Brewed by Brauhaus Kloster Machern
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Bernkastel-Wehlen, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Mit einem Stammwürzegehalt von 12,2% und einem Alkoholgehalt von 5,2% ist unser Kloster Machern Hell eine mit untergäriger Hefe vergoren typisch Bayrische Bierspezialität. Der feinwürzige, milde Geschmack rührt vor allem daher, dass das Helle schwächer gehopft und dadurch weniger bitter ist als ein Pils. So entsteht die leicht vollmundige Süffigkeit, aber auch die besondere Bekömmlichkeit unseres Hellen.
Starting from an original extract of 12.2% our light ale is brewed with bottom fermenting yeasts to yield a typical bavarian beer spciality containing 5.2% alcohol by volume. Less hops are used than in a pilsner beer, which gives it a mild taste. Our light ale is a delicious, full-bodied beer which is especially palatable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - DEC 29, 2009
500 ML Fliptop bottle in Germany. Pour cloudy with one of the best lacying heads I have seen in a Helles. Aroma is well balanced and taste is a fine mix of hopps, malt and sweetness. As a Helles goes this natural unfiltered Helles is one of the best I have ever had. A must for Helles fans!!!1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Tap. Creamy barley malt and light hay hops aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet floral/honey orange and barley malt flavor. Nice body. Very nice Helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - AUSTRIA - SEP 8, 2012
Hazy yellow gold with a nice thick white lasting sticky lacy frothy head. Smells of malt and faint alcohol and hop. Smooth frothy medium body. So smooth. Taste of malt, toasted malt, pepper and barley. So smooth and soft to drink. Slight hoppiness on the finish. Very very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2004
This abbey opened the brewery in May 2004, but shows no signs of unexperience with this great brew. Beautiful glowing hazy orange coloured. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Even though the brewery says that this beer is "schwächer gehopft als ein Pils", the flavour is very hoppy, much hoppier than most German pilseners. It is not extremely bitter, but is very hop-aromatic and flowery. Truly refreshing and a perfect match to the excellent Schweinehaxe of the abbey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indutiomarus (114) - Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2010
A nice light colored beer. Taste is smooth and very refreshing. Is a great Greman beer and freash and well done. Great beer of true German lines. I noticed that they claim Bavarian Purty laws and not German. Interesting since this is so far from Bavaria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
delnoche (444) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2010
50cl bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Cloudy straw with ample fizzy white head and a good amount of sediment. Aroma is sweet malt and flowery hops. Flavor is citrus, honey, caramel. Full body, high carbonation. Short, modestly bitter finish. Very drinkable. Nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head, great lacing. Aroma of pure yeast and raw Bread dough. Taste is black pepper and hay. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3224) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours hazy straw with stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and yeast with a subtle note of paper. Sweetish, yeasty and malty flavour with a good layer of hoppy bitterness. Bitter finish. A very nice Helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2010
In the aroma and taste there is a slight grape and light breadiness. Very clean and fresh tasting. Golden with a fading white head. Very refreshing and surprisingly good for a lager. Notes: Bottle from a Schnapps store in Bernkastle-Kues

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3892) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
From BA: Sept 2007. I bought two brown flip-top bottles (half-litres) on my visit in June 2007. I knew they would have a short life because of the set-up of the brewery, but I forgot to check and log the ’best before dates’ on my return to the UK. The bottles I am reviewing should have been drunk before 25th July 2007, I drank them today, 10th Sept 2007. Poured into my Berliner Kindl half-litre sleeve glass. I had this draught at the brewery, so knew it was going to be very cloudly. The colour is a dull orange with a good firm white head, not pure white, but whiter than biege. The aroma is of yeast and light malts, hops too. Not a lot of power in any of the smells though. The sharpness I remembered from the fresh draught beer had gone, but the sour refreshing taste was still evident, dry and bitter. This is a fine tasting beer. The sourness stays in the mouth, as does the dry bitter taste. What a pity I am not drinking this on a warm summers day on the banks of the river Mosel, but in damp old England. Obviously the freshness isn’t in the beer anymore, but it was still very drinkable and I will re-review this beer if I get the chance to do so with an indate bottle, or draught at the brewhouse.

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