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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden HellesChristian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheBierBand on 07-21-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
187
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
27.14%
 
 
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 187
Reviews by barczar:
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3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a solid one finger ivory head that dissipates into a light later of foam, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is sweet grainy malt, corn, and slightly herbal hop.

Flavor is fairly sweet malt, bready, with a bit of a metallic finish. Slightly spicy hop adds character into the somewhat dry finish.

Body is moderate, with a fairly high level of carbonation.

Overall, a very drinkable beer, albeit lacking in intangibles.

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Photo of maltmanjones
3.82/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of orm56
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of LyonsHead
3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark yellow to very light orange with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. there is some lacing on the glass.

S: There is a grainy sweetness with a touch of toasted malt. Biscuity throughout. a background citrusy hop note. Im gettin a little DMS here but nothing unpleasant

T: Malty sweetness, very well balanced with a citrusy hop noted. medium bitterness that balances the malt well. Finishes dry and malty

M: medium body and very smooth

D: Pretty good beer. I liked it better as I made my way through the pint. initially wasn't crazy, by the end I wanted another.

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Photo of donunrue
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of juicebox
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of elBecko
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of KevBearcat529
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

fresh 12 oz bottle.
Pours clear, golden with a moderate size head that has weak retention,
Fairly nice aroma of sweet and light roasted malts. Flavor is true to German style heles with no noteworthy faults or strengths.
Medium-light body; lightly crisp carbonation; slightly dry finish.

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Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of pwoods
4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz. brown bottle from the sampler pack, purchased at Kroger's in Finneytown, poured into a pint.

A: Pours a light amber or toasted straw color, good visibility. 1 finger of white head forms and holds for a bit. Some lacing here and there.

S: Light floral and grassy hops with a prick of spice. Grainy and lightly toasted malts.

T/M: More of the grainy and lightly toasted malts with a touch of added sweetness. The hops are a bit softer but still have that earthy and grassy taste. From the middle and through the end, it tightens up into a crisp, dry finish with a touch of lasting bitterness. Body is medium-light with decent carbonation.

D: Tasty enough and very sessionable. Wouldn't mind knocking a few more of these back after a long day in the sun. Their website lists this as 5.2% ABV

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Photo of Brenden
2.82/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Darker than any Helles I've seen to date, it's almost amber and only as clear as the color allows (which is still pretty clear). A fizzy, big-bubbled head makes a fair effort and sets an oily foam atop the brew. It holds as is for the duration, laying down spotting as it goes.
Dry and sweet clash rather than complementing or working off each other. Malts are crackery while a slick sort of sweetness counters and dry hay runs underneath. It's okay.
It's mostly the same but with a distinct note of diacetyl running through. It's a little too grainy as well. Otherwise, that sweetness continues here, and there is an herbal hops note. Oils, grains, and slickness keep it from being remotely clean.
The same goes for what should be a crisp, light-bodied beer; it weighs heavy with an off slickness on the tongue. It is somewhat crisp, but not enough to redeem this beer.

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Photo of cynical1027
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

Photo of OtsegoHive
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of jdspears41
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy this brewery and this is a great golden beer. I like this beer on a nice warm day sitting next to the pool.

A- Beautiful color when poured into a glass. Its a golden color with a nice little head on top.

S- Its not a crazy strong smell, but does have a great hint of hops to it.

T- Its my "miller lite" or "Bud light". I can drink this stuff all day and not get sick of it.

M- It has a smooth feel and goes down nice.

D- Easy to drink and great to have a cooler full of it.

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Photo of Luke9
4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of norinco
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of warpig372
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misterkew
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of bwood06
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of athesing10
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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