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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (438) - 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 (3699) - 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 (11867) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2567) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
It poured a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was of yeast, light grain notes, light lemon and spice. The taste was similar with a light body, crisp and dry aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draught. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has some corn elements to it as well as some slight wheat. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately corn-filled, but only OK at an overall evaluation. Really just reminds me of a run-of-the-mill lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strangebrewer (859) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
bottle. Poured clear, very pale yellow with a white receding head. Sweet hay aroma. Body is light and dry, crisp carbonation. Flavour of grainy wheat with a sour note, sticky dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle @ BBQ. Clear golden yellow pour with white foam. Nose is kind of heavy on the popcorn...a bit on the stale side as well. Grass, lemon meringue, and potpourri. A bit grainy, too. Flavor is quite sweet and grainy. Weird floral note. Slight butterscotch and a lot of popcorn. Mild grass and chalk bitterness. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (76) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a light yellow with a medium white head. Classic light lager aroma of sweet bread and flowers. Flavor is light and sweet with a medium body and just crisp enough finish. It’s more or less a creamier and smoother Miller Lite. A good hot weather beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stampion (154) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a light yellow with a moderate head. The head lasts a while. Maybe I got a bad one or maybe it's the style, bit there's auld funk/skunk I his beer. Light, refreshing, and better than most big brewery's, but there are better lagers out there. A rare disappointment from NB. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thechasm442 (308) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This style always gets a lot of crap but I like it a lot so I’m excited for this beer. 12 bottle with a best by date of 12/28/14 served in a pint glass. Pours a clear yellow gold with a huge foamy white head that sticks around for a while before it just coats the top and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is biscuits, hay, and something skunky. Taste is typical for the style, but very light. White bread, sour malts, and a bit of chewy citrus flavors are met with basically water. That is the best way I can describe the flavor and palate. Once again..light and watery. I really want to like this beer, but it is just too light for the style and although it could be a session beer, there are other beers of similar lower abv that are far better.


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