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Cold As Helles Lager - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

Cold As Helles Lager
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 4.17%


Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2005)
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by necoadam:
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necoadam

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crisp golden color with a little bit of carbonation showing, but not much. Nose was rather light but consisted mostly with sweet malts with a faint aroma of spicy hops. When the beer warms the malts really showed through. Taste was rather good. Starts out with malts and a hint of grain with hops popping out later on. Good balance with this beer. And at 5.3 it had quite the medium mouthfeel to it. Not all that light. But a good beer choice here. Too bad they don't fill growlers with this though. Their growler policy is all messed up all together I think.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

01-10-2006 19:32:09 | More by necoadam
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

at first glance, you could confuse this with a Budweiser product, until you notice that the head doesn't fade away impishly or take a whiff and smell the tangy carbonation ascending. this beer packs a whallop of flavor for such a lighter colored beer. a good tangy start very lightweight on the tongue. it finishes smooth without changing its flavor. it also leaves you anxiously waiting the next sip. another quality brew from John Harvard's.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

03-13-2006 19:05:15 | More by sinstaineddemon
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counselor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really fine example of this style and an easy drinking lager. Clear clean gold/yellow appearance and a crisp balanced munich (?) malt and noble hop aroma. The beer is smooth and medium bodied on the tongue. The flavors a re well defined malt, no butter or off flavors. Finished clean, crisp with a slight lemon rind hop finish, very refreshing. A quaffable beer that was quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

12-04-2005 13:53:01 | More by counselor
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MarineHokie

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap

A- Bright, clear, golden color. Thick white head. Good retention and lacing.

S- Clean & malty not much hop aroma.

T- Crisp, slight graininess. Balanced malt & hop bitterness with citrusy notes.

M- Crisp, clean finish, dry but a little malt sweetnes sticks to your tongue on the finish.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

10-05-2005 17:54:50 | More by MarineHokie
Cold As Helles Lager from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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