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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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74
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316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15%


Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 08-17-2013)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a amber color with tons of small carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a two finger foamy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, holding on for about 2 or 3 min before fading to leave some light foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a musty and stale grain smell mixed with some aromas of corn and a bit of a papery smell. Mixed with these, are some lighter notes of a grassy smell producing a rather adjunct like aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready flavor with a light caramel sweetness. There is a little bit of a grassy taste upfront which grows stronger as the flavor advances on to the end. Along with the grass, some other flavors of an earthy and floral nature come to the tongue with the caramel fading ever so slightly, in the end, leaving a rather crisp taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to possibly slightly more creamy side with a carbonation level that on the slightly higher side. Overall it was a rather appropriate feel and was nice for the crisp taste and easy drinking flavors of the brew.

Overall – An easy drinker. Nothing exceptional, but nothing off putting either. Overall alright.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 00:59:58 | More by Darkmagus82
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A -Golden, amber, traditional beer pour and color.

S - Nothing particularly overpowering. Slight spring like smell.

T - With a name like Hoppin' Helles, I was expecting quite a bit more of a hop taste. It isnt that hoppy. A very good refreshing beer. Slight lemon aftertaste.

M - Smooth. Slightly overcarbonated.

O - I cannot complain about what is considered a "premium beer" at my local supermarket marked down to $4 a six pack. I have had this before and am not disappointed. A good beer that doesnt stand out, but not anything I would turn down either.

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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.