Brewed by Meantime (Asahi)
Style: Pale Lager
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Helles is the German word for light as in light colour, and this golden coloured beer is typified by a refreshing piney, citrus hop aroma sitting atop a predominantly light malt accented palate.
The hop aromas and delicate malt flavours work together in perfect balance to produce a refreshing beer with a clean, crisp finish. The Hallertaur hop does all its work on the nose, meaning this is a beer with very low bitterness. An ideal companion to roast pork, light seafood pasta, goats cheese salad, or an apricot tatin.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Superbeer (1) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
My favourite British pale lager. Very easy to drink. Lively carbonation with great hoppy palate (Hallertau, I suppose).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: Light golden body, bright, clear and clean looking: a typical Helles/Pils/Lager in fact, even down to the thin white head that didnt hang around for long. Standard aroma of not much (from Helles/Pils/Lager): suggestions of floral hops and shortbread biscuits if Im being kind. Again nothing to push it above other Helles, light tasting blend of bland ingredients that give a mild hop/malt flavour which didnt excite or interest me a great deal. Carbonisation as youd expect, giving it a pop/fizzy zing to it: maybe if it had been drank in a sunny beer garden in Munich instead of cold pub just outside London it might have faired better in the scoring, but I doubt it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
No noticeable scent. The taste is fresh and dry with a touch of malt and grassy hops. Reminiscent of a pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13803) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (17953) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Tap @ The Market Porter. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are straw, grass, bread, grain, malt and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Dont know about close to water but this is pretty close to urine in my mind - unpleasant from start to finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2011
Keg @ Brewdog Glasgow. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Nose is grassy, hay, bit dry. Flavour is dry, grassy, fairly bitter. Fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (4736) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. "grainy brewery" aroma. Bright clear golden yellow colour. Grainy flavour. Sharp with sour aftertaste. A big tasting lager but it is not very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2011
On keg at The BrewDog Bar. Pours a light blonde colour with a lacy white head. Aroma and flavours of yeast, caramel and barley. Foamy mouth-feel. Good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9973) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Draught at Greenwich Union. Malty, cereal nose with light grassy hops. Deep golden color with a fine head. Grainy, meaty bread in the mouth, not sweet. Dry, with good grassy hops and a touch of cardboard that takes away from it. Simple but clean and good.

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