Brooklyner Keller Helles

Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, New York USA
5% Dortmunder/Helles | 46 Ratings | Spring Seasonal |
Pilsner may be better known, but the everyday beer of Bavaria is pilsnerís cousin, Hellesbier. The German word "hell" seems to evoke perdition, but simply means "pale". The Helles style is a golden all-malt lager that emphasizes malt character over hop bitterness and aroma. Brooklyner Keller Helles is truly old-school; the word "keller" means "cellar" and denotes a beer that is unfiltered and super-fresh. Our brewmaster has spent many fine afternoons drinking Hellesbier in Munichís beer gardens and decided to bring you an authentic flavor thatís rarely seen in the United States. Fermented and then lagered for weeks at very cold temperatures, Keller Helles has a pale gold color, a haze of German lager yeast, a fresh malty/yeasty aroma, a lilt of floral hops and a dry clean finish. It tastes like a summer day, and a very nice one at that. Itís great with fresh goat cheeses, seafood, and just about anything that tastes good at a barbecue.

Malt: 100% Bavarian two-row Pilsner malt
Hops: 100% Hallertauer Perle (Germany)
O.G.: 12į
ABV: 5.0%

Available draught-only at select beer bars and restaurants.

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