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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Summer Helles carries the pleasant sweetness of pale and German Pils malts, and levels off with the light and noble bitterness of Hallertau and Tettnang hops. It is 5 percent ABV and 21 IBUs, finishing crisp and dry. Summer Helles is available in 12-oz. bottles and on draft.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle, found in the fridge at a friends Christmas party (score!). Medium yellow gold, average white head. Grainy aroma, a touch of bready yeast. Same on the palate, finishing with a whiff of green hop character.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Smells of pissy hay and some bitter essence. Appearance is light, with decent head. Taste is fairly neutral... a bit of odd bready butter, but not bad. Boy, is this one smooth.. Were it not for that off taste, a 5/5 in palate. Wouldn’t go out of my way for it, but would drink again.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Very light yellow color, some small head. Very thin body and flavor, a little grassy but barely that. Finishes light, swift, easy to forget. Added it to a chili we were making, but I can’t imagine that it will improve the chili much. Bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a light watery yellow. Aroma is slightly metallic with a faint malt nose. Taste is clean, crisp and dry. An odd buttery flavor on the palate with a bitterness that dissipates quickly. Minor grass flavor and easy drinking beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1975) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle nto glass, at club w... Pale yellow color with white head. lemongrass aroma., light hops and lemon zest taste, kinda watery, but what ev

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3844) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Very clear yellow pour with barely visible wisps of clearish head. Very sweet and grainy on both the nose and flavor, but not syrupy sweet. More profound flavor than a bud or genny cream. Ever so slight pils hop bit on the finish. Decent alternate for the bmc crowd, but not something I want to drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (430) - - SEP 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Can pretty much count on NB to make beers that are spot on for the style. This just isn’t my style. Maybe all the IPA’s have made the light lagers just meh. Pours a pale golden color. Nice tight white head and very active carbonation. Taste is clean and crisp but not much in the flavor department. German hops quite subdued when compared to the ’merican versions. Might reach for one after mowing the lawn or on the beach. Might. Not much better than your average mass produced beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (650) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours clear yellow color with a nearly abesent aroma. Maybe a light grain. Corny, grassy flavor with a super dry finish. Super light and super easy drinking summer style beer. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3877) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured a pale yellow, aromas of grain, malt, and light lemon. Flavors matched the aromas, a decent basic helles.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13230) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft. Pale yellow color, almost clear, fluffy white head. Aroma of scallions! Taste is bitter and lager-like.


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