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Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
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457 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-26-2014)
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with a small, steady bubbles rising to the top forming a white head that settles and stays, leaving rings of lacing.

The smell is of grain, bread, hint of honey with subtle floral noble hops.

The taste is of sweet grain, cracker-like bread with a touch of lemon. There is a mild balance floral hop dryness in the finish.

It is crisp and refreshing. Certainly smooth and easy-to-drink.

A basic, well-made refreshing helles. An enjoyable "session" brew!

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2014 00:29:11 | More by jwc215
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kds2437

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

08-02-2014 01:25:15 | More by kds2437
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-01-2014 07:25:25 | More by TheWillMitch
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-01-2014 02:30:49 | More by stortore
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West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by November 16 2014, poured into a pint

A- pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a small foamy and creamy white head that retains fairly well

S- faint flowery and grassy hops, crackery malt with some clean earthy aromas

T- floral and grassy hops up front are complimented by toasted cracker, slightly sweet malty finish

M- light-medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- easy drinking summer bee, not on the level of the German originals, but very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 01:33:41 | More by Treyliff
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2014 07:35:14 | More by fivetime
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-30-2014 12:49:55 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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DrewsBrews450

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the beach so I been drinking adjunct lager for the most part of the day ( budweiser).. but had to have a six pack of craft.. the pour is clear with slight lace.. the smell is slight grass with a biscuit.. the taste is smooth slight sweet barley.. biscuit.. overall really not much different then the bud I been drinking all week just without the adjunct taste when it warms.. its slighty better then the bud but really the crazy price I payed here at the beach (9.99).. I rather just buy some more bud.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 02:09:47 | More by DrewsBrews450
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tumbler.

It's summer, so why the hell not have a new NB seasonal? This one pours a clear straw topped by a half-finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises thick grass, mild greenery, and dry, flaky white bread. The taste brings in more of the same, the bread subduing the grass a bit, though not enough to take control of the situation (nor to actually achieve much of a character of its own, despite its best efforts). The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, not a bad little helles, really. I could see drinking more, though it wouldn't likely be the first bottle I reach for in such a situation.

Serving type: bottle

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Florida

5/5  rDev +42.9%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Tennessee

2/5  rDev -42.9%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-26-2014 20:02:33 | More by JVan
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.