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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   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 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - JAN 24, 2011
Light lager compared to others in its class, nice head. Clear and golden. Water smell. Nice spicyness. Easy and clean finish, average beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a flute. 3.0 A: Light straw color and crystal clear. Two fingers of soapy head that falls quickly, even in a flute. Not really any lacing going on. 4.5 S: The aroma is quite enjoyable. Lots of sweetness, but not cloying at all. Grainy and a touch of straw. Simple, yet elegant. Hops are minimal. 4.0 T: Again, sweet yet not cloying. Earthy, a bit grainy but much less than in the smell. A bit doughy as well. Hops are minimal again and it works well. 4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation and creamy. Everything checks out here. 5.0 D: Pretty good beer. I usually hate the style, but this one is a winner. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-12-2009 01:35:41

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1926) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Moerlein delivers a classic experience with a very clean Helles brewed to style. Pours a deep golden with a finger width white head. No lacing. Aroma shows grassiness, cracker crust and lemon. Flavor is balanced with light malt persisting into the aftertaste. Lightly nutty. Classic noble twang is evident throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Clear pale gold body with a very thin white head. Light, slightly fruity aroma. The palate is rather thin, but quite smooth. The flavor isn’t bad, but it’s not anything exciting. Subtle sweetness up front is nudged aside by a weak citrus bite. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 18, 2010
bottle. Very very light golden, almost straw colored body with descent white head. Sweet almost fruity aroma, pretty inviting actually. The flavor is a bit off, in multiple ways. I can;t even really put my finger on it... just weird. Light bodied with low carbonation. Overall: not horrible, but nothing I would consider revisiting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1840) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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. I’m pleasantly surprised. (#3954, 7/25/2010)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5619) - 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 there’s something a bit off here, but no significant brewing flaws to my threshold and I enjoyed!

   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 isn’t as smooth as some other Helles I’ve tasted. It could be likable, but isn’t so much my thing. It is the first beer from this brewer that I’ve tasted and if my 2nd isn’t any more likable than this I won’t keep trying them.

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