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Helles Lager - Fordham Brewing Company

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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drizzam on 09-12-2008

Clean & refreshing, this Bavarian style lager uses four different German grains & three hop varieties to create an intricate flavor profile & a beautiful deep golden color. Helles is brewed in the style of Munich’s everyday drinking beer. Prost!
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Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Radford007
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This and Heineken are my absolute favorite beers and they brew this 2 miles from my house! The only downfall is that at all of the Fordham/Old Dominion events including R2Hop2 and etc. they never have it to fill your growler! The taste is unbelievable! This is a great beer and typing this I'm going to get some at Dover Liquor Warehouse by my house! I am now editing cause I got the last sixer at store!

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of drbenderdo
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ToddGingerich
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of OhNo789
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cozmohollis
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden with a white head.

S: It has a sweet grain and yeast scent.

T: Sweet grain flavors up front and hoppy at the end.

M: It is medium bodied with a dry finish and highly carbonated.

O: Very drinkable especially in warmer weather. I like how refreshing and clean it was. Would definitely drink again and have more than one in a sitting.

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of fearfactory
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Omnium
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a lighter gold color, no head, no lacing.
S - Barely any aroma here, a little lager yeast at best.
T - Yeast, and a slight hint of lemon rind i think.
M - Slightly bitter, but not awful, nothing stays on with you.
O - This is just a regular beer, nothing special about it.

Photo of greyghost86
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of RickS95
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't care for the style, but this wasn't bad looking. It's a bit darker than what I expected. Still clear, but it's darker than straw colored, instead a deep goldenrod shade. Despite the light shade of the helles, the head is a stark contrast in extremely bright white. A good two fingers thick, it retains well leaving a faint, splotchy haze behind.

It's got a nice malty nose to it. Slight savory overtones come wafting up and what I think is something lemony.

Everything in the nose shows up on the tongue. Malt backbone with savory hops dancing a little jig with kind of a yeasty finish.

In addition to not thinking the mouthfeel sucked, I actually enjoyed it a bit. There's the slightest addition of sweet citrus to balance out the German yeast and hops. It's still light bodied, but it's crisp and dry in the finish to round out the experience.

Overall it's nice beer for the style. It's easy to drink, and would be even better on a hot day. I generally avoid lagers, but I enjoyed this one.

Helles Lager from Fordham Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.