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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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle from shigadeyo. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly diminished with minimal lacing. Light to moderate grassy & light malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. My expectations where not met and this is a weak replacement for the original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottled as "Original Lager". This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium thin and fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and mild hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and grassy hops. The finish is short and mildy bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11424) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft. Honey and barley malt aroma. Pale yellow with small head. Sweet creamy barley malt and hay flavor. Nice body. Great - love this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle… Clear yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head that disappears in a flash. The aroma is restrained and hard to figure out – maybe due to there being no lasting head. After a vigorous swirl, I am finally able to conjure up some notes of honey and toasted biscuit. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Very decently balanced. Grainy, biscuity, honey-malt sweetness held in check by peppery hop bitterness. Somewhat crisp, clean finish that dries way out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
Taster on tap at the Lager House. Clear golden color. Good thin white head. Good retention on the head, good dots of lace. Nice bready aroma, light to medium body. Soft, smooth carbonation. Clean dry finish. Light sweet taste, little bitter. Clean, solid lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 12 oz. bottle from Baba Budan’s in Cincinnati. Gold pour with a little haze and no head. Aroma of straw, hops, malt, and yeast. Flavor follows suit. The straw aroma and flavor were surprisingly dominant in this one. Light body, and very active carbonation. Dry and crisp with a mild hop aftertaste. Second rating (up from 2.9).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden (straw) color with a small off white head. The aroma is light pale malts and a hint of grass and bread. The flavor is very light pale malt, grass, and a light general bitterness. Well carbonated and very fresh. It only seems to be lacking in a personality. Where is the flavor? I hope they get back on track with their next release.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle (labeled Christian Moerlein Original Lager) to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells doughy and mildly bitter, toasty, and skunky, although not in a bad way. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An easy-drinking beer, and a solid example of the style.

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