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Northern Waters Smoked Helles - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Northern Waters Smoked Helles
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: blackie on 08-31-2010

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4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

seasonal at the brewpub, malts smoked by Northern Waters smokehaus, also of Duluth, slightly different name and a higher abv than their other (retired) smoked lager

a: shaker pint, crystal clear golden in color with a low, white head

s: clean pale lager structure with a crisp pilsner edge, somewhat grainy but clear and vibrant, great smoke aroma - fresh hardwood - mild and perfectly balanced, some grassy notes from a mild hopping

m: body ranging somewhere between light and medium, with carbonation occupying the lower end of the scale, crisp but a touch undercarbonated

t: crisp pilsner malt flavors form the bulk of the body, as a mild hardwood smoke provides a nice underlayer, really nice smoke presence reminiscent of the great Aecht line, grain, hops grassy, lending a mild balancing bitterness to the finish

d: absolutely no problem with this one, a highly drinkable lager, and the smoke adds just enough interest to keep one sipping

pint at the brewpub, first beer post Isle Royale with the dirtman

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Northern Waters Smoked Helles from Fitger's Brewhouse
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