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Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 13
Gots: 107 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-26-2014

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3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. This Helles pours bright and light in color. Light straw with good clarity and a half inch of white foam. Looks like a Bud Lt. Touch of funky hop notes on the nose, not much variety but a pleasant hop and grain sense.

Taste brings some lemon and a balancing pils malt light bready character. Pleasant finish, slightly sweet. Simple style done fairly well though still just an old school all malt lager with a slightly more complex mouthfeel. Easy and unobtrusive.

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Brew pours a very light yellowish color. Taste is plain and unimpressive. Bland label/package. Beer pours with a decent amount of foam and a bit too much head. This beer does not taste fresh and it is
very unoriginal. Leaves a pungent taste on the tongue similar to a Budweiser. Not recommended at all, but on that note, this beer could have been way worse!

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

A-Clear as day light yellow, not carbonation, one finger head.

S-Wheat, some pale malt, not much else. Bland and boring.

T-Bland and some odd malt flavors. Nothing else though.

M-Lighter, no carbonation, semi crisp though.

O-Just not a very good beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Very clear pale straw in color with a thin frothy white head that dissipates quickly. High carbonation. Initial head dissipates but half a finger is retained. 3.75/5

S - Aroma reminds me of a light pilsner. Malty with just a touch of sweetness. A bit of grassy hops. Biscuit. A hair peppery. 3.5/5

T - Very light malty, bready flavor. Slight pepper note. Grassy herbal hop finish. Light lingering bitterness. Sourdough aftertaste. Sourdough and hop bitterness combination is somewhat unpleasant for my taste. 3/5

M - High carbonation. Very light and dry. Finishes very dry. 3.75/5

O - Aftertaste throws me for a loop. A decent helles lager. Fairly true to style. Light. 3.25/5

Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.