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Twisted Helles - Frankenmuth Brewery

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adams82 on 06-23-2013)
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Pilsener glass.

A- Lightly hazed, deep golden body seems to lighten a bit as the haze clears. Moderate-heavy carbonation. Thin, white head drops then reinvents itself throughout the glass as the carbonation continues to rush toward the surface.

S- Lemony as I crack the can. Clean, biscuit-like/bready backbone. Light, spicy hops.

T- Nicely melded combination of flavors. Initial rush of orange pulp and lemon zest, pizza dough from the malts. Some spicy hops to provide balance.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Nice dryness I'd associate with the citrus component.

O- I had high hopes going in as Frankenmuth has proven itself with the German styles. It lived up to my expectations. A real thirst quencher after lounging poolside.

A previous reviewer mentions zest additions. The label mentions lemon and orange flavors. Not sure if it's an addition or just a quality from hopping/yeast. Either way, it works.

Bonus: It's canned and a sub-$9 sixer. I'd buy a case for summer consumption (BBQ/Beach/Ballgames).

Time to fire up the grill and pair another can with some seared meats!

Serving type: can

06-23-2013 22:23:34 | More by GRPunk
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3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: Opaque gold. A white one finger head that dissipates to a foam ring. Light lacing.

S: Lemons' wheat, corn. Citrus and grains.

T: Lemony,' wheaty, sweet, with a malt backbone. Light and summery.

M: Light to medium with light carbonation.

O: A decent middle of the road lager. Nothing special. Good after a bout with yard work.

Serving type: can

07-20-2014 23:54:08 | More by brewskifan55
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superspak

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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 3/10/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep gold color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal balancing earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a very clean finish with zero cloying flavors; Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Helles style. Very clean and well balanced flavors of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

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Twisted Helles from Frankenmuth Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.