Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing
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4.68/5 rDev +34.1%
What a fantastic beer. Light, drinkable, flavorful, and all around perfect for a sunny day.
Appearance: light straw color very clear. plain white head with only okay lacing.
smells just like you want a summer session lager to smell like. light, a bit hoppy, soft sweet malt notes, but most of all refreshing smelling.
taste follows the nose.
mouthfeel, you could probably drink this instead of water if you needed to.
overall: pick this beer up and enjoy it already.
05-07-2014 20:44:25 | More by TheFlern
4.34/5 rDev +24.4%
Brewed with Pale malt and Schill Pils malt. Hopped with Target, Tettnang, and Hallertau. Lager yeast.
5.0 ABV, 31 IBU's, 155kcal/12oz
Pours out to a very very pale straw golden, forming a bone white head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is great....delicate cereal grain, a touch of DMS (as a helles should be), floral noble German hops, great German lager yeast character, beautifully clean. The mouthfeel is eminently crisp and super clean with a light body. The taste is much a recap of the aroma...slight corn flavor from the DMS with delicate malts over a well balanced bitterness which makes you want to drink more. The finish is dry, but not bracing or tart, leaving a delicate floral hop flavor lingering on the tongue.
This is just an awesome beer, and a fantastic example of the style. It takes some exceptional skill to brew a beer so delicate without any obvious flaws. I've been buying 6 packs of this throughout the summer and just keep going back to it. HIGHLY recommended.
07-01-2014 04:31:41 | More by Mitchster
Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.