KC Bier Helles
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
“Helles” means “light or bright”, which refers to the beer’s pale color. KCBC’s Helles is a golden, Munich-style lager, which is the most popular style in Bavaria. This clean, crisp, medium-bodied lager has a pronounced bread and honey malt background; a clean medium noble hop bitterness; and a smooth refreshing finish. Our Helles is simple, honest and delicious. Just like homemade bread, you can enjoy it every day with almost any meal and never grow tired of it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Half liter pour at the brewery. Really pretty to look at, gorgeous brilliant yellow body with active bubbles. Thick foamy bright white head. Nose is stereotypical "German" beer scent - gentle noble hops, fresh bread, and and a tinge of malt. The taste was also right on target for the style, while the mouthfeel was a bit thicker than I expected. Perfectly satisfied my craving for a German lager. I’ll be back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Draft at Parkville fest. Clear golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of lightly peppery straw. Taste has subtle citrus. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap at the brewery. It poured a bright golden color with a white head. The aroma was of bread, malts, a touch of hops and grass. The taste was similar to the aroma with grass, bread, honey, hops and malts. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1993) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tap - good size foamy head, clear light gold color, sweet light malt aroma and flavor, fair noble hop like bitterness, pretty good for the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3954) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bright, clean, and nearly sessionable. Very basic, but its a good take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Several glasses from a growler filled two hours previously at the brewery in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is crystal clear golden yellow with a well formed one inch white head. Pretty beer. The aroma is bread biscuit malt, along with grass. The taste is a simple and clean blend of the fresh bread slightly sweet cracker malt and the grass hops. The palate is medium to light bodied, active carbonation and a clean finish. Easy drinking beer, nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 I take this to be KC Bier Co’s middle-of-the-road flagship beer. It tastes as it is described in the commercial description. It’s a delicious medium-bodied lager and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3278) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Sampler at the brewery. Another stellar rendition. Perfectly clean, no flaws, great clean malts with a subtle noble hop character. Carbonation makes this go down so easy and maybe the best helles I have drank in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5100) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a clear bright gold with a nice white head. Aroma of bread and grass. Taste is grass, bread, and malt. Well done. Very enjoyable.

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