Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Pale Lager
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Cask at The Market Porter. Pale yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is mild hops, light caramel and fruit. The flavour is crisp fruit, light hops and some floral stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
Keg at The Charles Lamb, Islington. Yellow straw with white head. Light and slightly tinny sharp lager. Quite bitter and dry, heavy carbonation masking the hop. A touch sulphery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap at the White Lion, Ufford. grass and a hint of lemon grass in the aroma. smooth and green with dusty straw flavours. sweet with a hint of noble hop bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2010
Keg Handpump at Formby Hall, Atherton 29/01/2010 Hoppy aroma. White head. Some carbonation. Clear golden coloured floral and hoppy with a little earthiness in a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2009
Not very true to style. Smooth and light base, but it is hopped a bit much, making it more of a pilsener. But it is far better than the standard lagers out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1454) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2009
Draft at the Fox & Anchor in London. Deep golden color with thinnish white head. Lightly sourish cereal nose, hops almost undetectable in aroma. Crisp, nicely bitter, and very lively... possibly overcarbonated but not unpleasantly so. More nutty cereals in backdrop. Nice dry, bitter finish. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Tap at pub near my GBBF accomodation ...gold yellow ... grassy hop nose.. sweet grassy lager .

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Sept 2009 Keg at the Union. Cleanish. Low hops. Faint burnt toffee and rubber. Dry. Boring. Dull. Almost indiscernible from the Kolner. [2.1]
Oct 2010 Keg at Meantime brewery. Crisp but largely flavourless. Some glue and dirty straw in the aroma. [2.1]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter London. A clear golden colored beer, with a small white head. The aroma is malty sweet and fruity. The taste is sparkling, mostly sweet. Fruits like citrus. The aftertaste is sweet with some bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Taster at the Rake, 24th July 09. Clear golden amber. Lagery aroma but a bland taste.

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