Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing

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594 Ratings
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 104 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale yellow with a small head of foam and decent lacing. Spots of bubbles from the carbonation here and there.

Smell: Grain, grass, malt.

Taste: Grain, buscuity malts, hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a hint of lemon zest in the finish.

The Verdict: It’s OK. Slightly above average maybe, thanks to the lemon zest, but not much more than that. Rather bland and lightweight. Those who prefer something on the light side may actually prefer it.

Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jimmah120
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a best by date on it.

This is exactly what I was looking for. The look is unimportant, is corny new Belgium yeast. This is a light, crisp, watery lager with just the right amount of corn and sweet malt. Hops are a bit flat and medicinal, otherwise this is great.

Photo of whitebrow
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of invisiblecamel
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of bigaltemple
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of klesniew
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of vidisad
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Ristaccia
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Frankensteineken
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of vkv822
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz : pilsner glass

Clear, pale yellow with a thick, foamy white head.

Clean, grassy, lightly spicy hops with a grainy, crisp malt backbone.

Medium/light bodied, fizzy carbonation and a crisp finish.

A very well done Helles Lager. Crisp, easy drinking tasty beer.

Photo of ZAP
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Very impressive clarity to this beer. Light gold and clean and clear.

S-I know this does not have wheat in it but I get a big "cream of wheat" cereal impression.

T-More of a true Pils type malt flavor upfront and a nice noble hop dimension as well.

M-Light side of medium bodied...relatively crisp.

O-Excellent summer beer. Lacks the depth and complexity of some in this style but a great drinker for the summer.

Photo of BigJim5021
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of prock180
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jadpsu
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear, Pale straw yellow with a generous pure white head. This beers white head has superior retention and clinging glass side lace.
Smell: lots of grass, and grains, along with a little scent of lemon but I do not get much else.
Taste; Clean, light, refreshing. Good for a summer, thirst quencher, beer, lager, so true to its origin, which positively effected these rateing.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.