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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBierBand on 07-21-2008)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a flute.

3.0 A: Light straw color and crystal clear. Two fingers of soapy head that falls quickly, even in a flute. Not really any lacing going on.

4.5 S: The aroma is quite enjoyable. Lots of sweetness, but not cloying at all. Grainy and a touch of straw. Simple, yet elegant. Hops are minimal.

4.0 T: Again, sweet yet not cloying. Earthy, a bit grainy but much less than in the smell. A bit doughy as well. Hops are minimal again and it works well.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation and creamy. Everything checks out here.

5.0 D: Pretty good beer. I usually hate the style, but this one is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 01:35:41 | More by DavoleBomb
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Brenden

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Darker than any Helles I've seen to date, it's almost amber and only as clear as the color allows (which is still pretty clear). A fizzy, big-bubbled head makes a fair effort and sets an oily foam atop the brew. It holds as is for the duration, laying down spotting as it goes.
Dry and sweet clash rather than complementing or working off each other. Malts are crackery while a slick sort of sweetness counters and dry hay runs underneath. It's okay.
It's mostly the same but with a distinct note of diacetyl running through. It's a little too grainy as well. Otherwise, that sweetness continues here, and there is an herbal hops note. Oils, grains, and slickness keep it from being remotely clean.
The same goes for what should be a crisp, light-bodied beer; it weighs heavy with an off slickness on the tongue. It is somewhat crisp, but not enough to redeem this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 21:14:15 | More by Brenden
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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.