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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darkseduction (627) - Zweibrücken, - JAN 6, 2013
On tap @ brewpub. Dark Amber coloured cloudy brew with firm white head. Typical Brauhaus style taste, fresh, thirst quenching. A fine hoppiness in the finish. Good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8458) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to Beerhunter111. Clear pale golden colour, large white head. Malty, grainy with hints of biscuits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8273) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub. goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht würzig. Geschmack angenehm malzig würzig, minimale Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1244) - PORTUGAL - DEC 8, 2013
33cl from tap at the brauhaus. Pours a cloudy yellow straw colour with a white thin head. Aroma is hoppy, yeast and sweet malts. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is smooth with some sweet and bitter notes and a hoppy aftertaste. Overall, a quite nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3403) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle sampled at ThomasW, thanks. Creamy beige head. Golden color and almost clear. Small but clean aroma. Sweet malty taste with medium hop taste and a balanced bitterness. Typical Hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
COMRADEJOSH (305) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Overall this is your standard generic german beer not great not bad just in the middle. Nothing over the top stands out to me. Drinkable but that is about all it has going. Mildly bitter, mild carbonation, slightly toasted malt and it all comes together to just make a medium of the road beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2012
Head: small, foamy, white
Colour: gold
Smell: irony, malts, creamy, slight amount of hops, yeast, bitter
Taste: starts pretty bitter with slight irony flavour, next is a soft creamy hayish malty flavour, slight amount of yeast, end is kinda doughy and dry, aftertatste is grassy, pretty nice !

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