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Brewed by Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Heidelberg, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kräusen ist eine untergärige helle Bierspezialität mit einer Stamwürze von 12,8% und einem Alkoholgehalt von 5,2%. Der Begriff Kräusen stammt aus der Fachsprache der Brauer und hat dort gleich drei Bedeutungen. entweder die Schaumdecke die sich während der Gärung auf dem Bier bildet und sich "kräuselt". oder ein Bier das mitten in der Gärung steht und eben gerade jene Schaumdecke hat. oder ein fertig gelagertes, unfiltriertes Bier in dem noch viel Hefe vorhanden ist. Unser Kräusen ist ein naturtrübes (unfiltriert), spritzig-freches und sehr mildes Bier. Es ist von all unseren Bieren dem Pils am ähnlichsten. Mit ca. 60% der Produktion zählt es zu unserem Bestseller.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rozsoma (508) - HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2014
Monoton, aber ok. Hozzá a tipikus bajor helles hozzáállást. Dicséretes. Hasonlít a Vetter Helles-éhez.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smalle (142) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2014
Draught at the breweyer. Cloudy yellow/blond beer. Very grainy, almost wort like. A bit of hay. Taste: malty and some light hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estpiwo (1279) - ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2014
Draft at Kulturbrauerei. Hazy golden color. Malty aroma with grassy notes. Flavor was medium hoppy, medium malty. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (150) - München, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg. Pours hazy light gold. Mild malt aroma. Slight noble hop bitterness with bready malt taste. Spritzy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10833) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
Gerstig herber Start. Die Herbe wird mit dem aufkommenden Hopfen stärker. Süffig, gerstig, trocken. 7/9/8/9//8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
#269 Das Scheffels Kräusen ist hellgelb und nur minimal trüb mit verhaltener Schaumbildung. Es riecht leicht hefig und säuerlich nach Apfel. Es beginnt erfrischend, wobei die leichte Fruchtnote schnell einer Hopfennote weicht, die zunehmends stärker wird. Als Freund hopfiger Biere finde ich dieses Kräusen ungewöhnlich und zwar ungewöhnlich gut! Test vom 4.10.2010, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 11,10,12,12,-,12 - 11,57

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
31/VII/2012 - on tap @ Kulturbrauerei (Heidelberg) - BB: n/a - (2012-795)

Cloudy lemon yellow beer, aery white head, unstable, adhesive leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of grains, stable, hay, a bit dirty, yeast. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: grains, bit of citrus, yeasty touch, herbal, spices, all-bran. Aftertaste: bit of almonds, sweet touch, bready, grains, dry ending with some citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Tap at brewpub. Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with a medium-large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and meal malt, spicy hops, and a clean lager character. Flavor is malty with light hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
On draught at the brewpub. The beer is a clear yellow-gold color with rising columns of bubbles and a medium thick and fluffy white head that burns away slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. Light body with flavors of toasted malt, mild hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is grainy malt with a faint hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Bready yeast paints a rustic flavorscape for this unfiltered Helles, as herbal hops and soft, doughy cereals merge in a pillowy show of balance.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A tuft of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-Cereal flavors are pleasant. Could there be wheat in here too?
-The finish is a continuation of the flavor profile, with mild herbal hop bitterness and equally delicate cereal sugars.
-Oh, if all North American brewpubs had a house blond of this character instead of the often mailed-in colours they brew…
-This is not a top-tier Helles, but it serves its purpose very well and is as drinkable as it is flavorful.

On tap at the brewpub.


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