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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.

Youíve made a discovery Ė a Golden Helles from the original Lager House build by Christian Moerlein in Cincinnatiís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow body with a thin, white head. Simple and honest, do if I had a lovely, scantily-clad assistant to shout "ta-da!" I may be more enthusiastic. Smell: A bit of a weak nose, really, with only mild, transient notes of lightly toasted malts, floral hops, and thinly sliced apples. Taste: All the light pale maltiness one would expect as well as a thin trace of toasted breadiness and slight honeyish sweetness. Fruity spritz of Yellow Delicious Apple juice. Floral German hops with a light bitterness. The finish is appropriately drying, but kind of empty in terms of taste, like a movie that ends oddly abruptly. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: A fine, serviceable lager when it comes to light, easy drinking, but, for me, Iím left wanting just a skosh more in the flavor and aroma department. Next time Iíd like to see a little more, Moerlein.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4303) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
12oz twist-off bottle. Golden pale color. Aroma of skunky hops. Cold, cool and crisp. Refreshing malt. Followed up by a bold hop bite. A very nice session beer. yum to Lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6499) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Unfortunately I didnít take good tasting notes beyond the numbers for this puppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle. Super sweet nose with light perfume and floral notes. Gradient golden body with a sudsy beige head. Taste is somewhat malty and crisp, good feel from the carbonation, sweet floral end and finish, a little cracker in the after to balance out the citrus in the main body. Light body edges medium, is tart with low bitterness. A little too sweet, and thereís something a bit off here, but no significant brewing flaws to my threshold and I enjoyed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pour Form a 12 oz bottle. Deep gold color with a white head that soon dissipates. Pleasant aroma of malt and flowery hops. Flavor is an exceptionally good balance of sweet light malts with a distinctive hops bitterness. Fine finish with an excellent hops smack on the back of the tongue and lingering, pleasant, bitterness. Good mouthfeel with active carbonation. I picked up a 6 pack of this while passing through Cincinnati recently. A very good, very solid brew. Will have to look for it here in Michigan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2009
A little tart on the tongue; this isnít as smooth as some other Helles Iíve tasted. It could be likable, but isnít so much my thing. It is the first beer from this brewer that Iíve tasted and if my 2nd isnít any more likable than this I wonít keep trying them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1703) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Very decent overall. Clean, crisp. Light on the hops and malts. Slight roasted flavors. Nothing outrageous with this, but solid. I had it for $5, which might be a bit pricey. But a six pack for under $10 would work. Nice summer type beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3131) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Pours clear dark golden color with off white head. Light floral hops and bready aromas. Toasted malts, caramel and some nutty flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Name: Lager House Helles
Date: August 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear light gold, fine white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light spicyness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy character with a light worty character, light balancing earthy bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Golden beer with a bright white head that quickly settles into a 1/4 inch cover. The aroma is quite subtle, but hints at fresh mown grass. The beer drinks with a nice fruity side, with a nicely balanced side note of a hoppy finish. Iím pleasantly surprised. (#3954, 7/25/2010)

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