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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2432) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
soft white bready sweet smell. looks very clear, rich golden color with continuous carbonation. creamy mouthfeel. slightl fruitiness as it warms. overall a decent example of the style but a little too nutty. could use more yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours copper/gold with a thin but lasting white head. Aroma is dominated by citrus and tea. Tastes of light pepper, a hint of spice, some nice dry malt. Finishes lightly bitter with a nice hint of lingering dryness. This is better than the scores indicate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours light amber, but something rather ’’watery’’ to the looks of it. Nose is sweet and malty. Suds is kickin. Some carbo-forest licks. But, at that, I say, ’’Ye taste like Ye came from a tin.’’ Sort of metalic taste in the malts. Some roasty business, and some earthbound playmates. Very VERY thin, though not that ’’thin corn chip-hat-dance’’ crap like Budweiser or Coors. At some point that metalic edge creeps back in and i feel as though I’ve just been punched in the mouth and am tasting blood. (this isn’t to say because it’s like 2 weeks away from Halloween either) I guess, in all fairness, i would agree that I have ’’Discovered Something.’’ I’ve discovered I can use this to clean the toothpaste taste out of my mouth in preperation for a better brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4298) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
The aroma is sweet and malty with a caramel type of malt. The hops are almost herbal but more grassy. The appearance is amber gold with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but somewhat astringent. The palate is thin. This is average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow/orange with a small head. Taste and aroma of malts and oats with a peach/apricot undertone. A decent summer beer with a refreshing taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Crisp, refreshing, smooth and toasty, this beer defines a light, easy drinking, German lager. Great example of the style, although slightly less dry and a bit sweeter than most German style helles I’ve had. Nonetheless, LagerHouse is a perfect session beer on a hot day. Not much in the way of flavor or aroma, yet the crispy, bready malt and caramel aroma defines every aspect of the beer. It is light bodied, but not thin, and has a sourdough dryness, a rye spiciness, and a multi-grain, whole wheat, oily,grainy sweetness. I could drink this all day. (and that’s the plan.) Christian Moerlein deserves credit for brewing the best and most accurate German lagers with extreme attention to detail and the purtiy law (this was the first American recipe to pass the Reinheitsgebot), that far surpasses many other American breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 Pours golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, Taste is munich malt, toasted grain, crackers, lightly caramelized wort. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1509) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Pours a pale gold/amber a decent, but short-lived white head. Aroma of grapefruit and wet bread. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, and a slight hoppy bitterness. Pleasant, but a little watery. Good for summer consumption.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2008
The pour was golden with a half inch white head. Aroma was sweet and wheaty with hints of malts, honey, and a little bit of hops. This beer went down really smooth, but lacked in flavor. It is better than the average beer, but not much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Capa (2137) - Transient., - AUG 12, 2008
Clear gold with little head. Aroma is malty, sweet, honey, and bread. Similar flavor. Smooth body with a very light dry hop finish. A boring beer.

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