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Summer Helles - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

417 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 61 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-09-2014 20:30:39 | More by MattSharpless
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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SFC21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-08-2014 16:09:34 | More by SFC21
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium Summer Helles has a rather thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, sweet, bready, barley malt, and the flavor is of biscuit, sweet malt, and not particularly bitter hops (I would have never guessed 31 IBU). Mouthfeel is medium, and New Belgium Summer Helles finishes crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. A very nice beer, yet, I can't say that it's any better than, say, Budweiser or Coors, so that has to be taken into consideration with a purchasing decision.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 12:27:26 | More by RonaldTheriot
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-08-2014 02:28:28 | More by TheBigBoy
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ben4unc

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-08-2014 02:00:48 | More by ben4unc
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MarkJBurch

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-08-2014 01:47:32 | More by MarkJBurch
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2014 00:05:12 | More by freewill35
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-07-2014 04:30:59 | More by CTaylorBrew
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2014 02:51:00 | More by avisong
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2014 00:03:55 | More by BamfBacon
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-06-2014 20:01:53 | More by VeganUndead
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-06-2014 18:04:57 | More by tjb27
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California

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-06-2014 05:26:10 | More by BreweryRun
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2014 05:20:43 | More by animal69
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2014 02:37:52 | More by jeffthepony
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-06-2014 00:13:01 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Tennessee

2.83/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Color is pale yellow, almost clear like water. Very little carbonation, practically no head, no lacing.

Smell: Canned corn/yeast/pizza dough

Taste: yeasty, sweet

mouthfeel: light body, feels nicely carbonated.

This beer has very little taste and is practically carbonated water, although it's perfect on a hot Summer day because it's so refreshing and easy to drink. The problem is that it's barely beer. The macros have more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 14:47:39 | More by donmonkey1
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed several of these on the 4th.
Nice easy drinking lager. Soft grainy aroma. Pale cloudy appearance with white head that settles out. Nice and pleasing flavors. Crunchy grain that blends very well with the crackling (yet soft) hops making a flavor mix that is hard to separate buts sits so nicely. Lower than average carbonation for a lager works fine in this case, making it an easy drinker. Also warms up nicely (not as nice as an ale, but certainly created another experience of the flavors).
Thanks LInda.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 13:06:35 | More by garymuchow
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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07-04-2014 13:59:03 | More by goodshiz
Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.