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Copper Kettle Bavarian Helles
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A clean and refreshing golden blonde lager from the Bavarian region of Germany With mild hop bitterness and light malty body, this lager is a palate pleaser. Pale yellow and crystal clear in color.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Poured a clear golden-yellow color with a moderate white head that faded to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of light biscuity malt, a faint honey sweetness, light grain, and a soft grassy hoppiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some soft honey and cereal graininess that leads into a moderately dry, grassy hoppiness that lingers into the finish where it’s paired once again with a soft cereal sweetness. Moderate carbonation and crisp, clean mouth feel. Overall, it’s an incredibly simple, clean beer that just begs to be drank and greets your mouth with a solid flavor profile. I love it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1056) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
August 24th, 2012 - Copper Kettle is Aurora’s new city treasure. Like Dry Dock, the brewery is tucked away into an unassuming pocket of suburbia, and one I know well. Just down the street is where a familiar middle school used to stand before it was knocked down on charges of being riddled with asbestos and generally being one sneeze away from total collapse. Returning this part of town as an adult and making a left instead of a right to the brewery felt both familiar and new. But the relatively long drive was worth it. Copper Kettle’s beers were roundly impressive, and the flight of tasters I purchased began here, with their Bavarian Helles. It had a healthy glow in the summer light, with a nice halo of mottled foam around the edge of the glass, and the chilled haze that comes with the hells style. The smell is airy and effervescent, reminding me of a generic blonde ale, but with the addition of a touch of black pepper - grainy and savory. The mouthfeel is excellent, and engineered in a way that pairs superbly with the lighter carbonation, the touches of apple and the streak of wheat flavor running through the beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Nice balance of yeasty/doughy malts and zesty hops. Light and refreshing but has a nice punch of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Copper Kettle. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Biscuit and dough sweetness. Some floral hops, yeast, and fruity esters. A touch of lemon zest. Flavor is sweet biscuit, dough, and bread. Apple esters, floral hops, yeast, and some hints of orange and lemon.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (808) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
A good session beer on tap. Nice bitter and malty balance. I can see drinking a couple of these on any given day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mfrato (103) - - JAN 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery, nice simple beer, almost like a German pilsener, very light and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Draught at Lowry Beer Garden on October 15, 2012
Hazy golden to amber color, white to off-white head. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. SWeet, grainy scent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 On tap at Brew at the Zoo. Pour is pale straw with a bright white head. Straw, grain, light corn, grass, and hops in the aroma. Taste is light grass, straw, light malt, and fruity esters with a lightly bitter finish. Really clean and refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Part of a flight at the brewery. Pours a bright, clear yellow with a bit of a head. Aroma and flavor of nice bready and sweet malts. Light, refreshing, and sessionable as hell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
draft. clear gold with a fine white head. low bitterness, medium sweetness, light body with a watery finish and moderately fizzy carbonation but decent froth when it hits the palate. has the flavor of malzbier throughout but has wonderfully clean flavor and good brightness. light solvent and sprouted garlic greenness at times.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2669) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Sample at the brewery. Pours a thin white head over a slightly hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is light biscuit, cereal, very lightly rubbery.....taste is light cereal, dry throughout...mouth feed light, carbonation low. This meets this very light style quite well. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6


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