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Hell’s Half Mile is a German style Helles Lager that is pale gold with a creamy white head. Helles is German for bright. Hell’s Half Mile has an appealing grainy aroma with a slightly sweet malty flavor yet perfectly balanced with traditional noble hop characteristics. Don’t let the light color fool you! This full bodied beer is complex and refreshing!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bowlnman1990 (90) - 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 (7773) - 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 (206) - Saginaw, Michigan, 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 (80) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
Normally, this would get a better rating, but I’m not much of a lager fan. And I can’t 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 (8301) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 8, 2013
Slight biscuity/grainy aroma. Dark golden color with nice head and carbonation. Slight biscuity taste with just a slight hop presence. Great all around drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
u080088 (4) - Bay City, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
Love this beer. One of the best lagers I have ever had. Crisp and clean, yet very full bodied. I will look for this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Hazy gold with a short, off-white head. Light fruit, sour grain malt aroma. Taste is rather tart fruit, apple, slightly acidic. Very crisp and carbonated, increasing tart/sour. Not bad.

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