RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Released 5/17/2008. Replaces the original <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/christian-moerlein-select-lager/1396/>Christian Moerlein Select Lager.

You’ve made a discovery – a Golden Helles from the original Lager House build by Christian Moerlein in Cincinnati’s Brewery District over 150 years ago. Today, Moerlein Lager House is brewed to the same standards that declared it the first American Brew to pass the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law. This Munchner-styled Helles is a balanced lager featuring a lightly toasted, yet defined malt character and a touch of hops for a clean finish. Moerlein Helles features a deep golden color, 2-row and Munich malt, Hersbrucker hops, averages 5.2% alcohol by volume with an original gravity of 13 and bitterness units of 19.

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bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Aroma is citrus, and biscuit malts. Flavor is tea, slight peppery spice. A biscuity malt body, a crispy clean finish. This is a damn good beer. Perfect for a hot day. Wheres my chair and umbrella??

Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Poured clear gold with a super short, fizzy white head. Aroma is grainy, malty and a bit corny. The flavor has a decent malt profile. A bit of bread and spice. Thin mouthfeel. Pretty clean finish.

hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle… Clear yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head that disappears in a flash. The aroma is restrained and hard to figure out – maybe due to there being no lasting head. After a vigorous swirl, I am finally able to conjure up some notes of honey and toasted biscuit. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Very decently balanced. Grainy, biscuity, honey-malt sweetness held in check by peppery hop bitterness. Somewhat crisp, clean finish that dries way out.

Felsenbrau (53) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear coppery gold with minimal quickly-diminishing head and some lacing. Light aroma, slightly malty or grassy, perhaps some tea as well. Medium to light body, smooth, slightly carbonated. Finishes only slightly bitter. Easy to drink, perhaps better for hot weather. Would not buy again.

PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden with just a slight bit of murkiness to it - faint white head. Grainy, cereal-like aroma with some wort-like essence. Flavor has some corn cereal notes, some bready-toasty hints and some dry notes in the finish. Medium thick mouthfeel - leans to the dry side.

nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2008
12oz bottle from a Moerlein mixed 12pack bought in Kentucky. Sweet brewery malt aroma. Orange tan color, slightly hazy, but mostly clear. Mild crisp hoppiness up front and a smooth, sweet malty finish. A little thicker and richer than a typical German example. Pretty good session beer.

Homer321 (5072) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
soft white bready sweet smell. looks very clear, rich golden color with continuous carbonation. creamy mouthfeel. slightl fruitiness as it warms. overall a decent example of the style but a little too nutty. could use more yeast character.

Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours copper/gold with a thin but lasting white head. Aroma is dominated by citrus and tea. Tastes of light pepper, a hint of spice, some nice dry malt. Finishes lightly bitter with a nice hint of lingering dryness. This is better than the scores indicate.

BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours light amber, but something rather ’watery’ to the looks of it. Nose is sweet and malty. Suds is kickin. Some carbo-forest licks. But, at that, I say, ’Ye taste like Ye came from a tin.’ Sort of metalic taste in the malts. Some roasty business, and some earthbound playmates. Very VERY thin, though not that ’thin corn chip-hat-dance’ crap like Budweiser or Coors. At some point that metalic edge creeps back in and i feel as though I’ve just been punched in the mouth and am tasting blood. (this isn’t to say because it’s like 2 weeks away from Halloween either) I guess, in all fairness, i would agree that I have ’Discovered Something.’ I’ve discovered I can use this to clean the toothpaste taste out of my mouth in preperation for a better brew.

nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
The aroma is sweet and malty with a caramel type of malt. The hops are almost herbal but more grassy. The appearance is amber gold with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but somewhat astringent. The palate is thin. This is average at best.

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