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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Released 5/17/2008. Replaces the original <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/christian-moerlein-select-lager/1396/>Christian Moerlein Select Lager.

You’ve made a discovery – a Golden Helles from the original Lager House build by Christian Moerlein in Cincinnati’s Brewery District over 150 years ago. Today, Moerlein Lager House is brewed to the same standards that declared it the first American Brew to pass the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law. This Munchner-styled Helles is a balanced lager featuring a lightly toasted, yet defined malt character and a touch of hops for a clean finish. Moerlein Helles features a deep golden color, 2-row and Munich malt, Hersbrucker hops, averages 5.2% alcohol by volume with an original gravity of 13 and bitterness units of 19.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
I confess to not being to interested in the style to begin with, but this is not a very good version of it. Lots of grass hop of front, but mostly it’s got that classic wet cardboard taste and body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head and aroma of grains and malt. Taste is of grains, malt, and bread notes. Very light and not much good flavor

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pours a very unappealing pale golden color with a small head. Nose is an annoying lager smell of grains. No flavor and boring. Finishes like every lager , not wanting to finish it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3727) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
I think this is the beer they are serving as the Helles at the Reds ballpark. Golden beer with a thin white head. Light corny sweetness in the nose, but it was out of a plastic cup at a ballgame.... Not the best place to judge a nose. Sweet beer with lots of canned corn, white sugar and some white bread. A hint of lemon grass in the finish, but mostly just sweet. Good for ballpark beer, but not great beer. Go Reds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
Taster on tap at the Lager House. Clear golden color. Good thin white head. Good retention on the head, good dots of lace. Nice bready aroma, light to medium body. Soft, smooth carbonation. Clean dry finish. Light sweet taste, little bitter. Clean, solid lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, dankness, sweetness and lager yeast. Flavor is malty and crisp with a sweet, honey finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Labeled as Christian Moerlein Original Lager. Slightly skunky aroma, a bit of syrup at the beginning and ending with a dry finish. Cold, it has an acceptable bit of sweetness and crispness. Goes downhill towards the middle and end of the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A clear straw golden color with a white head that had good retention and hardly any lace. Aroma was mild, soft biscuit like notes. Flavor was mostly bread-like but did have a nice subtle bitterness to it in the finish. Nice and balanced and crisp in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle (labeled Christian Moerlein Original Lager) to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells doughy and mildly bitter, toasty, and skunky, although not in a bad way. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An easy-drinking beer, and a solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1426) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Label says Christian Moerlein Original Lager. Crystal clear golden yellow with a smallish head and moderate lace. Bready malt aromas mix with modest grassy hops and hints of lemon and spice. Nice balance of the doughy malt and a slight bitterness from the hops. Light body, lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel and a crisp clean finish.

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