Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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Reviews by DeFaz:
3.19/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This being an Ohio beer, and me living in Ohio, I admit that I wanted to like it. But it really doesn't have much to like--or dislike for that matter. The nose and taste are dominated by sweet malt, but there's a considerable dryness to the finish. Flavors are muted here, but you'll smell and taste bread and caramel. The mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is relatively low. Overall, this is a step up from the macro lagers, but at $8.49-$8.99 for a six pack, it just doesn't have much to make it stand out from the others beers in that price range. While I didn't dislike this, I won't be buying this one again. Next time I'm looking for an Ohio beer I'll be sure to stick to Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, or Columbus Brewing Company.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2013 01:42:04 | More by DeFaz
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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
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.