Ottakringer Helles - Ottakringer Brauerei AG
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jackndan:
2.63/5 rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Ottakringer Helles: Imported in a friends 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 youd 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.
Serving type: can
05-22-2004 22:48:58 | More by jackndan
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United Kingdom (England)
3.29/5 rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Interesting. The lower ABV version exported to East Asia is better. It's more mellow. This has too much of that Euro lager harshness.
A: Soft white head with a yellow straw-coloured body which is perfectly clear.
S: Creamy vanilla, grainy but not metallic, has a snappy sherbet quality.
T: Has a slightly harsh grain flavour coupled with a delicate tartness and a soft fruit salad aftertaste. It's ever so slightly sweet and a bit too bitter. The grain profile reminds me a lot of wheatgerm.
M: A soft effervescence coupled with a creaminess that really frames the mellow flavours.
O: Again, not half as enjoyable as its cheaper exported counterpart.
Serving type: can
03-14-2014 13:35:58 | More by Hoppsbabo
3.58/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Cloudish yellow brew with little to no head. Non perceived effervescence.
Smell: Medium high in intensity. Smells unmistakenly of noble hops. Notes of honey, grass, flowers.
Taste: Hoppier than other hellers i've had (it's more of a dortmunder anyway in my opinion). The malt notes are noticeable but still overwhelmed by the hops. Notes of cooked peas, grass, flowers.
Palate: Medium high carbonation. M;edium low bodied. Medium to medium high. Within style guidelines and enjoyable.
Overall: Not my favourite style ever, but nonetheless this a decent examplar. The score reflects personal taste more than it does objective to-style analysis.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2012 09:54:49 | More by endovelico
3.28/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
nice for an airport beer. poured goldenrod yellow and lively from a green bottle. smells like nice german bready malts and more of a hop kick than ive been able to enjoy in bosnia. flavor is big and balanced, a touch skunky likely from poor handling, but there is plenty of depth here with the pale malts in the lead. feel works well, lighter in body and good carbonation. easy drinking and i would have had sever if airport prices were more friendly. not a bad beer all in all.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 09:34:29 | More by StonedTrippin
3.73/5 rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On Tap at Figmueller
Thin-to-medium white head that stayed with the beer throughout, the beer was a clear golden yellow.
Sweet aroma, similar to other Helles that I have had.
A light honey flavor, followed by a bready flavor. It's a strange description, but this beer just tastes like Central Europe to me.
Medium bodied that thinly coats the mouth.
Overall, a great beer that went well with a Wiener schnitzel at dinner, as well as a hot dog crammed into a boll while walking the street of Vienna. Would love to be able to get my hands on this here in the States.
Serving type: on-tap
02-03-2012 06:19:24 | More by army01
Ottakringer Helles from Ottakringer Brauerei AG
72 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.