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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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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
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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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Oldkentman, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

norinco, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
Photo of screamking
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.

screamking, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
Photo of mothman
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.

mothman, May 04, 2013
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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.

Groomsy, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Chris77McGrath, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Kavran, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

sixerofelixir, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Quackershnoc, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

elBecko, Feb 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

MemphisANiD, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jheezee, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 03, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a pale yellow color with a short 1/2" head that fall apart immediately.

Smell: light grassy aroma is all you can detect.

Taste: light malt profile with some grass and a hint of fruit sweetness. A bit of spiciness is detected from the hops.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother at the finish. Pretty clean aftertaste.

Overall: a very mild Helles lager that leaves you wanting a bit more malt flavor. Very easy to drink, but one is enough in a session.

Gavage, Jan 29, 2013
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matjack85, Jan 26, 2013
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ChuckSchick, Jan 25, 2013
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Lukass, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

bucketofheads, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

tmneyer, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

mwar, Nov 27, 2012
Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.