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Ninkasi Lux German-Style Helles Lager

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1509) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear light golden body. The aroma is grain and lemon. Nice. The taste is moderately bitter, lemon and honey. Good profile. The texture is light and crisp. A really nice Helles.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fcjack1 (212) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle From Tacoma boys. Pours light fizzy yellow. White head. Scent is very Mild. Taste is a little malty. Kind of plain. Decent. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from Walmart. Light golden on the pour. Nose is grainy and somewhat acidic. Fairly grainy in the flavor up front with a decent amount of maltiness for balance. A little bit of a grassy hop finish. Fairly clean brew. Transition from start to finish seems a little rough. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7461) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
On tap @ Beer Revolution, Calgary. Pale gold, average white head. Crackery grains, grassy accents, mild bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2971) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
17 Feb 2015, bottle. light yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is straw and faint lemon. thin body and moderately fizzy. straw malt, light lemon, mildly sweet with a faint bitter finish. pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Nose brings out herbal notes and light earthiness. Flavour is clean, with herbal and grassy notes. Drinkable enough, but pretty boring. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes Pours clear golden yellow with a with a foamy white head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4555) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution’s Edmonton location pours a pale straw color with a small white head leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is corn, grass and grains. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a corn malty sweetness. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Clean finish. A pretty decent representation of the style and worth trying at least once.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3691) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7194) - 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.


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