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