Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +25.4%
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.
10-12-2009 01:35:41 | More by DavoleBomb
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
4.1/5 rDev +19.5%
Got this one via a trade with brew3crew
A: Pours a perfectly clear medium golden color with a 1/2 layer of white head which quickly receeds to a thin topping. Even after sitting in the glass for a few minutes there is still ample carbonation rising, reminds me a little of champagne bubbles
S: The aroma are subtle, with hints of sweet tropical fruit (pineapple, mango), oranges, and a light bread/yeast backing.
T: The flavor is very clean with citrus and a light pepper flavor at first. The finish is dry with a lingering taste of bread dough
M: Very pleasing, with a medium light body and plenty of carbonation.
D: I could easily see going through a 6-pack of this on a hot day.
09-13-2010 23:54:27 | More by chefkevlar
4.03/5 rDev +17.5%
Original Lager pours a golden color, with lots of carbonation, and a nice size head, looks refreshing. There is a nice strong pale aroma, very dry, but strong. The taste is a bit watery and light at first, then finishes with a strong dry flavor on the palette. Easy to drink, and enjoyable. Overall this one took me by surprise, the first sip could be better, but the beer gets better the more you drink.
06-16-2012 02:02:25 | More by vette2006c5r
3.98/5 rDev +16%
S - Recieved in Beer Powerball week 2, courtesy of NCSUDO, much appreciado Jake.
A - Slightly rough pour gives off 2 fingers of head. They hang for a moment and then to a thin patchy surface on the beer, color is a nice amber hue, clear as water as I would expect a helles to be.
S - Malty, grainy notes, slight touch of honey, herbal grassy hints, slight biscuit character as well. dig it.
T - Definite biscuit, bitter up front only slightly, citrusy lemon rind, very nice and clean.
M - crisp, clean, unobnoxious, carb is perfect, body is full yet simple and light on the finish.
D - at 5.2 this is a damn fine session.
09-22-2008 04:25:47 | More by rsyberg01
3.98/5 rDev +16%
A relatively small, though compact, head atop a medium-orange body. At first glance not completely transparent and lo and behold there is yeast at the bottom of this bottle! Bottle conditioned lager? Hell Yeah! Is that typical for the style? Regardless I love when I find a 'real' ale.
A sour, wine-like aroma; smells like a chardonney (sp.). Beneath that a mild yeast mustiness and a thin, slightly sweet and toasty, pale malt aroma. Definitely plenty of grape in the nose.
At first taste a strong bitterness and cider-like flavor. After it warms a little some buttery yeast and a subtle, fruity noble hop taste indicates more than an average amount of hops, but not too much. Even further along, a light apple taste mixed with some toasty, biscuity light roast malts. I left most of the yeast in the bottle, but I would like to try to chill it further and try it with less yeast next time, and then more yeast the time after that!
Light with a little chewiness. Balanced carbonation to the body texture. Refreshing.
I am not too experienced with a Munich Helles, but I do like this beer. Nothing offsetting about it in the taste, though the nose is a little to vinous for my taste.
09-29-2010 01:00:02 | More by tapman
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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