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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Bronze Medal, GABF 2002. A German style Golden Lager beer brewed with imported German Pils and Carmel malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. Golden in color and medium-bodied with a gentle, dry finish. (NOTE: This beer was formerly called French Creek Helles.)

Fritz123's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1473) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Can from a trade with Brian. Thanks! Poured into a snifter at home. Yellow pour with slight haze and a one finger head. Bready aroma with grains and slight honey. Taste is similar with bready malts and a hint of honey notes. Light body, solid tasty finish. Good helles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Can (BB Feb, 2016). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of soap. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather thin, watery, and rough-malted. Drinkable but not very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Meh, pretty boring belles that is thin and orange. Decent hopping but overall just too weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2015
can - nice golden color. Malt and hop flavor. Very refreshing. I’ll be drinking this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours yellow fizzy. Aroma is full of apples, a most like a cider. Taste has more different malt notes though still sweet apple notes. Not much hops. Palate is thin, good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (314) - Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Can into tulip. Golden w white head. Nice floral aroma. Biscuity notes. Mild hop and malt. Mild pine. Mildly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
deekyn (1428) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Simple thick yellow pour with light sticky head. Nose is cereal grains, sweet corn, simple maltiness, and unidentifiable fruit (star fruit?). Light body with nice carb. Very drinkable. Taste is exactly as the nose. Nice summer drinkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Can 355ml. Thx to my southern neighbour benefactor. Pours blond with very low white head. No lacing. Aroma is of lager action, grain. Taste is of lager action, malt, some sugar. Palate: Light body. High carbonation. Overall: Good. Refreshing. Leagues better than expected, while indeed not too complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Can from Whole Foods London Piccadilly. It pours clear golden with a decent white head. The nose is soft, sweet, bready action, dough, cereal, pale and a bit pissy. The taste is crisp, clean, light bitterness, sweet doughy malts, creamy, cereal, fresh lemon, grassy, earth and light metallic twang with a smooth, dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and good drinkability. Very nice lagery action.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1319) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Can from Booths. Clear golden with little head. Surprisingly this had almost no aroma. I found it bitter, dry and tasty and a pretty authentic helles. I like it but my wife didn’t, she thought it was bland, which I suppose is fair enough following a Brewdog IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a decent transparency about it. Streams of carbonation rise at a moderate pace to fill a sly rapidly dissipating head. Leaves some light lacing roaming here and there. The smell starts with a sweet wheat and runs into a light little kick of spice as it warms. Semi-grassy but crisp and refreshing breadiness. The taste grabs the sweet wheat and combines it nicely into the spice, adds a little breadiness and blends into the aftertaste. There’s no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a purely wonderful sessionability about it. Carbonation is light and gentle but still good for the style and for me. Overall, as a Munich Helles lager, there’s nothing wrong with it. Its good and I would definitely have it again.

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