Helles Lager - Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
When I'm in the mood for malty bread goodness, this is my go-to lager at Chuckanut. Crystal clear golden appearance with head that seems to have more staying power than their other lagers. Generous carbonation and very refreshing. As is appropriate for this style, very little in the way of hop aroma and flavor, and that, along with the relative predominance of malt over hop bitterness, distinguishes it from their excellent Pilsner.
05-11-2014 03:18:56 | More by tongatim
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
On-tap pint at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA.
appearance - straw yellow, transparent, near perfect head, good retention
smell - light malt
taste - a bit light on the profile, not much there...slightly bready, but the lack of a lingering aftertaste was refreshing on the palate
mouthfeel - good carbonation, crisp, light body
overall - not a bad session beer but lacking on the flavor front.
10-26-2011 04:31:33 | More by djbreezy
British Columbia (Canada)
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
The beer is a maltier cousin to the pils and really is pretty straightlaced in style and finish.Good summer beer for the patio but still food friendly. Drinks well and is balanced to the T which is a hallmark of Chuckanut. I liked it but would rather have the pils for the hop notes.
09-16-2011 00:24:12 | More by canucklehead
3.28/5 rDev -14.8%
First had: on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Standard brew, not too much personality. Poured straw-colored with a minimal head. Crisp, grainy nose, and likewise to the tongue. Grain, straw, and grass. Moderately refreshing, light mouthfeel, and moderate drinkability.
04-29-2011 17:45:31 | More by Rifugium
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
The helles lager is not a charismatic style to begin with and rarely aspires to more than clean, simple refreshment value. But Chuckanut delivers as much here with little fanfare. Chuck's Helles is clear pale yellow with a smart foamy head and ideal carbonation. It sports a light, bread dough aroma with customary low-key taste properties balancing grainy malts with mild noble hop adornment.
A refreshing if unexciting lager without the beatific charm of Chuck's pilsner.
11-11-2009 00:24:27 | More by RedDiamond
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from 22oz bottle into 10oz glass. Poured a clear golden yellow with over an inch of fluffy, lively, white head that had real good retention and no lacing.
Slightly sweet, grainy aroma. Flavors are as expected for the style, bready and grain mostly. Smooth, even body with a very high level of drinkability.
Overall a decent example of the style, worth trying if you see it.
I had this beer on tap at the brewery yesterday, 7/28/09, and I am changing my review a little. I found this to be a better beer on tap and raised the numbers to reflect that.
07-10-2009 23:18:35 | More by beertunes
Helles Lager from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.