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Style: Pale Lager
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Keg: Filtered.
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
From tap at Market porter. Pours clear and yellow with a small dense white head. Light cornish and bitter aroma. Flavour is light citric and bitter. Citric and bitter finish. Not a good helles compared to the german rolemodels.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2008
From keg at The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich 4 May 08. Blond colored. A small filmy head. Modest metallic aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Modest flavor of malt and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8066) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
Half hellesbier served comfortably chilled from keg. Cloudy, straw coloured body. Thin, but lasting white head. Firm lacing on the glass. Grainy smell with hints of late apples. The taste displays a malted wheat profile supported by sweet fruits and herbal notes. Alright mouthfeel, but rather too much on the sweet side. As a partner to vegetarian curry (Dove Street Inn, Ipswich 04.05.2008).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Draught @ Greenwich Union, Greenwich, London SE10, UK. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, bread, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (301207)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
Small white head. Yellow body. Light rubbery malty aroma. Dry grassy floral hoppy taste with malty straw notes. Some residual sweetness in the background. Light, refreshing. No real aftertaste. For a light summer beer, this is excellent. (0.5pt draft at the Greenwich Union.)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
Draught at the brewers wharf. Aroma is grainy and bready hints of herbal hop, but its frezing cold so all minimal. Taste is similar minimal, but quite refreshing and kind of what i needed, but ended up drinking the rasberry insted.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 1     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 1     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 1  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX  
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 2   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : 2   Hay : 1   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 2
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX  
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 5   Clean : XX   Crisp : XX   Sharp : 2   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX

Comments: Draught, Brew Wharf, London. Quite bland. Lack of hops and overwhelming effervescence.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
on tap @ The Market Porter. Light gold in colour witharomas of pale caramel malt, and a bit of sulfur. Fairly simplistic flavors of creme caramel and minty German hops. Far too sweet for the style and not enough carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2007
draught at the market porter. quite decent for a helles - light tinny hop aroma, golden, faintly grassy, true to style except a bit lighter and fluffier than the bavarian equivalent

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Draught@Market Porter, Borough. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is really hoppy and malty. Flavour is grassyness, malts and some salty notes. Wellbalanced, and quite basic helles.


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