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RATINGS: 195   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (1996) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Very very pale; barely any color at all. Bubbly white head with light lacing. Aroma of bread and light beer. Taste is light grain and water; just a slight hint of hops. Light bodied. Super plain, but better than most similarly situated.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nik925 (749) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
shockingly good palate. Everything is isn’t good. Light. Some interesting citrus and cereal. Really odd nice palate. Otherwise, nothing worth discussing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (712) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, light yellow, nice white head, no lacing. Aroma of cereal combined with a bit hops. Taste is a bit watery, some hops and some grain a little bitterness towards the end. Crisp and refreshing, nice summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow color with white head. Cracker, light malty aromas. Light cracker, noble hop flavors. Light, easy drinking, but not a lot of flavor. I was really excited about this one, but it’s another New Belgium letdown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3207) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very pale clear yellow color with a small white head that disappears rather quickly. The aroma is bready with some multi-grains and some oatmeal like creaminess. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor has some neutral bready malt and cement mix that I imagine comes from a high mineral profile in the water. There isn’t much hop flavor, but a decent amount of neutral bitterness in the finish. No DMS or diacetyl. A pretty decent summer refresher, but kind of boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Danyel (705) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with white head. Aroma wheat, lagerish, vanilla, a touch of fruit. Taste is crisp, dirty, really weird. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (763) - PERU - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a pale yellow with a typical, but fairly long lasting head. Smooth tasting, light lager. Nothing special, but a nice summer thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Sweet barley malt aroma. Clear pale gold with a moderate white head. Slightly sweet barley malt and spicy/grassy hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1512) - Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12 oz bottle- Pours light hazy golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is spicy, crisp, grains, some floral components. The taste is similar, grainy, crisp, clean and refreshing. I enjoyed this much more than I thought i would, i have been putting this off for over a month, pleasantly surprised!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from Hollywood: Simply plain aroma of grain like malt. Golden liquid with a foamy head. The drink is crisp and refreshing and taste better than other brewery companies attempts at helles style. Light notes of hay and grass and went nice after a brief 10 minutes of yard work.

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