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Fässla Lagerbier - Brauerei Fässla

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82
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-01-2005)
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bark

Sweden

2.42/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The colour is gold, the liquid clear. The finger thick head is white. No lacing occurs.

DMS notes dominates the smell: Boiled cabbage, canned corn, mixed fresh vegetables. Some sweetness and a mild bitterness.

The taste is soft and rounded like a München Helles is supposed to be, and quite clean if it hadn’t been for the DMS vegetable flavours. The vegetables get even stronger in the aftertaste in the otherwise smooth and dry aftertaste. Dry malty hints in the finish.

The carbonation is medium to mild; the liquid is dry making this a very drinkable beer.

To much DMS, otherwise a fine brew.

Serving type: cask

09-05-2011 18:28:33 | More by bark
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Domingo

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in 6/11 at the brewery taproom. While their pils tends to get more attention, I personally preferred this brew.
Deep gold color (almost amber) with a fluffy head that doesn't die down...nice.
Straightforward malty sweetness with pale malts taking a lead role, but a little caramel character popping up, too. Hops are there for balance. I'd say it's a tiny bit sweeter than the Munich versions of the style, which I didn't expect. I've noticed that in general up in Franconia. Many of the beers labeled as helles (often simply called "lagerbier") aren't really the same as the helles beers further south.
If you want something simple and good, you could drink these all day. They don't really do 1L mugs in Bamberg, but this beer would be right at home in one.
It made a solid partner to my currywurst and fries, too.
Not really a geeky brew or anything that would "wow" anyone, but I enjoyed it just fine.
It's a little bit like a slightly sweeter (partially amber malt based) helles.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2011 15:33:07 | More by Domingo
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a 0.5l bottle of this from a local bar in Bamberg for €2.50 to bring back to my room and quaff while doing my final packing for our flight home. Drained on 27SEP10.

It was a clear, medium-golden/light amber colored offering. Had fair to steady carbo, and a thin, fast-ebbing white head, leaving minimal lace. Nose was grassy, almost spicy even. Though medium-bodied, it was a bit prickly on the tongue.

Slightly bready, subtle sweetness is also present which segues into some bitter hopping. Grassiness is again present, with a touch of herbality. OK for a late-eve thirst-quencher...

Prosit!!

3.5
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 3.5

1273

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 19:38:40 | More by Bierman9
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jmhart

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in Bamberg.

A-Pour a clear gold-amber with no sediment. Thick foamy head, copper in color.

S- Malty with a mild grain/green and hints of yeast on the smell. Mild earthy hops provide a modicum of bitterness.

T-Fairly average lagerbier taste. Straw, nuts, minor yeast. A little metallic. Earthy hops present on the finish with a nice balance.

M-Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Rolls around the mouth. Highly effervescent.

D-A good beer and easy to drink

Overall, not the best Helles I had in Bamberg, but it was up there. Easy drinking. I likely won't seek this out, but I would drink it if I saw it on a menu somewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2010 14:13:29 | More by jmhart
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mactrail

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber lager with noticeable hoppy tang.

The bottle I purchased in Bamberg lists alcohol at 5.5% rather than 4.8%. Dark amber color in the glass. Modest head, not a strong feature. Rich and malty with a pleasant bite of hops. Fairly aromatic with resiny and floral notes. Leaves a noticeable bitter aftertaste, but not robustly hopped.

Good for a stein but not a favorite. Flavors dull after a few sips.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 09:26:16 | More by mactrail
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schuim

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this beer in the brewery ausschank. The aroma of the beer has a malty nose with a little butter in it (without being disturbing). The lager is a amber coloured beer that is filtered. The taste of the beer is full but without being sweet. There are malt tones in the taste but enough of bitterness to compensate, a good balance. The beer is bottem fermented and is very drinkable a real session beer. My favourite from the Fassla range.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2008 10:49:21 | More by schuim
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap in the brewpub below my accomodation for the night. not sure what the relationship of the two places is

this one's nice and hoppy, with a very good hop aroma coming from what i perceive to be saaz (could be totally off). it's got that spice to it. the beer itself is a light amber with minimal head and no lacing. the body is by no means wimpy, and holds the hops up nicely with a meaningful backbone

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2006 04:07:49 | More by bruachan
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewery pub.

This lager poured a clear, light amber color with creamy, white foam that slowly settled. There was modest carbonation bubbling from the bottom of the glass. The smell was modestly malty with faint hoppiness. The taste was malty with modest hoppiness. Typical German helles lager. The mouthfeel was crisp and dry with medium body and medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent enough lager.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2006 12:10:42 | More by UncleJimbo
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tjd25

France

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Transparent pale copper with a regular half inch head. Smell is fruity with some caramel. The taste also, revealing caramelized pears, almost burnt, slightly sour. A dry hoppy finish showing notes of grapefruit, lighter than for the pilsner. Mouthfeel is round, lightly bready, the spritzy carbonation refreshes the palate. Quite well balanced, but a little too dry for me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2005 21:32:46 | More by tjd25
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