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Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager

Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of Germany’s quintessential beverages, now in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly sweet malt character. This gentle drink also features a straw-colored clarity that’s clearly heavenly!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Hay, lemon, and barley malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet light lemon, hay, and barley malt flavor. Nice body. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Draught at Farmhouse in Evanston. Clear yellow pour with a large pillow of dense white head. Biscuits and faint grass in the nose. Taste is pretty true to style, with sweet malts and grains throughout. Mild hop finish. Lively carbonation. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
A typical bitter lager. Like an old style, not very good at all. Pours a light yellow incolor. Has a bitter finish. Had at l woods ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
From B and C. Quite a decent helles. A little crisper than some of the softer helles of Germany, but otherwise is pretty true to style. Serving: Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6945) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Much anticipated bottle, after being hearing about the brew process from Chet. This is my style so ill scrutinize it. Nice light golden pour, white head, somewhat creamy. Smell is definitely really herbal for the style, notes of anise and bubblegum. The flavor has some good bready and malty characteristics but an overriding characteristic that i can’t pinpoint. It certainly is not bad for american brewed helles lagers but there is a bit o work to do to get it on the level of new glarus or olde mecklenburger. This definitely deserves to fly off the shelves in il though as there is little else in competition with it save metro beers and the standard not as fresh as they should be imports.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shernandez (3) - - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
Very good beer. Little lighter than Stella. I would get it again. I have nothing more to say about this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
I don’t know what’s up w/ these Church Street lagers. I’ve had two and both seem to have at least a slight banana yeast character to them. If these were homebrews, I’d tell whoever made it to watch their fermentation temps. This said, like the other one, this isn’t really bad tasting but it is certainly not a helles in terms of its flavor profile. It is mildly hoppy, w/ a light creamy texture and a juicy banana note. It’s a pretty darn good krystalweizen, actually, and that is how I will rate it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3249) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Cool little new brewery. If I had my druthers, it’d be closer to me. But, so it goes. Pours a straw golden color with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts, crisp lager yeast, some fresh baked bread. Flavor is dry, crisp, with mild bready sweetness. Medium bodied, nice effervescent mouthfeel. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with modest, creamy, white head, light lacing / Nose of grain, honey, grass / Medium body, somewhat fat, sweet but good hop balance, lightly bitter finish / Flavors of candy corn, resin, lemon, honey, biscuit, grass / A quite nice, bigger, fatter lager. Ale-like.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow, medium head, not much retention. Nose is malt and noble hops. Mouth is about what you’d expect of a lager that apes German beers -- malt, hops and yeast. Boring and unisnpired, but your grandfather will think it’s the best beer he’s ever had. Gorch Fock is a much better representative of the style. Just saying.


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