Square One Helles
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
Our Helles beer (German for "Pale") is true to the German style. It is dark gold in color with a balance between the malt sweetness & smooth hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3862) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 Heritage Festival. It poured a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of fruit and some earthy malt. The taste was of mildly spiced hops, fruit and malt flavor. A very good Helles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6750) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Honey amber color with a small white ring. A nicely balanced offering. Pine hop and caramel. Very creamy feel with some pleasant zing. Mildly bitter. Quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Draught at Square One. Pours clear yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of butter. Light bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Sample at the brewpub: Mostly clear golden color with a thin ivory-colored headr that dissipates right off the bat. Spotty lacing. Fruit and earthy malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with a clean mouthfeel and mildly spiced hops, fruit and malt flavor. The finish maintains the clean character and is moderately hoppy at first with a sweet aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Sampled from the brewpub. Filtered and golden hued. Sporatic bone white head. Crisp honey nose with touches of cereal grains and mild hops. Medium and lively. Good carbonation and hop mix in the palate. Mild tingling. Good balance. Zesty hop bitterness. Great session. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murawski (160) - USA - MAY 13, 2007
Tasted at St. Louis BrewFest, May 12, 2007. A Munchner Helles is a rather simple beer, and many breweries either think it is synonomous with "light" beer or they over-do it with too much citris/spicy hops. I’ve been to Munich and had it straight from their breweries, and this brew from Square One seemed just right. Nice clean aroma and appearance, with the simple flavor that results from a good Helles. Above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Gold in color with a small tan head. Not much in the aroma. Some hops on the palate and in the flavor and a carbonated finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (5886) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
Pours golden and clear with a tight white head. The aroma has light grain and clean pale malt. Medium body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with clean malt that is pale and very similar to a pils. There is also some light spice and some light sourness. The finish has a fully creamy (for the style) malt presence and a good amount of spicy hops. A decent beer and a good showing for the style from Square One.

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