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Free State 1854 Helles


Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
Style: Dortmunder/Helles | Ratings: 10 | Alcohol: -
This is a German Helles style lager. Helles is German for “bright”. These began to be produced in Munich around 1890 as a response to the popularity of Czeck Pilsner beers and are marked by a light color, smooth malt flavor and modest hop character. This beer primarily relies on top quality Pilsner malt for its flavor and body. American Vanguard hops are used to add a subtle hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It is a lager style, or bottom fermented beer, which showcases the flavors of the ingredients over the flavors of the yeast.We originally brewed this beer in celebration of Lawrence’s 150th anniversary in 2004, hense the name 1854 Helles. OG 12.5° P/1050 Hops - 20 IBU

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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