Lager House Original Golden Helles
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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From:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Helles
Ranked #274
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,332
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 14.66%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
131
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 22, 2021
Added:
Jul 21, 2008
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  18
SCORE
79
Okay
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Rated: 4.16 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jun 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Shimmering chill hazed gold with an uneven firm white blanket sloping towards the drinking side.

The round body has a tingly carbonation that brings bready, malty semi-sweet corn to the palate, transitioning to a nicely crisp and semi-bitter grassy bite, finishing semi-dry.
Aug 21, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
a technically decent helles that overstayed its welcome in my fridge and drank a bit tired when i finally cracked into it. its just a tad maltier and fuller than a lot of helles types, and doesnt quite have the visual clarity and brightness i look for in the style, but the flavors are right, a crisping german lager yeast and a simple, earthy, crackery malt base, just doesnt smell or taste very fresh to me, like its been in the bottle way too long. short white head on it, not the frantic carbonation i like, but some life remains, and there is a mineral profile to the beer that seems classically german to me. a little more sweetness in the taste than i like, but its mostly gone by the finish, so it never really seems heavy or anything. with a style like this, where there is so little room for creative freedom, execution is so key, like it has to be amazing to even be good i feel like, with so many solid examples of almost every style readily available these days, and this one really didnt hit that mark for me. not writing it off though, just need to try it fresher next time.
Mar 24, 2019
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
3/24/18...Pours pale dark gold, white ring above, active bubbles. Very light straw nose. Faint. Taste is citrus forward, light and wheaty. Firm grasses take hold. Straws too. Nice.
Jan 01, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I got a bottle of this from a mixed 12pck from my local meijer. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had faint grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Mar 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.43 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by warpig372 from Indiana

Aug 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.3 by dag1991 from Ohio

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by gilpdawg from Ohio

Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by Luke9 from Iowa

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by ChuckZ77

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.01 by juicebox from Kentucky

Dec 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.01 by CIBoy10 from Alabama

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by cincyman16 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.04 by SCW from New York

Jul 11, 2015
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Reviewed by LexingtonBeer from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Light, crisp and citrusy. Taking your first sip is a surprise at first at how citrusy it is at first but it is very well-balanced. This is a very enjoyable summer beer.
Jun 01, 2015
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Rated by Brownw

4.41/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A very smooth, tasty, lager. Even better on draught at the lager house.
May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by ovaltine from Indiana

Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by cincyfan81 from Ohio

Jan 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by killianmac from Ohio

Jan 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.97 by arielbusch from Ohio

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.65 by jctrombone from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.92 by TimSnyder from Ohio

Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by deandrenicholson from Ohio

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by Iparedman from Texas

Dec 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.82 by maltmanjones from Ohio

Dec 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by hoppymchopkins from Ohio

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by crafttrayn from Ohio

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.86 by brewdogcrew from Kentucky

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by headeecory from Ohio

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by peckNorder from Ohio

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by craftEKatee from Indiana

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by raisethejollybrewer from Kentucky

Nov 20, 2014
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Reviewed by ch196h from Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.8%
While I enjoy many of the beers that Moerlein produces, this beer isn't one of them. Perhaps it's because I'm so burned out on any lager style beer. As an American who has been exposed to lagers and variants of lagers as 95% of the beer available for most of my life, I'm sick and tired of the style. If I drink a lager, I want it to offer something new and different from the muck I've been exposed to for most of my life. Many lagers have succeeded in doing this. This lager has not.

It's Okay. As in, it's not a bad beer at all, but you won't be impressed in any special way. This is simply a decent beer compared to most other typical American style lagers. The other offerings from this company are all much better and memorable. This one is really not anything special.

If I didn't know anything about any of the beers this company made and a stranger asked for my recommendation,I'd tell them to try anything except the Helles. All of the beers they make are great except this one.
Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by cecelialevybCH from Michigan

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by AnGwIgGiNs from Kentucky

Nov 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by vazquez1168 from Ohio

Nov 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 11, 2014
Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 195 ratings