Wilkenburger Lager | Brauerei Gilde

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Brewed by:
Brauerei Gilde
Germany | website

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 01-03-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Reviews by rotsaruch:
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4.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's ironic that the only other review of this brew is by Nero. We both purchased this brew at the same time in NJ during a trip to a Heavyweight Open House. He drank his immediately, I didn't. It got lost in the fridge. Well, I can report this beauty is alive and well. After over a year and half, the was little or no oxidation. I was surprised as hell.

It poured with a golden, clear body and a massive almost white head. It slowly dissipated but left an abundant collar of lacing all the way to the finish. A pleasant malty aroma was very noticable. The flavor was very tasty with a creamy sweet mouthfeel and a grainy malty overtone. The finish was dry and very refreshing. This is one quite quaffable brew. Helles is one of my favorite style lager.

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3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Das Leichte Helles". Pours a crystal clear golden body with a foamy white head that drops shortly but keeps a good collar and leaves exceptional lace throughout the glass. The bouquet expresses a bright combination of sweetly grainy malt and fresh grassy and floral hops. The body is light with a gently crisp carbonation that caresses the tongue. The flavor offers a softly sweet grainy maltiness that's gently balanced by moderate bitterness and a touch of floral hop flavor. It finishes short and dry. A lighter style lager that's surprisingly full of character and quite refreshing. It offers all of the characteristics of a fine Bohemian pilsner, but on a smaller scale. Very nice! This beer proves that a lighter, less filling beer really can taste great as well!

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Wilkenburger Lager from Brauerei Gilde
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