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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Helles Belles is a traditional German-style lager brewed with premium pilsner malt and bittered with Hallertau hops. Originally brewed for the Oregon Brewers Festival, Helles (meaning light) is straw yellow in color, bright, and crisp. So for those about to rock, Ninkasi proudly presents Helles Belles!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A light sweet grainy nose. The flavor is big sweet grains, honey, toast. Smooth. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8399) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2016
bottle from City Beer SF. Crisp bready lager with light floral hops. Fairly well done though not terribly exciting. Clean finish with some yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Squizzle (202) - Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 I could drink of bunch of these. I could also go on about taste and aroma and other stuff (which I do appreciate) but I must put this beer in the context of time. I am watching a Phish show live stream on TV. I cant help wondering, if deadheads had this technology would they do the same? I drank this beer throughout the show and it was truly wonderful. So cheers! Cheers to Ninkisi and cheers to Phish. Thanks for all you both do. Cause both you rule the universes in which you preside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (6657) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear, piss yellow with some white head. Nose has malt, flowers, grass. Flavor is lemon, grass, mild honey. Very mild

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4594) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of hay, wheat, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, herbs, hay. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (18691) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow color, white head. Aroma of cardboard and lager. Taste is peppery bready straw, light medicine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Clear, pale yellow body with a small white head. Rain, German lager aroma. Classic flavor. Thin body, with a hint of tangy hops. Easy drinking, though not on par with the standard German examples.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Decent malt and decent for style. Crisp finish. Pours golden with great head and lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Like any other Helles, but with a touch of gasoline and lingering tannic flavors. I don’t really recommend this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1692) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle, Wine Warehouse. Pours crystal clear light golden with a small cottony white head. Smell is sweet: grassy, musty, almost a bit champagne-like. Taste is grasses, bitter leaves, light smoke, crackers.

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