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Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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BA SCORE
83
good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 05-06-2003)
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Reviews by steveh:
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steveh

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Once again, reviewing this beer to style based on a crossover of BA & BJCP style characters.

The H-P Helles is difficult to find in my area, most often being overshadowed by the H-P Weizen, so when I found a six pack in a local grocery, I though I'd revisit the classic.

A - Very clear, gold color with a white head that settles quick, but revives well.

S - Pretty light in the aroma category, a good swirl brings out some grassy hops and light biscuit malt - nothing spectacular.

T - Pretty light in this category too; good toasty maltiness, if a bit faint. Hop finish with a bit of an acidic quality; nothing offensive, but somewhat harsh to style.

M - Not quite as soft as other Bavarian (or even Bavarian style) lagers on the shelf, a little sharp, but again - not offensive.

D - While some of the off-characteristics are a little distracting, this is still a good drinker and thirst quencher; subtle and refreshing without hitting you on the head to get your attention.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 14:32:22 | More by steveh
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Virginia

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12-10-2012 03:26:39 | More by cliff1066
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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New Jersey

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British Columbia (Canada)

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-30-2011 21:47:40 | More by cdwil
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a lightly hazy looking yellow color with a white head on top. The head settles and just leaves a little bit of white film over top of the beer. The smell of the brew is grainy and a little grassy. The taste of the beer was earthy amd a little on the sweet side. The finish was crisp and bitter. The mouthfeel was drinkable, it was light to medium bodied. Overall this beer was pretty good, I would probably have it again.

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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

12-04-2011 02:25:10 | More by bigred89
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfectly clear shining golden hue that I have come to associate macros with, with a one finger soapy and watery white head that is produced after an aggressive pour, quickly bioling down to a thin ring of lace. Minimal carbonation is visible.

The nose is quite faint but what I do pick up are notes of fresh bread, pepper, biscuits and crackers. Dry and clean. Very similar to a German Pilsner without the pronounced floral/herbal hop character.

Ah, just like the nose, all of the fresh bready malts and dry cracker, biscuit, and peppery notes are up front and most pronounced with a flash of watery grassy hops thrown in the middle to mix it up a bit. The finish is bread-like and dry. For me, this is very reminiscent of a local German Pilsner, Steam Whistle, which I enjoy quite a bit. The only real differentiation that I can detect is that the focus is solely on the malty, fresh, and dry character with the hops being placed far in the back.

Mouthfeel is light, decently balanced, with a refreshing dry finish. Maybe it's the style, or maybe it's just this interpretation that leaves me thinking this is best for sessioning. And being drunk in the season of summer, I think this beer is well suited.

This marks my first Munich Helles Lager, and I'm fine with saying that this seems like nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing really stood out to me that left me wanting to seek more interpretations of this style. With that being said, it still is one up on any macro available to me and a great summer quaffer. I'll stick to their Hefe's though ;)

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 02:17:29 | More by ludachris
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PoisonedMushroom

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at Bryden's Pub, Toronto.

A: This brew came to my table in its own branded mug, with a generous two finger head. The nice gold colour combined with the mug made the beer a visual treat. Unfortunately, the head subsided to an extremely thin film in moments, leaving very little lace in its wake.

S: I smelled this many times, but frankly, I couldn't get much aside from the hops. Now, it is true that Helles Lagers are not really known for aromatic richness, but this was one was just slightly too faint.

T: Grassy hops, along with some sweetness of the malts came through.

M: A fairly light body with considerable (but not harsh) carbonation made this one very pleasant in my mouth.

D: There was no denying that this one had the characteristics of a gulper. One could have quite a few of these, although it wouldn't be my first choice.

I thought this brew to be not overly impressive, but there was absolutely nothing offensive about it. It would stand as a nice thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 19:29:59 | More by PoisonedMushroom
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours clear yellow with a smallish white head that disappears quickly and leaves very little lacing. Very faint smell that hints at grain; not much going on here. Similarly unimpressive taste; light grain, and that's about it. Barely noticeable hop notes. Feel is light and fizzy. Unoffensive--I guess 'clean' is a nice way to put it. Bland and characterless, and kind of disappointing. Maybe this was an older keg?

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2009 23:20:16 | More by philipquarles
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle from the beerstore on the basis that if anyone know how to make a decent Munich helles its a German brewer from Munich.

The initial outlook for Edelhell is excellent, as a moderate pour produces a rich golden body with a good two fingers of white head - a classical and beautiful lager appearance. Sadly, this is somewhat of a mirage, and the head dissipates to a film in record quick time, and leaves no lace. Still... nice clarity, even if the peripherals suck. Aroma of sweet toasty malt and grassy German hops. Fairly standard for a helles, but not remotely exciting. Lightly toasted malts, grassy, spicy hops and a lingering sweetness in the flavour. Clean and well-balanced, if again a little uninspiring. Body is quite nice, medium light with a zingy but soft carbonation.

Overall its not a bad example of the Munich helles style, but I don't think its a particularly great one either. Its the sort of beer I could see as easy to drink lots of on a night out with friends because its straightforward and fairly quaffable. However for sitting at home and considering its virtues, its a poor choice considering the cast range of craft beer out there. A lawnmower beer down to the smell and taste of grass clippings.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 19:54:25 | More by bobsy
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TommyW

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear and pale gold body with a nice sticky white head.

S- Quick note of sweet malts, grassiness and a little spice from the hops.

T- Nice balance between the munich malts and the hops.

M- Medium body with a perfect carbonation level.

D- Goes down really well; it's got a nice balance; crisp clean finish. Makes it very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2009 16:51:47 | More by TommyW
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored with a medium white head. Smells like light and fruity grain with some spices.

Tastes of sweet light malt balanced by a mild peppery hop. The peppery hop sits on the pallette for awhile after swallowing. Plain but very refreshing and very drinkable. Carbonation is spot on. If I had a giant stein I would fill it with this.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 21:00:18 | More by donkeyrunner
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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden yellow, very clear with nice one finger white head. Smell - honey hits the nose first, then sweet grassy malts come into play. Taste - very clean, a bit too sweet, but still refreshing with bitter finish. Crisp, very light. Very drinkable. Good beer that I'd drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 00:09:47 | More by Voonder
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Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
83 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.