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Ottakringer Helles - Ottakringer Brauerei AG

Ottakringer Helles
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 18.39%


Brewed by:
Ottakringer Brauerei AG visit their website
Austria

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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jackndan

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

05-22-2004 22:48:58 | More by jackndan
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Hoppsbabo

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
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4/5  rDev +33.8%

02-10-2014 14:39:01 | More by NorbertB1974
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-31-2013 04:01:42 | More by CoryR
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +0.3%

12-19-2013 21:58:55 | More by safaricook
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dcmchew

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -8%

11-07-2013 17:13:36 | More by dcmchew
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clarknova

Germany

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-15-2013 19:43:02 | More by clarknova
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ronin926

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-04-2013 23:12:05 | More by ronin926
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ssgunbond

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -8%

08-29-2013 10:58:40 | More by ssgunbond
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +0.3%

08-27-2013 12:03:01 | More by KalanM
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jonmikel

Spain

2/5  rDev -33.1%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-10-2013 11:18:50 | More by Tschnab
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Matak3

Serbia

3/5  rDev +0.3%

05-17-2013 00:02:07 | More by Matak3
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warnerry

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -8%

02-20-2013 00:33:00 | More by warnerry
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Beerman1977

Austria

2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

12-28-2012 23:42:00 | More by Beerman1977
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endovelico

Portugal

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
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +0.3%

11-17-2012 21:10:26 | More by rale
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2012 02:32:19 | More by cfalovo97
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gshoes3

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

11-10-2012 02:48:50 | More by gshoes3
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-19-2012 19:05:03 | More by chinchill
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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army01

Texas

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
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rdespain

California

3/5  rDev +0.3%

01-02-2012 16:12:42 | More by rdespain
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BeerSingh

India

3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-29-2011 14:11:03 | More by BeerSingh
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Ottakringer Helles from Ottakringer Brauerei AG
72 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.