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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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73
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520 Ratings
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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: StoutHunter on 08-17-2013

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Looks like this is now renamed "Helles Yeah". OK. Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.

Not terrible. But I agree it's a very macro feel. On the other hand, it's a very light, crisp lager, and I'm wondering if I'm not just biased to the style because it reminds me of so many American "light beers". Underwhelming, to be sure, but it's not a terrible tasting beer. If you're in the mood for something very light, this will fit the bill, but it's not going to turn heads.

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From notes on 8/31/2013

Ok beer. A very macro beer feel. Not much hop flavor. Not that complex. Works well with pizza since it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the food. Probably won’t buy again unless I’m in some backwoods Wisconsin bar that only carrys Leinies as their craft beer (happens often).

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Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of bright white foam, body is a translucent golden amber, leaves nice light whites laces after each sip.

Smell - Light grains, light grassy hops, light minerals, very light citrus zest.

Taste - Very refreshing, and exactly like the nose - slightly cooked grains, hint of white breadcrust, very light grassy hops, light malt sweetness to balance, hints of bitter citrus zest, and a good dose of minerals throughout.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, a very smooth mouthfeel, bitter enough to keep you sipping, finishes fairly clean with traces of cut grass, light bread crust, and prominent minerals.

Overall - I like this beer actually, a great lawn-mower beer, and one that I could enjoy all afternoon in a backyard bbq. Much better than the macros imho. Is there better, sure - but this is a decent dry lager with a touch of hops, cheap, and sessionable at 5.5%.

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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.