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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Hell’s Half Mile is a German style Helles Lager that is pale gold with a creamy white head. Helles is German for bright. Hell’s Half Mile has an appealing grainy aroma with a slightly sweet malty flavor yet perfectly balanced with traditional noble hop characteristics. Don’t let the light color fool you! This full bodied beer is complex and refreshing!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Don’t remember it too much. Should have taken more notes.

superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit fruity/yeasty in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very nice Helles. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

ebone1988 (2124) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Aroma is super sweet, corn, malt, fruit, not good. Appearance is amber golden, light tan head, clear. Taste is nutty, malty, sweet, caramel, metallic, not good. Mouthfeel is light body, light carbonation, metallic fake sweet aftertaste. Overall, not good.

crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
355ml bottle. Golden pour, verybasic helles showing no diacetyl, basic and simple but not offensive.

Tmoney99 (14976) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate grain and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at home with Randy. Pours a clear orange with no head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Flavor follows. Slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Pale clear pour. Not much head. Lots of grassy sweetness. Both in the nose and the mouth. Just not.my thing.

deyholla (12289) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at the Mackinac Island Draught House. Pours a clear gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma is mild with notes of hay, bread and a bit of biscuit. Flavor is mild with hay and grain and a bit of grass in the finish.

HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa, umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed golden with a thick, rocky white head. Aroma of mild citrus, grain, fresh bread. Flavor is crisp, mild citrus and grain notes. Lively carbonation, light bodied. Finish is fairly abrupt. It’s fine. Nothing particularly special.

BrianPopis (4) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Poured into an English pint glass. Mellow gold colour with a thin off-coloured white head that fades fast. First sip, lots of barley and almost a corn flavour. Kind of a grassy flavour to it as well. Medium sweetness, mild bitterness. Palate is very average with a thin texture.Too much carbonation. Overall, not a very good beer. I would not recommend it to anyone.

mrohia (280) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Fizzy, high carbonation. No lacing. Bubbly head doesn't stay. Yellow and a little cloudy. Smells like a Stroh's. Faint taste of piney medicine. Not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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