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Camden Hells Lager | Camden Town Brewery

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Camden Hells LagerCamden Hells Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Camden Town Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StJamesGate on 11-14-2011

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours straw with a fading white head.
Nose shows spicy hops, cereal-like grain, some biscuity malt. Quite tempting.
Flavours include honey, grainy malt, spicy hops, cereal grains. Refreshing stuff.
Could use more carbonation.
Good work with an often-limited style.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of stephenlee
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. ABV is stated as 4.6%. Picked up recently from Waitrose as they have just started stocking it.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A clear pale gold hue with light carbonation. Yields a decent head of fluffy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed hops, grass/hay, mild overcooked veg and faint grain. Doesn't distinguish itself.

Tastes of light malt with a subtle, dry finish. Notes of stewed hops, overdone veg, grass, faint grain and mild earthy yeast. A slight, crisp bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with well-judged carbonation and good body for the style. Aftertaste of faint malt and stewed leaves.

So-so; this lager fits the style but underwhelms the senses. Looks alright, but the aroma and flavour are dull and possess some faint off-notes. Decent body. A reasonable effort but the result is a bit too close to macro for comfort. Where is the clean flavour and the depth of character? Nothing too special - no need to go out of you way for it.

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Against The Grain, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of malts are perceptible in the nose and slight bits of corn seem to be detectable.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather malty and seems to be a little sweet. Once again, hints of corn seem to shine through among the malts.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an easy drinking "lite" lager that goes down very easily.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale colour with medium carbonation & a small white head. Aromas of malt, grain, grass & hints of citrus. Taste of sweet malt, grain, lemon, citrus, straw, some bread and grassy hops leading to a sweet malt bitter finish.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle (4.6% ABV): BBD 12 Feb 14, poured into a Veltins badged stemmed tulip on 13 Nov 13 during a random lager/pilsner tasting session with the wife.

Looked fine, pale golden with a white crown, unlike most beers of this style the head hung around and gave some lacing, so I was pleased with that.

The nose was light, grainy and slightly floral with a mild sweetness.

The taste was also light and delicate: more hop bitterness than malty sweetness but both could be found in the flavours. Citrus notes as it warmed a little, which I didn't take too, but otherwise a good brew and it scored a lot better than some we shared that night.

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Photo of Mack_jamieson
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bjd88
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karo
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of joemarshall94
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DubC14
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Good appearance with decent lacing.

The aroma is muted. Some hay, noble hops and grassiness.

The taste is mildly metallic - in a good way. With delicate noble hops and grainy tastes

There is a hint of honey and apple skin.

Overall, this is a perfectly acceptable lager but not better than macro brewed German pils such as Warsteiner or Krombacher nor Helles such as Lowenbrau.

A well made lager but not a memorable one and in no way superior to the better macro lagers.

75/100

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3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rale
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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Camden Hells Lager from Camden Town Brewery
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