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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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One of Germany’s quintessential beverages, now in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly sweet malt character. This gentle drink also features a straw-colored clarity that’s clearly heavenly!

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Taster at the Blarney Stone’s Solstice Fest, Oak Forest. Clear golden lager color, a thin ring of foam in a much used plastic taster cup. Light malt smell with a note of yeast. Malt becomes pretty prominent in the taste. Definitely in the Dortmunder category. Then a little sweetness kicks in to remind us that it is a lager without the water profile of a pilsener. But yes, enjoyably malty.


3.4
Finhead (1847) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Clear, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some floral notes along with cereal grains. It has a light, crisp body with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a quick finish.

3.6
muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2017
12 ounce bottle from...Schnucks in Roscoe, IL, I think. Served a bit above fridge themp in a König Pils glass. Pours a burnished gold-brass with a moderate-to-large but rather quick-diminishing snow-white head...aroma bready-grassy; a couple of bottles had a vague soapiness to them but that fades quickly; hints of tarragon and pepper are there for the asking when I work at it...the body has no problematic or off characteristics, thankfully, it's just a full-on thick malty layer of goodness with some nice light grassy-weedy bitterness towards the finish and a very light sweetness throughout; a near-perfect Helles on the tongue, this is. Perhaps in the end it's just a slight bit heavy and could use a tiny bit more carbonation, but that's quibbling. This is solid stuff in the end and I'm glad that more quality local examples of this style are available nowadays.

2.5
Jpmercer (100) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2017
One of Germany’s quintessential beverages, now in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly sweet malt character. This gentle drink also features a straw-colored clarity that’s clearly heavenly! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium body: Aroma of malt, hay/grain, and light hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, grain, some hops, and citrus; Crisp finish; Decent.

3.1
JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Lightly hazed light golden liquid. Small head of somewhat creamy looking white bubbles. Pale malt and light ester, especially bananas. Hint of herbal hops and actually caught a touch of alcohol. Very soft fell, nearly light a mild cask ale. Light pale malt, mild wheat, creamy. Most interesting and likely the best beer I’ve have tonight, but not much of a helles lager. Cream ale, golden ale, pre-pro lager/ale, damn near tastes like a good American wheat. Enjoyed it for what it was not what they told me it was. 1/14

2.8
thegreenrooster (4627) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Pour is a clear gold with a large white head. Aroma is a big malt with some sweetness and a bit of plastic. Flavor is a nice rich malt. Very clean with some grain and grassy hops. I don’t get any of the plastic in the flavor like I got in the aroma. Very true to style with a nice malt profile

3.3
vyvvy (6835) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma is on the malty side, lager roundness and caramel. It has a medium lightly rough body with moderate carbonation. It has a drier taste with some mildly toasted malt and dine spicy hops. Pretty good.

3.5
Homer321 (5249) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Draft at source. Clean malt nose. Crisp malt flavor. Very clean and free of any faults. A touch sweet but that’s the style. A super clean lager without any faults

5
stepnephewjoey (1) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
This beer is unreal. Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

5
Ericplaysdrums (1) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
A fantastic beer from a quality local brewery. Church Street Brewery has a lot of quality beers, but this one is my favorite


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