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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden lager in the traditional Munich brewing style. This is what you find on tap in Bavaria instead of a Pilsener. With more malt character and less hop bitterness than a pilsener, our Helles is full flavored but crisp. Slightly lighter bodied than our Seven Sisters Mnchner.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24830) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grainy aroma with weak grassy hints. Sweetish fruity grainy malty flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish with some hoppy hints.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Golden with a fairly thick head. Slightly bready, but overall mild aroma. Palate is bready and clean. Its a fresh, refreshing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13852) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft - Light cereal and malts. Clear gold with a thin white head. Cereal and a grainy sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Brewvival Trip Beer 32. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread and grassy hops. The taste is grass, grain, faint fruitiness. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12923) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2006
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white creamy head. Aroma of butter and citrus. Flavor of lemon and wheat. Light, clean, and refreshing summer brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11024) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Tap. Apple/orange malt aroma. Golden yellow color with moderate head. Lightly sweet apple malt flavor. Nice body especially for the style. A very well made Helles.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Clear gold. Bright white head. Some cereal grains up front, butter, crackers,biscuits. Not my cup of tea(beer).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/16/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear golden yellow, whispy white head, nice lace, candy sweet malt aroma, nice sweet malt flavor, light bitterness in the finish, good balance for a sweet beer, more flavor than Id expect from a hellis

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Crispy straw and delicate noble hops are sent to a drying finish where prickly carbonation tends to override the mild cereal and hop apport. This is yet another efficient session beer from 5 Seasons, but one which appears storyless when compared to their Seven Sisters Mnchner.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam settles onto the clear gold.
-The body is lean and perhaps more approachable to neophytes than their Seven Sisters, a fantastic Vienna.
-Even though it is malt driven, few malt flavors really shine; it is not crunchy enough for my tastes in Helles.
-Supporting hop bitterness is really low, which seems to be what the brewer wanted, but I would personally have preferred a tad more noble hop presence.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Bready malt aroma. Bronze coloured hoppy and floral with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish.


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