RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A classic Munich-helles style lager with the emphasis on complex malt flavors and low hop character - in accordance with the style. Brewed with 2-row pale and Caramel 60 malts and Saaz and Hallertau hops. This was the first American beer to certifiably pass the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516.
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Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
I didn't know what I was buying with this brand, but I was reasonably pleased by the effort here. Slightly sweet despite the German hops--somehow the Saaz and Hallertau just jumped out at me--and the rest of the beer's dimensions displayed such balance. Clear and crisp with a hint of a dusty flavor, as well as a bit of caramel. Golden amber color. Good quality, though not especially interesting.

snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Pours a clear gold, small head and minimal carbonation. Aroma is mostly malty, slightly sweet, and that carried over into the flavor as well. Thanks to gerdy555 for this one!

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a light amber color with a small white head. Descent tasting Helles sytel brew from Cincy.

raymow (1700) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Decent but not great. It had a cloudy yellow/amber coloring and a slightly sweet aroma and flavor.

Darkover (1540) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Very light amber color with a small white head. Malt aroma with a just a little fruit. Flavor of malt(bread) and a little fruit. Has a little hops in the finish. Thanks Dogbrick.

JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 19, 2003
Orange, slightly cloudy body with a bubbly white head that doesn’t last more than 5 seconds. Appears to be very watery. Some faint bubbling. Smells of mild malt and fruity hops, both very subdued. Mouth-feel is thin and watery, which is a big surprise once you find out how strong a flavor this beer packs. Taste starts off with peach, concord grapes and a little apple, then quickly moves to a bitter, stone metallic hop flavor. Beer finishes like a dry white wine, with a peppery/carbonated throat burn. An interesting, strong flavored domestic that was just “ok” going down. Of note: A cat pee odor comes about as the beer warms. I probably will not buy this again. Sampled from a 12 oz. Bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, VA.

Dogbrick (13398) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2003
This beer is a lightly murky amber color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is lightly malty and fruity. Medium-bodied and very smooth with malt and hops in equal quantities. The finish is very clean and a little sweet. Better than I was expecting.

jgb9348 (6399) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Golden colour with a medium-thick dense white head. Aroma of limes, hops and malt with some subtlety of metal. Strong malty flavour with a bit of hops and some noticeable metal tastes. A good aftertaste filled with strong malt characteristics instead of just a subtle afterstase. The hops are pretty evident as well when the beer finishes. Overall a pretty good dortmunder style beer, and definately one to try again, especially because the price is so low! I bought my twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.

garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 A malty, very good (for a domestic) Midwestern Helles that was my "premium" beer of choice in the ’eighties! - Although the beer at that time was brewed by Hudepohl in Cincinnati.

sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Color is a dark gold with a bit of brown. Very slight haze. Big robust head with nice lace that stuck around for quite a while. Aroma is a very slight fruit with a hint of citrus. I did not get a big nose from this one. Taste is quite good. I really enjoy a good lager and this is a fine example of one. Nice malt sweetness up front with a nicely balanced hoppiness. This is a brew that you could have two or three of very easily. A very nice moderatly priced lager. I recomend this one.

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