley, tart and superb robust aroma - those qualities are forgotten among lager beers long time ago. Very good body and carbonation. Special and kind of nasty. I love it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12189) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3686) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3337) - 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.


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