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Houston Helgas Big Jugs

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Brewed by Houston
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Johnstone, Scotland

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Special;
Using 100% German hops this is a Strong, Buxom, Blonde Bier! Helga is a Strong, Buxom Blonde German styled Bier....Hallertau Hersbruker hops and Lager malt produce a zesty, refreshing, full bodied ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, artificial citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, citrus syrup, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110618]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Cask@Market Porter, London. Yellowish golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, earthy and mildly honeyish and nectary. Flavour is quite much the same in a rather nice balance.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Cask at the Halfway House. Blonde beer with a thin white head. Sweet caramel aroma with some hallertau hops. Tastes quite yeasty with caramel and some hop flavour. Oily mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2011
Cask @ The Hengeler’s Circus. Hazy golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Not much aroma. Resin citrus fruit & biscuit flavour. Biscuit aftertaste. One of Houston’s better efforts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
Cask gravity at Kent & E Sussex BF 2010. Pale gold, lasting white head. Lots of german hops, huge amount of hops. Really tasty earthy german hops on finish. Great condition. Hops are outstanding. Now that is good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2009
Cask at cloisters ... ligth amber ... thin white lacing ... light fruit nose ... ligth smokey hops ... some grapefruit ... little lagery and bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2007
Cask Handpump at the Cask & Cutler, Sheffield 23/06/2007 Citrus hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10151) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Clouded gold with little head. Rough apple flavours to the fore, tart and cidery. Presumably being sold on its nudge nudge wink wink appeal. Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2006
[cask at the Bon Accord] Peachy sweet fruit nose. body on the thin side, sweet, slightly dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
Aroma is honey and floural hops. Taste is similar but a bit too bitter, honey perhaps leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth.


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