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Sovina Helles

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Brewed by Cerveja Sovina
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Porto, Portugal
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Appearance Yellow to medium gold. White foam, creamy and persistent. Unlike Pilsners (beer industry), the focus is on marlte this beer, but without excessive sweetness. The hop bitterness and aroma are present to "balance" the taste of malt, making it a very smooth beer.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dreamer (61) - PORTUGAL - APR 29, 2014
Golden color, sparkling, no head... some malt tast, no bitterness, no hops... sweet after-taste but short.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
titvs (81) - PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2014
Review notes according to BJCP 2008 guidelines. Aroma: DMS dominates the grain, malt and hop aroma. No spicy hop aromas present. Appearance: Pale orange with poor head and poor retention. Taste and palate: Very thin body, with a low malty palate. No hop flavour and no fruity esters present. Very low carbonation and no adstringency. Overall: a very poor example of a Helles.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2014
[Thanks to andregoncalves]. Bottled. Golden colour with minimal and quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is light malty with some notes of raw cereal. Flavor is light malty with slightly citrus notes. Citrus and some yeasty final.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19225) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks andregoncalves! Hazy golden, mid sized head. Gentle floral hop aromas. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Pleasant buttery malt flavours, combined with floral hops. Low-medium bitterness. Really well made, nicely drinkable helles - I only miss some malt depth/softness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden color with a small bubbly white head.
Aroma: Fruity, mild citric and malty.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, mild citric, mild fruity and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Lovely in the summer time.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with andregoncalves

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, hay, grass, citrus. Flavour is citrus, malt, butter, hay, grass. Ordinary beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, light to moderate hoppy, grass, herbs, dill alike herbs ! Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, herbs, grass, dill alike, sulfur notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (1027) - PORTUGAL - JUL 21, 2013
At CervejaRia. It pours a very light yellow with some head that rapidly disappear. Some citrus in the aroma but too light flavour with not much remarks.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (1884) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Courtesy of andregoncalves. Some citrus and fruity, sweet aromas. Pours hazy light gold, with vanishing white head, poor lacing. Light body, crispy texture, high carbonation. Taste is citrus, fizzy, fruity, subtle tart, seems more like a witbier rather than a helles, but enjoyable anyway.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10815) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale yellow with tiny head. Aroma is malt, grainy, little brett and herbs. Flavour is malt, grainy, thin, hop, little sulfur, brett, herbs, littl bitter, medium dry and a little watery.


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