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Ottakringer Helles - Ottakringer Brauerei AG

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Ottakringer Helles
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 06-03-2003)
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Reviews by Long813:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +16%

Bought in Vienna

A: Light golden body with one finger of white fizzy head. Retention is minimal as is the lacing.

S: Faint aromas of sweet malts and some grainy hops. Nothing overpowering, just subtle.

T: Again, faint flavours of some sweet caramel malts and some light hops. Pleasing taste.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. The texture is water like and leaves only the faintest aftertaste of light malt.

O: I found this to be enjoyable, nothing was off putting about, but it did lack quite a bit of flavour.

09-10-2011 20:36:51 | More by Long813
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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

02-20-2013 00:33:00 | More by warnerry
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

08-19-2012 19:05:03 | More by chinchill
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United Kingdom (England)

1.58/5  rDev -48.4%

A really bad helles. This is as bad as they come. Real flat, bland, and even a bit sticky and rough. Really boring. I can't say too much about this one. I was expecting something just that bit better. It is very rare to find new beers to try in Sydney, and its really dissapointing when you try new beers that taste like this. Dissapointing.

06-03-2003 05:21:54 | More by rastaman
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2/5  rDev -34.6%

08-16-2013 12:40:07 | More by jonmikel
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-10-2012 02:48:50 | More by gshoes3
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3.1/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Solid pee yellow. Not much of a head.

S: Slightly sweet and malty.

T: A bit soapy, fruity, sweet, malty.

M: Lightish for a lager. Smooth. Not so much carbonation. Quite ok.

D: Quite drinkable, light and you can drink a lot of it. Overall decent.

04-28-2010 17:40:09 | More by sfprint
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2.63/5  rDev -14.1%

Ottakringer Helles: Imported in a friend’s carry on bag right from Austria, in a half liter can. Pours a pale yellow, with a bright white head, kind of soap foamy. Bit of skunk in the aroma, not too much else. The taste is what you’d expect from a macro-euro lager: slight skunk taste, weak grainy adjunct taste. Extremely light bodied, and very easy to drink. Not a lot of taste, very clean aftertaste. Do not bother going to Viena to pick one up.

05-22-2004 22:48:58 | More by jackndan
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

07-25-2014 18:50:26 | More by GregaR
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

07-06-2014 02:11:57 | More by lelepat
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-29-2011 14:11:03 | More by BeerSingh
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3.13/5  rDev +2.3%

Found at Moscow's best beer kiosk, this 33cl green bottle has a yellow and green label featuring a tree in the seal above the name. Don't see any reason to call this a bock, but whatever. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 2/10/06, I opened it on 9/10/05.

Pours clear gold under a 1.5 finger white head that seems thin at first, but adds some contour as it fades fairly slowly, leaving just a touch of lace. A slightly skunky hops nose is framed by a bit of sweet malt. The mouth is standard light and prickly. A touch of sweet bready grain opens, chased quickly by strong metallic hoppy bitterness. There are shades of espresso, but it is not really dry. There's not much aftertaste - just a quick hint of spice and a bit of bitter at the back of the throat. It's OK, but hardly remarkable.

09-10-2005 19:20:01 | More by Globetrotter
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3/5  rDev -2%

12-19-2013 21:58:55 | More by safaricook
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2%

11-15-2012 02:32:19 | More by cfalovo97
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2.53/5  rDev -17.3%

Poured in a yellow color and with a finger of quickly disappearing foam. The lacing was OK. The taste was of bread and citrus which is alright on a sunny day. It was rather sweet but not in an offensive way. I found it an average beer for its style but it should probably be served well chilled for best result.

10-23-2006 07:30:58 | More by JanM
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2.53/5  rDev -17.3%

A mediocre austrian lager, Ottakringer may well be the most common brew it those places where you only find the mediocre, like vienna's large clubs. Boring straw translucid, the smell is very slight, tipically macro, with some malt and some hops, but not really exciting. The taste is bitter, watery and rather disappointingly uneventful. thin flow.

06-01-2004 19:03:35 | More by Andreji
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Russian Federation

2.15/5  rDev -29.7%

Sour beers can be delicious but not this one.

Bright yellow liquid pours from a yellow can forming huge head that quickly dissipates. High carbonation level falls in a couple of minutes.

Aroma herbal and hoppy, quite pleasant but faint. Start is sweetish, malty with corn, uninspiring. Body medium, unbalanced. Strong sour notes in the middle, even stronger in the finish. Bittersweet aftertaste.

06-28-2006 17:34:05 | More by ernie
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2.85/5  rDev -6.9%

This beer pour a clear pale golden color. The head is small, and recedes within seconds leaving no lacing. The aroma is of cereal malt, a hint of noble hops, and a little skunk (it was bottled in green glass. The taste is like the aroma, but without the skunkiness. Still it is a rather dull taste. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with very low carbonation. So low that it really adds to the lifelessness of this beer. Overall, this beer is mediocre verging on bad. I will not drink this again.

10-27-2009 03:08:41 | More by KarlHungus
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2.98/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a bottle with a good head. The color was a crisp golden hue. It smelled a bit skunky. It was sharp on the front of you tongue and fizzed nicely in your mouth. The taste was reminiscent of rain. If it were to rain beer this is what it would taste like. Overall not great, but it's more drinkable than say Corona.

10-17-2006 14:27:08 | More by AChamberlain
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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2%

11-17-2012 21:10:26 | More by rale
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3/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 06:48:33 | More by DCon
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3.2/5  rDev +4.6%

Reviewed from a can while I was on a boat in Copenhagen. I didn't note the serving vessel; all apologies. Reviewed from notes.

A: Foamy but not creamy. The head is a bit thin. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Cream, honey, and full barley. Mild and pleasant.

T: Slight honey and cream. A full barley foundation. Very refreshing on a summer's day. Simple but pleasant. Balanced well and built well for what it's trying to do.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the flavour of the body.

Dr: Fairly priced, very easy to drink, and refreshing. As a simple helles, it does exactly what you expect.

10-04-2011 09:14:09 | More by kojevergas
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3.18/5  rDev +3.9%

This was a 0.33L can that I purchased in Vienna airport. Considering I paid only €1.20 for it, I was not expecting too much from it.

It poured to give a body slightly darker than a Euro pale lager with plenty of bubbles streaming up to form a decent enough off-white head.
There was an instant sweetish malt and hops smell.
The taste was decent at first, but ended up being too sweet.
Overall; better than a Euro lager, but not overly so. Considering the price, it was decent enough.

08-11-2008 13:33:26 | More by JohnfromDublin
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South Carolina

1.98/5  rDev -35.3%

Had this recently in Vienna and reviewing from notes. Picked this one up in can form at a local sausage stand. Taste is weak with a hint of lemon zest. Not very good. Watery with little flavor. Some grain and lemon at the end. I steered clear of this one the rest of my trip. Like a Bud Light... Easy to drink, but why would you want to?

05-30-2010 04:53:42 | More by BucBasil
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