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Helles Lager - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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78
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-04-2010)
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ohio

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-30-2013 03:08:20 | More by C_Roetting
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starkdog24

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26%

08-23-2013 22:39:21 | More by starkdog24
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of Rivertown's Helles lager a couple weeks ago from my cousin Adam. I've never had anything from Rivertown before and they don't distribute to Michigan, so I was happy when my cousin gave me a couple bottles to try out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a shorter brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it has a nice city scene in the background, but it's not that eye catching. It poured a slightly cloudy straw yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and didn't really leave any lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but it's a little cloudy for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of malts that impart some sweet, grainy and slight biscuit like aromas with some bready aromas sticking out the most that are very similar to a slice of white bread. Up next comes a very light amount of spicy hops that are barely detectable. The aroma was nice, but I think a little more hop aroma would help balance it out a little.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by loads of bready malts that impart a flavor that reminds me of Wonder Bread. Up next comes some doughy yeast flavors followed by a light amount of spicy hops. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness just a little more sweetness with a very white bread like aftertaste that seems to stick around for a while. This was a nice tasting Helles Lager, but I thought it could use just a little more balance.

M- Very smooth, clean, pretty crisp, a little dry, on the slightly thicker side of being light bodied, with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and I think it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and it's an above average example of the style, the malts were very bready and it had the signature spicy hops, but I think they were just a little light for the style. This beer had good drinkability, it was pretty smooth, clean, not filling, and the flavors did a decent job at holding my attention, I wouldn't have a problem drinking a few of these and it makes for a nice beer to enjoy on those hot summer afternoons. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and mouthfeel they were both pretty nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the balance, I feel like a little more spicy hops would help make this truer to style and balance out all those bready malts. I would order a pint or two of this at a bar, but I don't think I would get a six pack of it and I recommend to anyone who likes easy drinking Lagers. All in all I enjoyed this beer, it was a nice easy drinking lager, but Hofbräu Original is still my favorite of the style, i think it's more balanced than this beer and it does a better job at showcasing those spicy hop flavors. This made for a decent first impression for Rivertown and i'm interested in checking out more of their beers. Thanks a lot Adam.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 03:46:35 | More by StoutHunter
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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fitrock2112

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Helles into a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear golden with a half of finger head.

S - The aroma is very light, some bread, pinch of hops. Nothing over powering or knocking my socks here.

T - Whew, the taste is much improved over the smell. More biscuit qualities, touch of hops. Nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.

M - The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

O - This style isn't gonna wow anyone, but hits the spot and is worth a try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 22:25:20 | More by fitrock2112
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-16-2013 03:18:15 | More by davemathews68
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Bill235

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-09-2013 19:15:00 | More by Bill235
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Helles Lager from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.