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Ninkasi Lux German-Style Helles Lager

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Illuminate your palate with this traditional German-style lager. Brewed with premium pilsner malt and bittered with German Hallertau hops, this Helles lager pours champagne in color. Bright, crisp and satisfying, enliven any occasion with Lux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Draft, pours clear golden with medium, frothy, white head. Aromas and flavor are corn, lager, and slightly toasty Pilsner malt. Very straightforward for a helles lager. A little bit of spice in the finish but mostly easy going german style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt and light mineral aroma. Malt and light mineral flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Spice and mineral linger with light malt and light grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle... Poured crystal clear, pale golden with a thin, white head with little retention. Pretty standard Helles which is all I can ask for. Malty and sweet. Bread-like cereal grains, mild citrus zest and faint hoppiness with a clean, sourdough grain finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Very pale with no head, and lots of fizz. Looks a lot like a ginger ale. Smell is hay, cereal, and a bit of skunk. Flavor is a little bit sweet. Very refreshing. This beer is a mixed bag, but overall very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle:   Straw and hay, even a touch of wheatiness.   Mild sweetness, crisp.   Very clean.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Even feels a bit zesty.   Clean too.   Lingering straw, hay, and grass.   Very light sweetness, maybe even a touch of lemon.   Another great lager from Ninkasi!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pdxhomebrewer (3) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Great for hot days.. Always love a good craft lager!! Great taste, refreshing, and very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2379) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2014
This helles is a bit on the sweet side, mostly sweet grains in both the flavor and aroma. Any hop influence comes in at the very end, almost killing the sweet aftertaste with a hint of bitterness. I don’t remember the German helles being adjunct grain sweet like this....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (262) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
This is actually really tasty.Nice and light giving it a refreshing feel, but still a lot of flavor in it. Almost like a more developed, flavorful, and refined PBR. Frothy mild sourness with citrus crispness. Bready aroma out the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Clear pale yellow in color... Aroma of pils hops... Flavor is extremely light, hint of sweet pale malts, light pils hops... Lawnmower beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Syzzer (597) - Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pale yellow color with white foamy head which thins to one thin layer. Highly carbonated. Smells of green grape and wheat. Taste is poor with bitterness unlike nicks with tart watery finish. 4.3 bd

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