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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Pale Lager
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Helles is the German word for ‘light’ as in light colour, and this golden coloured beer is typified by a refreshing piney, citrus hop aroma sitting atop a predominantly light malt accented palate.
The hop aromas and delicate malt flavours work together in perfect balance to produce a refreshing beer with a clean, crisp finish. The Hallertaur hop does all its work on the nose, meaning this is a beer with very low bitterness. An ideal companion to roast pork, light seafood pasta, goats cheese salad, or an apricot tatin.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2011
Draught at Market Porter Clear yellow/golden - no head. Light malty. Bread. Pilsner malty. Light bitterness. Sulfor. Crispy. Fresh hoppy. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
Keg Evening Star Brighton. A straw coloured lager with a white ring of bubbles. Harsh chemical bitterness. a bit grassy. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Not my thing. Pretty poor really.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
Keg @ Market Porter, London. Pours gold, with a thick dense white head. Aromas of citrus, light grass and lightly floral. Tastes of lemon and a grassiness. Light bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1466) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
(draught @ The Man Of Kent. Rochester) Nothing much like a legit Helles. No depth to the malt , not bready. Go sample some before calling this stuff a ’helles’.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Keg at the White Horse, Exchange Square. Clear, yellow-gold pour with a modest, white head. Some cereal on the nose. Lightly sweet flavor with some grains and light floral bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a faintly crisp finish, some sunkissed malts. A decent beer that could use a few tweaks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Very fair and pale in colour and well carbonated with streams of bubbles. Aroma is exclusively citrousy with pine, which is very refreshing and mouth watering. On the taste it’s so lightly malted that it ends up being dry and chewy in the mouth, as the balance is in favour of the hops. I prefer more malt, but this is an interesting alternative to the standard lager, but a bit lite of flavour and body for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
28th February 2008
On tap somewhere just the other side of Tower Hill! Sharp dry lager with a distinct buttery flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2010
From keg@The Market Porter, London. A finger of dense blond head, upon a clear, shiny gold colored body. Superfresh aroma. Dry and crisp bready malt. Citrussy, floral and grassy hops. Clean and crisp malt body. Fresh lemony fruitiness. Grass and citrus from the hops. Well-bodied. Finishes dry and fruity with a nice hop twang. Utterly refreshing. Spot on! The best Helles I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2010
On tap at Evening Star, Brighton on 31 May 2010. Pale gold with thin partly lacing white head. Rich hop notes with a slightly nutty, savoury aroma on top of them. Main hop kick is lemon-citric and slightly grassy with an earthy pungency. Clean and refreshing. The finish is fairly short lived. Zingy, lively mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2010
Cask at Bridge House. Bright gold yellow with slight head. Corny nose. Taste of corn, wheat, hops. Prickly. Pretty good.


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