Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
London, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Helles and Pilsner combine Ė the pale, crisp body of Pils with the gentle hop profile of Helles. Itís pale gold, refined, elegant and dry. Soft biscuity malt, a light lemony, peppery hop character and the sort of bitterness which quenches and never overpowers. Matured for a long time in tank, itís how a great lager should taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Small white head. Pale yellow body with carbonation. Mealy fruity floral aroma. Dry-sweet strawy mealy taste with resiny fruity watery notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity resiny mealy aftertaste with herbal notes. Lingering mealy dusty strawy finish. Not bad, but a bit watery and boring. (0.568l cask at Truscott Arms, London.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maaa4aaat (16) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 Fast becoming the standard craft lager of London. Reliable, enjoyable, trendy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (371) - - MAR 29, 2014
Quite refreshing. Grassy hops with a little citrus and a lightly carbonated body. Smooth malts. Very little sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1424) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
330ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Flavour is floral malty with a bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Can - cheers jeevan! Pale yellow, big white head. Malt, grain, grass aromas, light lemon. Taste is clean, if not all that. Quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (11906) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
Can, 4.6%. Clear golden with medum white head. Aroma is malt, grainy and grass. Flavour is malt, grainy, grass, little sweet, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (608) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
had a bottle from beer52 i thought this was a very nice larger/beer my first from the camden brewery and i will be having some of their other beers. i think this can be enjoyed any time but would be perfect for a really hot summer day

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (585) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
330 ml can from Ales By Mail, served in a shaker glass. Very pale yellow, quite clear, with a small slightly off-white head. On the nose light cereals, some white bread, wet hay and a mild grassy hoppiness. Much sweeter than expected, but not overwhelming or artificial-like. Malty and slightly lemony aftertaste. Not much bitterness to speak of. Fortunately soft carbonated, which helps the drinkability a lot. Light to medium body and slightly creamy texture. Decent, inoffensive and thirst quenching beer., plus quite cheap and in a great looking can. Canít really complain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Leini (1096) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
Sample at a tasting. Golden body with a white medium head. Quite unpleasant and sour. Really not my type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2014
33cl bottle from Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a gentle bubble and a thin but attractive layer of lace. Nose - sweetcorn, perhaps even green beans. Taste - more green beans, some lemon on the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied, a good malt backbone, clean but not being too zingy, which is correct for this style. Overall - wow, that brings the count to 2 Helles beers outside Germany which Iíve enjoyed. The brewer has achieved what he set out to do here and the many other low scores that this beer seems to have received do not reflect the success of the brewer. Itís not Paulaner or Augustiner, but itís very well brewed.

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