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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A light colored German style lager with assertive hop bitterness and flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Draft, on premises.Has a very light lager taste, but without the yeast bite. The advertised 33 IBU's were not very pronounced, but they contributed to a nice warming aspect. I only had a sampler glass, but I got a good clean Helles smell when I put my nose into it.

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of mild cereal grains, honey, and a hint of grass. It’s a transparent gold with a small white head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. There is some minimal webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick light honey and a hint of apple. The finish has mild grass and spice. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it’s a little on the sweet side for my preferences.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Redwood. Poured a yellow color with a small sized head. Grainy and on the very sweet side. Corny.

chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a pale gold with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, earthy, and bread. Flavor is sweet fruit, earthy, and bread. Very crisp. I enjoyed this slightly more than their Kolsch. Quite good.

Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Earthy vegative nose. Clear gold with a decent white head. Earthy and vegative, also just not nice.

Hollabus (8) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Was very disappointed with this beer. Had barely any taste, actually reminded me of piss water. It was worst than the big companies' piss water aka light beer. ������&#

deyholla (12276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of hay and grain with a touch of bread underlying. Flavor has a good amount of hay with bread and grain backing.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a deep gold with a thin head. Aroma is clean, yeasty doughy light grassy hops hints of lemon, good pils. Flavor is nice light spicy herbal hop kick on some crackery mostly fresh bready malts.. Fairly straight forward fresh and not much fault in this brew. Good.

Tmoney99 (14973) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Draft sample. Poured copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with this brew.

lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Sample on tap...Filtered golden yellow color with a disappearing head. Everything about this really reminds me of a Pale Lager rather than a Helles. I got very little hop bitterness, mainly just a sweet malt taste. Nothing much going on here, although it did go down really easily.

Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Sample at the brewpub: Pours a clear dark gold color with a medium thin light beige head with little retention. Thin rings of lace on the sample glass. The aroma is mostly malty with a fair amount of hops. Clean body with equal parts sweet malt and bitter hops. The finish is moderately bitter hops and lingers awhile. Overall this is a decent Helles.

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