Chuckanut Helles Lager
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
As the Pilsner beer spread through Germany in the late 1800’s the Darker beers were fading in popularity but in Munich they were still king. Eventually Munich’s response to the foreign pilsner was the “Helles” Lager. Lighter in color, with less hop flavor and bitterness than the Pilsner. A well developed bready flavor was the main highlight of the Helles. Today the Helles beer is the everyday drinking beer in Germany. It’s malty, balanced, easy-drinking character has earned it the sobriquet “liquid bread”, and it is often served for breakfast. Helles retains less alcohol than a Pilsner, averaging between 4.5-5 percent; they are more full bodied, than thin.

Original Gravity 12 Plato ABV 5% IBU’s 20

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3335) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
18 July 2015, tap at Chuckanut Brewery. Light yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Sweet, straw malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, straw malt. Not much here but it is very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2879) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On Tap at the Bellingham BP Very pale yellow, nearly white actually. Lots of evident bubbles and a nice full wite head. Very soft and pleasant light sligjhtly sweet malt flavors. Quite tasty actually. I dont much like this style but this is delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, fruitiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light fruitiness and light yeast with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a Yellow color with white head. Straw, noble hops, pils flavors. Nice helles! 7/4/7/4/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
GABF 2014. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a lasting white head. Really clean beer. Flavors of grass, straw, light corn, toasted malt, and a hint of earth. Nothing crazy special but it’s clean enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at Chuckanut, pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is authentic, with notes of wheat, light herbal notes, and grass. Flavour is refreshing, with similar notes of grass, wheat and light herbal notes. Very well-crafted and certainly true to style. Not overly exciting, but how exciting can a helles be? Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Earthy hops and grains are the predominant aroma, though both are light as this beer is fairly light on the palate and delicate in its balance. Good summer brew, no more, no less."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, clear yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of grass, grain, nice vanilla, honey, lots of cracker, pilsner malt, hints of yeast. Taste is a mix of light biscuit, bread, hints of cracker, nice grass, spice, and a nice bit of honey, finishing fairly dry, clean, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Bellingham, WA. Came in the glass a clear gold with a white head. Nose of floral and grassy hops. Light to medium body. Smooth clean mouth feel. Flavor is caramel malts and floral hops. Dry finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Pours a crystal clear gold with some thin white head. Nose of honey, yeast, grass, flowers. Sweet flavor, honey, grass, a little chamomile. Clean, dry finish.

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