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Chiemseer Hell - AuerBräu AG

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Chiemseer Hell
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 01-06-2013)
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Nyczj

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2014 19:22:18 | More by Nyczj
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kojevergas

Texas

2.59/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

.5L brown glass bottle with branded silver pry-off pressure cap acquired at REWE supermarket. Best before: 12/11/14. 4.80% ABV per the label. Reviewed as a helles because the label clearly identifies it as a hell. Served cold into a Berliner Kindl Weisse glass. Expectations are average.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. White in colour. Fairly thin. Okay creaminess and frothiness. Retention is average - about 2 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Clear translucent transparent pale weak yellow. It's not quite watery looking, but it definitely seems weak and is slightly unappealing as a result. Poor vibrance.

Carbonation seems off. Not unique or special, and far from great. Still, it's fairly clean - no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

AROMA: A hint of citrusy lemon hop character. Faint Munich malts. Pils malts. It's way too grainy, as well, diluting what should be the Munich malt focus of the beer. I may be fooling myself, but I think I'm detecting some corn adjunct?

In any case, it's a subpar aroma for a helles - but mainly because it comes off cheap. And that's exactly what the beer was. Overall, it's an inoffensive aroma of below average strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet. Light to medium in body. It's not the light crisp feel I expect in a good helles, but it's generally refreshing I guess. It does have a bit too much weight and heft on the palate methinks. This texture isn't a great complement to the taste, but it's not awful. Overcarbonated.

Not oily, boozy, hot, gushed, astringent, harsh, scratchy, or rough. Overall presence on the palate is decent.

TASTE: Generic Munich malts, pils malts, clean barley. Some muted lemon zest. It doesn't seem very fresh or evocative; there isn't a lot of depth of flavour here. It's painfully simple, lacking intricacy and nuance. Simplicity is fine in a helles provided there's subtlety and balance, but this comes off unremarkable by both criteria. I like it in a general sense, but the build isn't gestalt or interesting.

Average duration and intensity of flavour.

OVERALL: It's a downable forgettable helles and I wouldn't get it again, but in fairness it's not bad for the price. You could do far worse. This will likely meet your expectations, but it's far from world class. I wouldn't get it again or recommend it to friends. Definitely below average.

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Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 19:52:30 | More by kojevergas
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Chris_Beer

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-22-2014 08:55:28 | More by Chris_Beer
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Yngvi

Iceland

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

10-29-2013 13:43:28 | More by Yngvi
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Bayrikaner

Germany

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-10-2013 17:47:56 | More by Bayrikaner
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, straw colour, clear, minimal fast fading head. Aroma was pronounced Hallertau hop and red cabbage. Tasted red cabbage, malt and pleasant honey notes, finish was wheaty. Moderate carbonation, crisp texture, smooth body. Overall refreshing, balanced, subtle and easy to drink, shame more people won't have access to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 11:49:13 | More by jonb5
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half-litre bottle: best before 7th May 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 31st Dec 2012.

Brewed by the now newly? named Chiemgauer Brauhaus (same address etc in Rosenheim).

Light golden body, clear, bright and clean: the head a full white crown of foaming bubbles sat on top, the head tried to hang around and did so for a short while before becoming a wisp and collar after about a minute.

Usual no show of a Helle/lager/pilsner smell: some grains maybe but not really much of anything. Gets my regular score of 3 for a non-smelling Helle.

Tastewise it was your typical Helles/pilsner, mid-range hop and malt mix: refreshing but not really flavoursome in any way.

OK and pleased I came across it.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:33:26 | More by BlackHaddock
Chiemseer Hell from AuerBräu AG
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