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Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing

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571 Ratings
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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 102 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-26-2014)
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4.68/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

TheFlern, May 07, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mitchster, Jul 01, 2014
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Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.