Helles - The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.9/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
12-29-2011 03:52:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
10-05-2010 04:48:03 | More by AgentZero
2.83/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
07-07-2012 17:28:38 | More by Momar42
Helles from The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.