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Brewed by Brauhaus Riegele
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Augsburg, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Einzigartig dank Spelzentrennung und uraltem Schrotmaischverfahren. Die Spelze (das ist die Schale des Malzes, in der bittere Gerbstoffe sitzen) wird beim Schroten (so nennt der Riegele Brauer das Mahlen des Malzes) vom Korn getrennt und nicht mit eingemaischt (mit Wasser vermischt) - deshalb so mild.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hotwheels (1) - - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
The best beer I have tasted, and Ive sampled many over the years. The taste and particularly the aroma, are simply sublime.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
rich malty nose. pale yellow straw color, crystal clear. rich malty flavor, tangy, low-med bitterness. noble hop character. chewy maltiness. super clean. dry sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (2079) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Springhurst); split four ways. Aroma: Semi-dry cereal with an abiding grassiness that reminds me of German Pilsners; very clean and inviting. Appearance: Yellow pour with light streams of carbonation supporting a patchy white head. Flavor: Assertively grassy up front; malts more subtle and leave a whisper of sweetness, leading to a dry, grassy finish. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, very soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Its a superbly done Helles; probably the best German example Ive found stateside, especially from a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6857) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty bready smell with some light caramel. Similar taste. Clean. This is very nice, I like the malt base in this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2014
Golden color, stable white head. Aroma of malt, hay, herbs and decent citral notes. Taste starts sweet with notes of cereals, nuts and grass. Well balanced, medium-bodied, medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sumo234 (100) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - MAR 28, 2017
0,5 l bottle. Yellow color with medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of bread. Medium body with low carbonation. Taste of sweet malt and little of bread or bisquit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of earth, floral hops, bread, fresh hops, grain and toast. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of floral hops, light sweet bread malt and earth. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Very drinkable. This is great. Complex enough. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2002
quite curious. strong rockmelon aroma. surprisingly prickly then a little sweet and with a satisfying meaty dry finish. one of the better and more interesting helles around

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2010 Draught, The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Pale lacy flute wafting with fresh herbal hop, honey, hay and chick pea. Lemony, grassy hop melding into honey and crackerbread malt. Immaculate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3819) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
50cl bottle sample @"Alles IPA? - Craft anders" ProBierclub Seminar, Braukunst Live Mnchen 2014, FR. This beer is all about the taste and learning about the textures of layered malts created by a work-intense old gristing procedure does pay off when sampling. Delicate sandcake pale malts, spelt, hay all add to a strange thick texture for a Helles/Export made palatable by its slight wood astringency. Otherwise mildly hopped like any other Export, but the texture and mouthfeel are astounding, if not thirst-quenching.


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