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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Previously known as All Malt Lager (Helles)


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Wonderful bready aroma. Taste is very clean, sweet malt. I think it needs slightly more hops though. But this is still a very smooth, enjoyable beer. Much thanks to Springlicker for this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2010 Not quite as good as burgerbrau but close. Extremely light yellow with a minimal head- good lace though. Aroma is malty with great balance of noble hops. Pretty good flavor for such a light looking lager. Very malty and smooth. Easy to drink- everyone can like this beer- even swill drinkers. I also liked the helles better than the dortmunder- seemed a little smoother overall.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Enjoy by date of November 2004, Sampled December 2004
A spicy hop aroma emenates from my glass as I pour this beer. The beer is a brilliant straw gold color, and is topped by a frothy, just barely off-white head. The aroma is nicely full with continental spicy hop notes, I get notes of herbs, grass, and a hint of lemon. The beer is quite light on the palate, and has a pleasing malt sweetness. There is a nice bitterness in the finish, which is a nice balance. There is a decent amount of hop flavor here as well. This beer is actually defined by the hoppiness, though certainly not in the way that an IPA is defined by hoppiness.

This is just an incredibly tasty example of a Helles. Despite it being past its bottle date this beer tasted incredibly fresh and vibrant to me, I can’t even imagine a fresh one being better.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
I was shocked to see some of these low ratings for this brew. What else do you want from a lager? This beer is perfect, right on style! I don’t get it; some beers regardless of the taste, but because of the style (IPA’s Belgium) get high ratings, when lagers continue to receive low ratings. This is a great beer!!! However, I do agree with Cheapdark, the price is too high for this brew!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Clear golden color with nice white head. This is an exceptionally clear beer. A very malty sweet aroma. Flavor is crisp and smmoth with a great finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (554) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Light golden color with no head. Smell is sweet malt and very very light hop. Tastes good but it is watery on the finish. Not a bad light lager but I was hoping for more. I think they need to up the IBUs to the PU range and then this will be a gret beer. Missing the bitterness but the malt is there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle. What an uber brew. Just from the pour you can tell this is no lager. It looks more like a hefe than anything else. Coriander and malts are noticable. Sweet and spicey notes are present with a tad of banana. Finishes clean. VERY nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle 355ml
Aroma : traditional straight golden malt aroma, grainy lager with light scent of hop.6+
Appearance: great shade of gold with medium light white top.3-
Flavour and Palate: medium bodied. First sip tells all, perfectly prepared malt work. Its roundness, just enough carbonation inside with touch of hop. If not the label I would never believed this was brewed in USA. Perfectly balanced, softer than German counterparts, still crisper than Czech ones and fuller and more malt sided than most Polish micros. This is truly benchmark brew as for golden pale lager.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
A: snifter. pours a beautiful gold color, with some white lacing. low head retention and lacing. S: Smells sweeter than most helles, but it does have that distinct corn malt aroma. T: Tastes a little sweeter than expected. huge corn malts with no distinct hop flavor, probably some light nobles. Aftertaste is perfect though, just the sweetness, not the corn flavors. M: Clean and crisp, a little thicker than expected. good carbonation. D: very drinkable beer. I have started to drink more Helles lager, and I really enjoyed this one. great summer brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (256) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
EBD 3/4/14. Clear light golden pour with a nice head and normal lacing. Laid back nose of what strikes me as Hallertau hops, very slight. Light medium body with light carbonation. This a nice Helles that is to style. The taste is laid back, as is the nose, and light with the expected effervescence. A slight sweetness coupled with a bit of hop flavor and bitterness constitutes the flavor profile. Crisp and clean finish with a touch of lingering bitterness.


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