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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1620) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma of hay, slight toast and light fruit esters (apple, white grape). Appearance is royal gold with white head. Flavor matches the nose; the palate is bubbly. Pretty much on style, but a solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Pours a golden pale with a little haze and a thin white head. Aroma is light toasty malt, bready with biscuit and toffee. Flavor is clean lots of malt just like aroma would suggest toasty malt and more biscuit comes through, there is light hop character but not much. Overall I like the toasted malt flavor that is going on in this beer it is refreshing and drinkable, this is my first helles so I’m not sure how to style this brew is but it is not bad either way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Not a big fan of this one, though I made the mistake of drinking this beer in the same session as a Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold... seems, in retrospect, an unfair pairing. This beer is weak by comparison, overly sweet, lacking body and without a distinguishing hop bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2012
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass and yeast. Taste of sweet malt and a bit of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear pale gold with a medium-sized head that dissipated quickly. Aroma and flavor were bready malt, some grassy hops. Light mouthfeel. Not terribly memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1247) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is much like an American pale lager. Taste, also like an American lager, a good American lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottled as "Original Lager". This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium thin and fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and mild hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and grassy hops. The finish is short and mildy bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pale gold pour with bright white head. Nose bitter. Will updatdngknvksdjbvkubsdvkubv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2012
Draft. Clear golden with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is corn, honey, dry grass and light citrus. Flavor is the same. Light-medium body is lightly tingly, smoothly carbonated and well-balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (3956) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours clear and golden with a small head. Not a huge aroma for this one. It has a moderately bitter taste that sticks with you for a while.

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