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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 13, 2013
bottle. clear gold. rich pale malt, almost nutty, aroma. flavor is, again, rich and robust. nice, clean, grassy hersbrucker. medium bodied. the flavorful, rich, malt is balanced nicely with the clean hop addition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10762) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Aroma is citrus, and biscuit malts. Flavor is tea, slight peppery spice. A biscuity malt body, a crispy clean finish. This is a damn good beer. Perfect for a hot day. Wheres my chair and umbrella??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1410) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pale gold pour with bright white head. Nose bitter. Will updatdngknvksdjbvkubsdvkubv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Devil106 (1) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Very smooth and drinkable. Pleasing taste. Does not sit heavily on stomach.

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2008
12oz bottle from a Moerlein mixed 12pack bought in Kentucky. Sweet brewery malt aroma. Orange tan color, slightly hazy, but mostly clear. Mild crisp hoppiness up front and a smooth, sweet malty finish. A little thicker and richer than a typical German example. Pretty good session beer.

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