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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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4.4
wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 8, 2013
Slight biscuity/grainy aroma. Dark golden color with nice head and carbonation. Slight biscuity taste with just a slight hop presence. Great all around drinking beer.

3.9
u080088 (4) - Bay City, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
Love this beer. One of the best lagers I have ever had. Crisp and clean, yet very full bodied. I will look for this again.

3.9
spicyfrog (1) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
This is a great example of a Helles Lager. Great beer to introduce people to craft beer.

3.8
superspak (5675) - 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.

3.5
jagad5 (89) - - AUG 17, 2013
I wazs expecting a good helles bier. It waxs adequate but hardly stands up well compared to the helles bier of Munich. The only adjective I can use ito describe the taste is "thin."

3.4
Cybercat (5878) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Aroma is strong with plenty of fruity tones and an undertone of yeast, slightly sweet. It pours a clear yellowish amber with a thick, if not persistent, cream-white head. Flavor is malty, yeasty and fruity with a touch of sweetness and a hint of hops. Texture is very smooth yet quite fizzy, leaving behind a nice tingle.

3.4
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2013
A nice session beer well balanced and pleasing. Much better served in a glass than straight out of the bottle, resist the urge to skip this step. Once this beer breathes and warms a little it mellows significantly and becomes tremendous.

3.3
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.

3.2
flatmatt (1585) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours just a touch on the pale side of golden, lightly hazy, with a white head. Honey biscuit aroma. Flavor is also pretty biscuity with honey, slightly toasty, with caramel hints. Simple, but tasty.

3.2
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Tap: cloudy, goldenrod color with a thin, white skin spread across the top. Aroma is full of grains, mild must, lemon-lime zest, & some finishing lager yeast. Decent, but not quite as much breaded maltiness as I’d like from the style. Taste is very fresh & crisp with lightly metallic graininess, huge bread chunks & toasty malt (there it is!) with a lemon-lime zest finish. Yeast becomes more apparent in the aftertaste, lasting as a mild mouth coating. Not the greatest helles lager ever, but better than the ratings indicate, methinks.


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