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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammer (1031) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Taste is faint hints of lemon, bottled water, hay, grain and pulp. Typical pale lager.


2.9
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3192) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Danyel (689) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (752) - 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.

3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1507) - 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!

3.7
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (480) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Descent beer, basic lager with some malt and barnyard foot funk ish smells. It is fine for a lighter beer, but I just don't think I am a lager person as they generally have off putting flavors to me. It is a crisp beer and I could see how it can be refreshing, but not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrodooo5 (1000) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2014
As light as they come but in no way offensive! Smooth & goes down easy while not providing any depth in flavor. Blah - a whatever beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (737) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
"Not a huge fan of this either. It’s passable but I agree theres an odd vegetal aspect that threatens to drown out the spicy noble hops. OK at best as part of the NB mixer..."


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