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Helles - The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill

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Helles
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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AgentZero on 10-05-2010)
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The last 2oz sample I had at Ruddy Duck.

A: The color is dark straw, and because of the serving size, there wasn't much head. Considering that, the lacing was good, though.

S: Has a bit of tangy malt, but it also features a bit of hefeweizen-esque sweetness as well. I like it!

T: The taste doesn't differ much from the smell. The maltiness and tangy hop finish were there, like I would expect, but it also features a hint of banana and cloves in the middle. Almost like a helles/hefeweizen hybrid, and it was pretty impressive, too.

M: This was nicely smooth, and well carbonated. Very refreshing.

O: Truth be told, I slightly regret not ordering a pint of this. It wasn't a pure helles, but I can tell you, I would jump all over this one the next time I go to Ruddy Duck.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

avisong, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TeamD, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - A muddy gold color with a bit of stick on the sides that left some chunk lacing.

S - Smelled mostly of sweet caramel malts, with a bit of bubble gum. It has an interesting aroma profile for a helles, particulary the bubble gum that comes out there.

T - Taste delivers on the smell. The bubble gum is definately there, along with a bit of sweet honey and a corn backbone. The fiance' liked this one quite a bit, although granted, she is not a beer person. The guy next to me recommended it as the best one as well, so I'm thinking this is a great one for the masses.

M - A bit flat, watery. Medium boded.

D - Very easily drinkable, and I think it is one that they can sell a good amount of to those who aren't huge into craft. An interesting take on the style.

AgentZero, Oct 05, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ckollias, Dec 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Viperman1316, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

NumberNone, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Antonius08, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Momar42
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Ruddy Duck into a standard pint glass.

A - hazy, cloudy light yellow with virtually no head.

S - lemons, citrus, spices and maybe slight wheat aroma. Not strong in the nose but for the style, enjoyable.

T - lemon flavor comes thru along with the bready base. Most of the taste is up front and dissipates quickly. A slight citrus like aftertaste lingers but not long. Pretty mild, both to my taste and to the style.

M - very light. Easily drinkable and virtually no alcohol presence.

O - for the style, I would say it is average. Not a huge fan of the Helles style but wanted to review this local every-day offering. For my tastes, it just doesn't have the chops to hold my interest. A decent Summer brew, but would benefit from more body and taste.

Momar42, Jul 07, 2012
Helles from The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
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