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Innstadt Neues Helles - Innstadt Brauerei

Innstadt Neues HellesInnstadt Neues Helles

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very good

29 Ratings

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9%

Brewed by:
Innstadt Brauerei visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 05-08-2006)
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Reviews by satowns:
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored with a dense white rocky head.

Great aroma filled with grainy pils malt and light grain. A little honey in the finish.

Malty sweet. Little to no bitterness. Clean and crisp.

This is a great session beer. I would like to say this is a good beer for accompanying a burger or some pizza, but it is really delicate and could easily be overpowered. Great for a warm summer day after spending the last hour mowing with a push mower...

Music enjoyed whilst sampling: Ma and Pa by Fishbone

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 01:54:42 | More by satowns
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Innstadt Neues Helles
On tap at Bridgewater's Pub, Philadelphia (18 oz. / $6)

I can only assume that the glasses here at Bridgewater's Pub are not "beer clean" as the bright white head atop my beer steadily drops, and then leaves only average lacing behind. It's a quality German beer, so I've got to give it the benefit of the doubt. And it's got a proper carbonation.. Tiny bubbles can be seen streaming steadily upwards through the crystal-clear golden body.

The aroma is grassy and softly bready, like a combination of fine Pilsner and Munich malts. The Pils malt, of course, dominates. There are hops present but they're not particularly recognizable, they're just what you'd call "noble hops". And, there's some fruitiness to it (apple, white grape).

In the mouth it offers a medium body with a standard carbonation.

The flavor is as the aroma suggests. It has a very nice malt and fruit balance with a solid hop underlay and firm bitterness. It's impeccable in its balance, and it's nicely rounded in character. The malt has a richness to it, and yet it's not overdone. There's only as much malt as there should be. The same could be said for the hops. Obviously, high quality ingredients make a difference.

Overall it's quite impressive. Stylistically it's hard to fault unless you want to knock it for the fruitiness, which I don't believe is coming from the yeast. The malt dominates as it should, supported by the underlying hops, and with just the right amount of bitterness - a perfect Munich helles! Worth trying.

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S - It smelled fruity and sweet with some floral notes.

T - Good caramel flavor with a fruity sweetness. A touch of spiciness.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager with a clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty Munich Helles Lager.

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Taste: malty with more of that dankish fruitiness. This is definitely a full-flavored beer. I find that it is growing on me.

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A: The pour is a clear golden color with a nice big white head.

S: Starts off with a bit of corn, followed by floral and grassy hops. There are some nice pale, cracker-like malt aromas as well. Pretty simple and straight forward.

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Chilled and served in a tall slender mug with the Innstadt logo. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. Know more about this beer, think "honey."

Appearance: As the beer is poured out of the 500mil bottle it is a honey gold color with a slight haze. The 1" thick head soon recedes to leave a small ring around the glass with some modest lacing when sipping.

Smell: The aroma is soft and sweet and the pale malts remind me of honey as much as they do malt. There are a few floral notes but the dominant aroma is honey-like.

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Before I begin, After all the years of trying many upon many beers from all over the world, I've never experienced a bad or unpleasant beer from Germany. It had a beautifull honey/wheat foam pleasant to the sences. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. It's taste was rich and aromatic with a rustic malty complex taste and somewhat earthy feel. Loved It!

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Innstadt Neues Helles from Innstadt Brauerei
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