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Corolla Gold Helles Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: akorsak on 09-23-2007

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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 21
Photo of mynie
3.06/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Helles brewers got it rough these days. The style very hard to brew and also unpopular, so people are less willing to overlook imperfections as they may be with, say, a double IPA.

This is an imperfect beer, but certainly not a bad one. Starts out a little tart, uncharacterstic for the style, and moves into a middle and finish of big, American cereal grains. Nice and malty, but I pick up some strong traces of adjunct that (I think) aren't appropriate for the style. Actually, it doesn't resemble a helles at all, more like an American blonde. I pick up no saaz, nor any hops whatsoever, and the cerealness is distinctly American.

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3.83/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.32/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.8/5  rDev -7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Undated 16 oz can at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma of malt and skunk
Head large (5 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to uneven 2 mm layer
Lacing none
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor of light malt and dimethylsulfide; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Pretty typical lager – not good, not bad, just typical

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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.83/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that quickly diminished, down to a light wispy film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild with a light biscuit malt, some grassy hops and a dusty yeast with hints of caramel, adjuncts (corn I believe) and a slight grainy appeal.

The taste was lightly malty with a touch of caramel early on, and then became mildly bitter and grainy with a mild adjunct finish. The flavor lasted only a short while proceeding the swallow, with a slightly bitter grainy taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this brew to be just OK, it was refreshing but really did not have a lot of flavor. This is a good brew when doing yard work on a hot Summers day when you're looking for something more than just to quench your thirst...


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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +32.9%

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3.52/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 22-oz bottle on the way back from OBX. Poured into a Prima Pils glass. Appears dark gold, clear with nice head that eventually fades. Good carbonation. Smells a touch sweet due to Pils malt. Clean & crisp. Low noble hop character. Subtle spiciness. Tastes clean with sweet pils malt. Perhaps a tad too heavier than I'd prefer. Overall, a very solid helles. Glad to have tried and would drink again.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.12/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC

A: Pours a very lightly hazy dark apricot/peach to orange in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow + peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy/soapy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film along with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and grainy malts with a touch of sweetness and just a hint of spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of malts - I get both caramel malts and toasted cereal grain malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are some very light hints of earthy and spicy hops that become a little more pronounced as the beer warms up. Light amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: This beer was easy to drink but just was not a good enough representation of the style for me to want to go back for more. There was just a little something missing in the mouthfeel and the flavor that left we wanting.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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Corolla Gold Helles Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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