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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

skoll's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Nice golden pour, good sweet and hoppy aromas, taste was a little off, of steeley sharp, not quite skunky may have to try again to see if i got a bad bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
355ml bottle. Golden pour, verybasic helles showing no diacetyl, basic and simple but not offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate grain and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at home with Randy. Pours a clear orange with no head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Flavor follows. Slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Pale clear pour. Not much head. Lots of grassy sweetness. Both in the nose and the mouth. Just not.my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (10213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at the Mackinac Island Draught House. Pours a clear gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma is mild with notes of hay, bread and a bit of biscuit. Flavor is mild with hay and grain and a bit of grass in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa, umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed golden with a thick, rocky white head. Aroma of mild citrus, grain, fresh bread. Flavor is crisp, mild citrus and grain notes. Lively carbonation, light bodied. Finish is fairly abrupt. It’s fine. Nothing particularly special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrianPopis (4) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Poured into an English pint glass. Mellow gold colour with a thin off-coloured white head that fades fast. First sip, lots of barley and almost a corn flavour. Kind of a grassy flavour to it as well. Medium sweetness, mild bitterness. Palate is very average with a thin texture.Too much carbonation. Overall, not a very good beer. I would not recommend it to anyone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrohia (242) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Fizzy, high carbonation. No lacing. Bubbly head doesn't stay. Yellow and a little cloudy. Smells like a Stroh's. Faint taste of piney medicine. Not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Tap: cloudy, goldenrod color with a thin, white skin spread across the top. Aroma is full of grains, mild must, lemon-lime zest, & some finishing lager yeast. Decent, but not quite as much breaded maltiness as I’d like from the style. Taste is very fresh & crisp with lightly metallic graininess, huge bread chunks & toasty malt (there it is!) with a lemon-lime zest finish. Yeast becomes more apparent in the aftertaste, lasting as a mild mouth coating. Not the greatest helles lager ever, but better than the ratings indicate, methinks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2073) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
A sweet Bud with a bit more malt. Limited aroma, head, body and taste. Golden color.

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