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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Hellís Half Mile is a German style Helles Lager that is pale gold with a creamy white head. Helles is German for bright. Hellís Half Mile has an appealing grainy aroma with a slightly sweet malty flavor yet perfectly balanced with traditional noble hop characteristics. Donít let the light color fool you! This full bodied beer is complex and refreshing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Donít remember it too much. Should have taken more notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Sweet hay and sour/stinky. Another of their beers with a bile aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jagad5 (89) - - AUG 17, 2013
I wazs expecting a good helles bier. It waxs adequate but hardly stands up well compared to the helles bier of Munich. The only adjective I can use ito describe the taste is "thin."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Aroma: malt, kinda soapy. App: brownish gold, no head. Taste: beer. Palate: some bite at the end. Overall: basic but not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
12oz bottle. Mildly hazy golden color. Thin slightly off-white head. Loose splotches and ropes of lace. Medium body. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky texture. Some grainy, bready malt flavors. Hint of pepper. Light bit of citrus. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Something tastes slightly off, not sure what.. But besides that, a pretty solid, easy drinking helles

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (322) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2013
It is not a bad beer. Pours light in color. Not a favorite style of beer, but I believe the brewery nailed the style. This would be a beer to drink at gatherings - something easy to drink all night. Also, they serve this at some local restaurants, and I would get this over the usual listings of domestics. Score might be too low do to not having enough of this style to compare to, and me preferring darker beers and IPAs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsquirrel29 (84) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
Normally, this would get a better rating, but Iím not much of a lager fan. And I canít give this as high of a rating as my favorite style of beers (dark ales - stouts). I normally drink Molson Canadian for an "at the bar go to" beer. This was much more full flavored than any typical bar lager. Not a great beer, but would definitely accept if offered to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Hay, cherry/apple, and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet honey/apple and barley malt flavor. Medium body. Okay - fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2013
A nice session beer well balanced and pleasing. Much better served in a glass than straight out of the bottle, resist the urge to skip this step. Once this beer breathes and warms a little it mellows significantly and becomes tremendous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spicyfrog (1) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
This is a great example of a Helles Lager. Great beer to introduce people to craft beer.

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