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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
christianmoerlein.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TheBierBand on 07-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,105
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
188
pDev:
14.7%
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3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass. The bottling date marks this as a fairly old beer, so I may re-review when it's fresh.

Moerlein's lager pours a fairly standard "lager" color - transparent, clear gold with a soapy white head that fades quickly. There's active carbonation from the bottom of the glass but little lacing left behind. Meh.

While many would expect an adjunct-like smell based on appearance, Moerlein's Helles boasts its traditional recipe proudly: Bready pils malts, a touch of honey, and spicy European hops. There is a touch of sourness lingering in the background that grows as the beer warms, but I tend to expect that with some of these styles. Not bad, just a little bland.

The taste on this is not bad. It is refreshing if nothing else, with a nice spicy bitterness on the finish with plenty of buttery and bready malts to provide some sweetness. The sourness does tend to linger but washes away fairly quickly. Overall, a fairly balanced and tasty, just not an absolute stand-out beer. Moerlein does better than this, I think. For what it's worth, though, this is a good transition beer.

Helles Lagers' mouthfeel has a crisp and dry carbonation with a fairly light body. The sourness on the finish fades fairly quickly. It is a very good summer beer, I think.

While not Moerlein's best, this is still okay for giving to your BMC-drinking friends at tailgates or house parties. It's a good transition beer, as I said... or if you don't necessarily want to go all-out for your regular go-to beer, this might suit you.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Gavage
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a pale yellow color with a short 1/2" head that fall apart immediately.

Smell: light grassy aroma is all you can detect.

Taste: light malt profile with some grass and a hint of fruit sweetness. A bit of spiciness is detected from the hops.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother at the finish. Pretty clean aftertaste.

Overall: a very mild Helles lager that leaves you wanting a bit more malt flavor. Very easy to drink, but one is enough in a session.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, OH

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet malts and herbal hops in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts with hints of malty sweetness and herbal and spicy hops. The hops lend some hints of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a bit cleaner compared to other Munich Helles Lagers and doesn’t have quite as pronounced hop flavors.

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 188 ratings
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