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Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

453 Ratings
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 60
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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3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass mug. Enjoy by 02Nov14 on corner of label. Rec'd graciously from friend Walker.

A: Crystal clear light gold with 1-finger of white, medium-size bubbled head with average retention but a nice collar of lacing at the top of the glass.

S: Grainy with soft noble hoppy grass and spicy notes

T: The flavor is good but is missing a little depth -- I had a DB Gold Leaf Lager last night and it brings more maltiness to the table. This one has soft pilsner malt, no DMS or off flavors, but without a whole lot more than just graininess and a mild touch of sweetness, not really bready or other lager flavors. I know this isn't supposed to be a complex beer, but I think there should be a bit more malty depth to this. The noble hopping is light but right on with the bitterness, light but effectively countering the grainy notes. No yeast or off flavors like sulfur.

M: Light bodied for sure and finishes pretty dry. Carbonation is medium and right where it should be. This beer is very drinkable.

O: NB Summer Helles is a pretty good summer beer -- it misses a little on the crispness of the hopping and is one-dimensional in the malt department. Still, all in all, this is a pretty solid helles and nothing wrong with it at all -- I just wish it brought a bit more malt flavor and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

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Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.