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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (4150) - 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 (4164) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2012
Had on tap. Appearance is a slightly hazy dark gold with a tiny wispy head. Picked up a slightly floral hop note from the smell but not really much else. Flavor was somewhat sweet with a light bready grain. A little bit of floral hops but just a very light bitterness. Just not a whole lot going on. Overall I was a little disappointed with this beer. All the flavors were somewhat muted and it was really boring. Not sure I would seek out again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, watery golden, with little head. Aroma is a bit skunky. Taste is not quite as bad because the wateriness masks most of the skunk flavor. Not much to report here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9168) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
355ml twist-off. It pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that leaves some decent lacing. Smell isn’t like a true helles. More like an APL. The yeast is uncontrolled. The flavor is sweet and yeasty. A bit of noble hops. Really not typical for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2011
I don’t know if this benefited from lowered expectations, but I kind of enjoyed this. It was slightly cloudy gold, with a sloppy white head. Smells like fresh bread, with a touch of hops. Flavor is bread, with a touch of corn, and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle on a small lager glass. Pours golden with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, grass hops and I want to say something yeasty. Taste is both sweet and bitter. Finishes dry. LIght to medium body. Not bad but nothing more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
From the bottle at GABF. Pours an odd deep gold with a stiff head. Nose is strange, quite fruity and just a bit off. Some grainy notes and DMS come through as well. On tasting, more of that fruitiness that is really distracting. Can’t really sort through this one, but it’s a definite miss. Far from clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Similar to the national brands in color, head (bare minimum), and lacing (none). Taste is sweet corn and malt with a carbonation edge, maybe a little bit of hop bittering at the finsih. Okay compared to Bud Light, but not in the same league as good craft beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a clear golden body with a thin white head. Fruity and floral with grass characteristics. Kind of skunky. Thin.

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