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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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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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fauxpunker


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

11-23-2012 21:24:43 | More by fauxpunker
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orm56

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2011 10:20:04 | More by orm56
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LyonsHead

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%

A: pours a dark yellow to very light orange with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. there is some lacing on the glass.

S: There is a grainy sweetness with a touch of toasted malt. Biscuity throughout. a background citrusy hop note. Im gettin a little DMS here but nothing unpleasant

T: Malty sweetness, very well balanced with a citrusy hop noted. medium bitterness that balances the malt well. Finishes dry and malty

M: medium body and very smooth

D: Pretty good beer. I liked it better as I made my way through the pint. initially wasn't crazy, by the end I wanted another.

06-09-2009 23:32:00 | More by LyonsHead
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donunrue

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-20-2012 05:40:24 | More by donunrue
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-30-2013 02:35:49 | More by Cynic-ale
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elBecko

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-18-2013 19:14:31 | More by elBecko
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KevBearcat529

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.6%

09-06-2012 19:27:43 | More by KevBearcat529
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2014 00:56:41 | More by jminch
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%

fresh 12 oz bottle.
Pours clear, golden with a moderate size head that has weak retention,
Fairly nice aroma of sweet and light roasted malts. Flavor is true to German style heles with no noteworthy faults or strengths.
Medium-light body; lightly crisp carbonation; slightly dry finish.

08-09-2013 18:30:01 | More by chinchill
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pwoods

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +19.5%

12oz. brown bottle from the sampler pack, purchased at Kroger's in Finneytown, poured into a pint.

A: Pours a light amber or toasted straw color, good visibility. 1 finger of white head forms and holds for a bit. Some lacing here and there.

S: Light floral and grassy hops with a prick of spice. Grainy and lightly toasted malts.

T/M: More of the grainy and lightly toasted malts with a touch of added sweetness. The hops are a bit softer but still have that earthy and grassy taste. From the middle and through the end, it tightens up into a crisp, dry finish with a touch of lasting bitterness. Body is medium-light with decent carbonation.

D: Tasty enough and very sessionable. Wouldn't mind knocking a few more of these back after a long day in the sun. Their website lists this as 5.2% ABV

06-02-2008 00:48:26 | More by pwoods
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Brenden

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

07-28-2014 21:14:15 | More by Brenden
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cynical1027

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-21-2012 02:26:40 | More by cynical1027
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OtsegoHive

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

05-08-2012 16:56:13 | More by OtsegoHive
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jdspears41

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

I enjoy this brewery and this is a great golden beer. I like this beer on a nice warm day sitting next to the pool.

A- Beautiful color when poured into a glass. Its a golden color with a nice little head on top.

S- Its not a crazy strong smell, but does have a great hint of hops to it.

T- Its my "miller lite" or "Bud light". I can drink this stuff all day and not get sick of it.

M- It has a smooth feel and goes down nice.

D- Easy to drink and great to have a cooler full of it.

03-08-2011 12:51:47 | More by jdspears41
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norinco

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-29-2013 15:18:33 | More by norinco
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-04-2013 18:18:45 | More by jheezee
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misterkew

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-04-2014 01:30:56 | More by misterkew
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bwood06

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-28-2014 14:26:17 | More by bwood06
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athesing10

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2013 19:53:38 | More by athesing10
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MCDub

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

10-17-2012 19:10:33 | More by MCDub
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +45.8%

06-22-2014 05:45:13 | More by Jasoncolliver
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emerge077

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%

"9284A..." on bottom of glass, "29609N" inkjet on the neck. Guessing this means 284/296th day of 2009, making it 4ish months old. $0.99 at Binny's Plainfield.

Poured into a stange glass, for lack of a pilsner glass.

Crystal clear gold, occasional streams of carbonation. A finger of head with a light sheen to it, recedes to a solid cover that remains for a good while. Aroma is very minerally, wet hay, grain.

Saltine cracker, crisp, pretty dry in the end leaving a faint breadiness. A very mild bitter elelment, no hop flavor left that I can pick up. Aftertaste of honey minutes later. Crisp carbonation, then dry. This is fairly average, though fresh on draft it may be better.

02-25-2010 02:30:13 | More by emerge077
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-08-2012 16:29:50 | More by LJWalker
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screamking

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

It pours a clear straw color with a good amount of carbonation. 1 finger white head goes away quickly. Typical lager smell, maybe a little more robust then some. This beer has a lot of crispness to it. For what it is, this lager has a wonderful feel and finish. With its small ABV this beer could be drank all night long. Moerlein as a whole makes too many lagers, but most are quite good. It would be a good start for someone who only drinks Budweiser.

05-15-2013 00:03:38 | More by screamking
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-01-2014 02:26:06 | More by Rod_J
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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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