Helles Lager - Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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Helles Lager
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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-10-2009)
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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tongatim
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of grittybrews
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of djbreezy
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of RedDiamond
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of beertunes
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Helles Lager from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.