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von Trapp Golden Helles Lager

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Our lightest offering, “Helles” is German for “bright.” It is golden in color, and is a crisp, easy drinking beer for all occasions, a true session lager. The spicy hop characters are a bit more subdued and in balance with hops. It is our only lager that is filtered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (5125) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Corn and sourdough aromas. Stale malt and sourdough upfront turning to sweet caramel and adjunct in the medium length finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (835) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Light grain and bready aroma. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Light grain sweetness. Smooth and light bodied. Refreshing and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Best by date reads 9/29/2015. A - Sweet notes - honey, oat cereal. Fresh cut grass. Yeast (buttered biscuit) is present, despite the fact the beer has been filtered. A - Clear, straw yellow. Whispy, white head. T - Chewy, sweet flavors upfront (honey, oat cereal) followed by slightly spicy hop bitterness. Good balance. Resiny bitter hops linger on the pallet. M - Light-medium bodied, chewy. Soft carbonation. O - Though unexpected, the diacetyl was a welcomed addition to this well balanced pale lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3158) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Best by date of 10/03/15. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a transparent golden yellow color with carbonation rising at a decent pace. A one finger white foamy head accompanied the top of the beer and gently dissipated leaving some light stringy and clingy lacing. The smell started off with a sweet biscuit ordeal and blended into some light sweet corn. The taste was mainly sweet and added a light crisp bready setting leading into a refined gentle biscuity aftertaste and having no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation comes across fairly smooth leading to an all around smooth feel over my tongue. Overall, I say as a Munich Helles lager, it works. It would probably be a great food beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (241) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2015
12oz bottle from mixed 6 pack, poured into shaker pint glass.

Aroma: low spicy hops, slight diacetyl

Appearance: golden, clear, white head

Taste: Light bitter, Light sweet

Palate: light to medium body, avg carbonation

Overall: A nice Helles. Very clean pilsener taste with a slight hint of diacetyl in aroma and taste (or maybe my diacetyl dectector is too sensitive). The diacetyl isn’t overpowering, but it’s present if you’ve every made a diacetyl homebrew. Very nice flavor. Good hops and malt balance for style. Not sure the malt bill is as "complex" as indicated on the label, but it’s a fine and standard Helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Slightly hazy olive-yellow pour with short-lived head. The aroma is of roasted pale malts, grass, and sweetness. A little overripe fruit. Light to medium body. The taste has an array of sweetness and clean crisp hops making it slightly complex and well balanced. It is ideal for a warm day like today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5559) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap. Pours hazy butterscotch, medium creamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma is grainy, grass, bread. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, grainy, a hint of lemon, faint metal. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2432) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
On tap at Three Penny. Hazy dark straw with a biege head. Toasted grains, cereals, some grass, moderate sweetness and carbonation, mild body, somewhat grainy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (524) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Draft. Pours murky yellow-orange with thin white head. Medium carbonation over malt aroma. Nice unremarkable lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3547) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
16 oz sample on tap at Burlington International Airport. Aroma has nice, mineral character with a light biscuit and lemony character. Nice. Scantly hazy blonde body with a medium, fizzy white head. Starts with a nice, sweet, doughy and cereal flavor. Some mineral character in the middle. Finishes nice with light metallic hints. Tasty.

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