RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bronze Medal, GABF 2002. A German style Golden Lager beer brewed with imported German Pils and Carmel malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. Golden in color and medium-bodied with a gentle, dry finish. (NOTE: This beer was formerly called French Creek Helles.)

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3.8
Carlisle (1321) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2020
Can. Cracker malt and floral hop aroma. Floral hops over a cracker malt backbone. Light-medium body. Medium finish.

2.9
Beerdedone (3956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2020 Can. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, grain and grass. Flavor of pale malts, grain, light grass and bread.

3.2
Heidbummer (1935) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2019 Keg. Clear deep gold, generous head. Malty aroma. Clean taste, slightly sweet. Not much else to it but very good with food. Decent

3.2
kassner (2500) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2018
this is a pretty good examples of style, has some fragrance, nice clean hops. but of course a little thin. no head or lacing

3.5
ndm13 (19) - - MAY 6, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2018 The most interesting thing about this beer is the can. The rest is really a standard Helles lager. Certainly drinkable, not really bitter, okay flavor.

3.3
annunz123 (997) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2018
Lemon and a little funk in the aroma, a little off. Standard (and good) flavor, with lots of cereal-like pilsner malt and more grassy hops than usual. Pretty good.

3
McGarnigle (704) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2018
Can. I'm getting pretty noticeable lemon notes in this. They differentiate it from other helles lagers, but don't really fit. Beyond that, bready malt backbone and crisp hop bite.

3.8
Bikegary (44) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: APR 17, 2018 Nice golden color. Clean malty flavor. Nice noble hop flavor and aroma. Great summer beer, especially on hot days. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.4
crossovert (16736) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Blind tasted with 4 other helles/dortmunder lagers. Lagers were: 1. Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager 2. Lakefront My Turn #023 Dylan 3. Benediktiner Original / Hell 4. Schloßbrauerei Fattigau Schloß-Export 5. Key Helles. Both raters rated the beers 21534.

355ml can. Gold pour. Fruity aroma, mixed popsicle aroma. Falvor is grainy and hoppy, fresh, refreshing, bit bittersweet.

Post tasting thoughts:
This delivered but was a bit odd in a few ways.

2.9
LinusStick (3618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Drank this on a hot day after doing yard work so this got a higher rating than I probably would’ve given it. Aroma was weak. Lager smells with a hint of boiled egg. Pour was a light clear gold with no head. Taste was offensive at first but then as I got hotter it tasted better. Fresh baked bread and crust were the main flavors but there was little carbonation to help them. The sulfur hurt and there was a wet doughy finish. Im not a huge fan of the style to begin with, but this is one of the rare German styles that I think Americans just haven’t figured out yet


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