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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (336) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Consistent example for the style, this pours a clear golden with small white head that settles to a ring with a bit of clinging. Aroma is toasted malts and grassy hops with a touch of honey sweet. Flavor follows nose with just a bit too much carbonation along the way. Finishes briefly semi-sweet but clean. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (101) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
Buttered kettle corn without the saltiness, European hop spiciness. Lacks the creaminess of the top five or six German Helles but is a good interpretation of the style and can be had at a fair price. Not concerned where beers are from as long as they are enjoyable. That being said this is the best one I’ve tried from the US and a top 10 or 15 Helles overall.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RxForHealth (176) - - MAR 19, 2016
Best by 3/15/16 (ie. Past the date). Came from a mystery pack I purchased at a cider shop in Waterbury VT. An unexceptional lager. Nicer carbonated. No head. Yeast and spice aromas. Clean aftertaste. Wouldn't buy again but nothing wrong with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some fruits, citrus, sweetness and malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (5277) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (910) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (258) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2873) - 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.


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