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


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (37030) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
Draft. A yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet malty with a crisp hop character. The flavor is sweet with a crisp malt character, leading to a dry bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23708) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
[Draught at White Horse, London] Clear golden, no head. Sweetish and fruity, clean and fizzy. No hops, no bitterness, the body isn’t firm enoug by far. More commercial lager than helles, I’m afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Tap at pub near my GBBF accomodation ...gold yellow ... grassy hop nose.. sweet grassy lager .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2006
On tap at the Market Porter. I played a game with myself trying to guess who might of had this and I got the 3 previous tasters absolutely right. Smug or what? That was until Joeh had it before I could rate it. Gold with thin white head. Better than most straight forward lagers with attractive citrus aroma. Bit of vomit flavour in mouth with nice citric/lemon/lime bit on end. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Tap @ The Market Porter. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are straw, grass, bread, grain, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15381) - 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.

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