RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bronze Medal, GABF 2002. A German style Golden Lager beer brewed with imported German Pils and Carmel malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. Golden in color and medium-bodied with a gentle, dry finish. (NOTE: This beer was formerly called French Creek Helles.)

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3.3
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Can from BMart. When you open this the whole top peels off the can. Not sure I see the benefit to that. Anyway, nice golden color with a fluffy white head. There’s bread, cereal, toasted grains, and grassy hops in the aroma. The flavor follows. Sweet initially from bready, corn, and grain notes. It’s balanced by some bitter grassy hops on the back end. Maybe a slight hint of lemon. As the case with many Helles, a little on the sweet side, but this certainly fits as a solid summer lager to kick back with.

2.9
RichTheVillan (8457) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Can from Cotteridge Wines; colour unknown drank from can, head unknown didn’t pour it drank from can, sweet bready malt aroma, taste is malty, sweet a hint of caramel and a touch of honey.

3.3
allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Can from Appellation Wines. Good lagery nose - cooked vegetables, sweet cereal crops. tastes brings out some light lemon notes. Creamy palate, but a little too astringent on the finish for me. Good interpretation of the style though.

2.3
stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2013
Can from Appellation Wines, Edinburgh [280613]
Golden, clear, no head (drunk from can)
Aroma of sweet pale light lager malt, sweet cereal
Taste as aroma, soft bit spicy lager hops. soft cereals, dull
Palate - Medium carb, medium light body, quite oily, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Better than a standard lager but was boring and dull for me

3.6
AshtonMcCobb (7049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
355ml can from Appellation Wines. Pours golden with gentle bubbles and a decent head. The nose has gentle golden malt and a hint of citrus. The taste has more of the same. The palate has a light to medium body but in the case of the helles style what is more important is the balance and this is one that a Bavarian brewer would be proud of. The texture is creamy and the finish is clean but not too bitter. Overall, one of the best Helles outside Germany.

2.9
tommann (4033) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
355ml can at 4.9%. Pours yellow gold with a thin head. Aroma is straw malt with a touch of sulphur. Taste is sweet with straw malt. Touch of corn on the finish.

3.5
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 Oz can with rip off lid poured into a flute. Nice lasting head with lacing, bread, cereal, dough aromas lightly malted and hopped, very delicious great for a session. If you ever want to blow away a crotchety macro brew lover hand em this

3.5
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
12oz can with a cool pull off lid thanks to Keith! Rating #85. Light gold with a white head. Great drinking beer, nice crisp malts and very well done, good stuff. (2811)

3.1
HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Can..peel off lid..quite nice twist on canned beer..drank from the can..golden honey color..quite enjoyable and pretty light with a nice finish..decent..

2.8
MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12 oz novelty can from Giant Eagle on Route 8 in Pittsburgh. Borderline light beer with the accompanying lack of taste or body. Has its own refreshing qualities and the can is unique enough to warrant a try.


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