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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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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

08-03-2013 18:19:16 | More by Punky_Brewster
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2013 00:43:30 | More by Extrajoker00
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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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jonaspb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-28-2013 11:45:13 | More by jonaspb
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athesing10

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2013 02:57:43 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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DeFaz

Ohio

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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beercatbrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-13-2013 01:52:39 | More by beercatbrew
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a. Nice golden color, pored into a pint glass. Nice head.
s. something about the smell seems off. I can't really pin it.
t. Not very good, honestly tastes sorta corny-y, almost like a euro lager. After taste is not good, and as it warms it gets even funkier.
m.not bad not great.
o. Okay not great, they are easy to drink, Doubt I would buy again.

I got this out of a variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 22:01:14 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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MadWolf

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-06-2013 06:55:16 | More by MadWolf
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-19-2013 00:38:58 | More by davemathews68
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-17-2013 01:54:22 | More by buschbeer
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2013 18:41:53 | More by mrfrancis
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.6%

06-12-2013 16:43:07 | More by Brew33
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Oldkentman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-11-2013 13:31:41 | More by Oldkentman
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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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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-22-2013 19:29:45 | More by Rdc67
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screamking

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:03:38 | More by screamking
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Bill235

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2013 21:31:24 | More by Bill235
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

White head. Clear with a golden color.

Flavor profile is of earthy, grassy hops. Biscuit and cracker malt flavors. Reminds me slightly of a pils, but kind of bland.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Ends kind of dry.

Overall, for how light this was I enjoyed it. It represented the style fairly well. The blandness was the only bad part.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2013 16:16:45 | More by mothman
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass. The bottling date marks this as a fairly old beer, so I may re-review when it's fresh.

Moerlein's lager pours a fairly standard "lager" color - transparent, clear gold with a soapy white head that fades quickly. There's active carbonation from the bottom of the glass but little lacing left behind. Meh.

While many would expect an adjunct-like smell based on appearance, Moerlein's Helles boasts its traditional recipe proudly: Bready pils malts, a touch of honey, and spicy European hops. There is a touch of sourness lingering in the background that grows as the beer warms, but I tend to expect that with some of these styles. Not bad, just a little bland.

The taste on this is not bad. It is refreshing if nothing else, with a nice spicy bitterness on the finish with plenty of buttery and bready malts to provide some sweetness. The sourness does tend to linger but washes away fairly quickly. Overall, a fairly balanced and tasty, just not an absolute stand-out beer. Moerlein does better than this, I think. For what it's worth, though, this is a good transition beer.

Helles Lagers' mouthfeel has a crisp and dry carbonation with a fairly light body. The sourness on the finish fades fairly quickly. It is a very good summer beer, I think.

While not Moerlein's best, this is still okay for giving to your BMC-drinking friends at tailgates or house parties. It's a good transition beer, as I said... or if you don't necessarily want to go all-out for your regular go-to beer, this might suit you.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 22:12:03 | More by Groomsy
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-23-2013 13:33:56 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Kavran

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

03-09-2013 05:33:23 | More by Kavran
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-27-2013 19:47:15 | More by sixerofelixir
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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