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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Brewed in the style of Dortmund, Germany, this golden lager has a delicate caramel malt character, balanced by a light body and mild German noble hops, creating a crisp, refreshing finish.
2014 vintage: 5.1% abv


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Thin white head. Light yellow clear color. "Delicate" is the key to flavor. An ok beer but nothing to keep in the frig.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
I’m underwhelmed. This beer, which was purchased in Warrenville, IL, while on a jaunt to Chicago, was something I hoped I’d enjoy. I was really psyched, in fact. Yet it’s so DRY and crisp and a tad metallic, and overly fizzy, that it reminds me of an Asahi Dry or a Sapporo. Sadly, such is the Dort/Helles style, and nothing can be done about it. I’ve never much liked the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Nothing better then having a beer at work on a Friday afternoon. Nice summer beer, the kind you want to enjoy on a beach.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Poured a clear golden yellow with just a light head around the edge of the glass. Sweet aroma with some caramel and honey.. intensified as it warmed. Flavor picked up some caramel and other sweet malts.. as well as some noble hops. Very crisp and clean on the palate. Smooth and tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Bottle. Dated best by 11/22/05. Certainly pours nice. A helles kind of gold with a bit of depth in the glass. Very thin ring of foam left over. Nice blustery German beer smell. Taste is full of those light lager malts with a brush of Vienna, and a clean German hop profile. Not exceptional, but a fine summer brew that sticks to style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
12 oz bottle - poured golden with a white fluffy head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts. Flavor is quite sweet as well. Caramel and some light corn come through. On the palate this is light bodied and very drinkable. A good summer beer and quite true to the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pour is a very cloudy yellow for a lager. Head is frigging huge! Aroma is a nice malt and hop mix. Flaovir is a citrusy and hop combo. The finish is nice and refreshing. A nice twist to the stayle and quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Bottle: Hazy yellow, large white rocky head, nice lacing, soft carbonation.   Soft spicy/fruity nose very similar to the core of a kiwi, but not as sweet.   Tart on the tongue, spicy but not as much as the aroma.   Very light malt profile, a bit spritzy.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Finishes clean, crisp, and somewhat like an extremely weakened saison + gueuze.   Very different for a Helles, not as lagerish as I had expected, but tasty regardless.   Thanks Mike!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (2004) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2005
A golden/amber colored beer with lively effervescence and a creamy, white film for a head. Flowery hop aroma with some lemon and a mild touch of skunk that wasn’t bothersome. Saaz hops? Lightly bitter with a honey-sweetness to round out a very smooth beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2005
very refreshing fruity lager. excellent balance between the malt and hops. this is actually one of the better two brother’s products that i have tried, although all have been decent.


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