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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   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.


1.4
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (3337) - 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.

2.5
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Pours a pale yellow with a very small white head. It smells sweet and malty. It tastes like sweet corn, but not overpoweringly so. It’s a good beer for not my favorite style.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyhwcinc (1729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH while taking in a Braves vs. Reds game. Appearance like bud light, maybe a tad darker. Aroma light lager yeast with maybe a touch of hops. Taste like bud light, maybe I got hosed? Actually, maybe a bit more crisp than BL, but nowhere near as good as the other Moerlein I had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Least fave of the Moerlein series. Light hops and vanilla on the scent with a hint of spices. The taste was great, lil’ hops and spices on the tongue, and somewhat of a nice malty balance. Finished a little roasty and bitter - the only part I liked.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
This starts with a mild sweet, lager aroma. It pours a clear gold with a full white head. This starts with a kiss of sweetness, and has a crisp bitter finish. This is an easy drinking beer, and would make a good introduction to craft.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shotgun1431 (135) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
Pours a lite honey color with a little white head. nearly no aroma. The flavor is nice. Malt and hops that to well together. Goes down smooth. Pretty good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
I liked this beer and thought it quite good to style with citrus and pinnapple flavors and fragrance of flowers, deep golden not much head or lacing but definetly drinkable and fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Very clear straw/gold color. Super white head without much size, retention or lacing. Looks like a "macro" lager or pilsner. A few bubbles streaming up from the bottom. A grainy aroma. Some corn and wheat notes. It smells clean. Maybe some toasted notes, but they are really faint. The taste provided the grain with some buttery flavors. Got the corn again, but I also detected some sweetness. Clean throughout. A supportive bitterness adds a bit of complexity. Light to medium mouthfeel. Refreshing and mostly dry. Crisp and easy going. Left touches on the palate. This to me, is a step above the "macros." It still has some of the characteristics, however like the pronounced corn and grain aromas and tastes. This would be nice in the Summer, but I would probably look elsewhere after a couple.


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