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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheBierBand on 07-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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Photo of cadizkyguy
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this Moerlein offering at the Wilder, KY Mellow Mushroom for a Bengals game day lunch. Wanted something local to Cincinnati and glad i chose this. Came in a chilled pint glass. Reminded me alot of Stella Artois but with a smoother finish. Very tasty. Not bitter. Went very well with an all meat pizza. Was so impressed that i went out and purchased a six pack from Party Town in Erlanger KY.

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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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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DeFaz
3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This being an Ohio beer, and me living in Ohio, I admit that I wanted to like it. But it really doesn't have much to like--or dislike for that matter. The nose and taste are dominated by sweet malt, but there's a considerable dryness to the finish. Flavors are muted here, but you'll smell and taste bread and caramel. The mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is relatively low. Overall, this is a step up from the macro lagers, but at $8.49-$8.99 for a six pack, it just doesn't have much to make it stand out from the others beers in that price range. While I didn't dislike this, I won't be buying this one again. Next time I'm looking for an Ohio beer I'll be sure to stick to Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, or Columbus Brewing Company.

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Farewell_Transmission
2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a. Nice golden color, pored into a pint glass. Nice head.
s. something about the smell seems off. I can't really pin it.
t. Not very good, honestly tastes sorta corny-y, almost like a euro lager. After taste is not good, and as it warms it gets even funkier.
m.not bad not great.
o. Okay not great, they are easy to drink, Doubt I would buy again.

I got this out of a variety pack.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of screamking
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

It pours a clear straw color with a good amount of carbonation. 1 finger white head goes away quickly. Typical lager smell, maybe a little more robust then some. This beer has a lot of crispness to it. For what it is, this lager has a wonderful feel and finish. With its small ABV this beer could be drank all night long. Moerlein as a whole makes too many lagers, but most are quite good. It would be a good start for someone who only drinks Budweiser.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mothman
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

White head. Clear with a golden color.

Flavor profile is of earthy, grassy hops. Biscuit and cracker malt flavors. Reminds me slightly of a pils, but kind of bland.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Ends kind of dry.

Overall, for how light this was I enjoyed it. It represented the style fairly well. The blandness was the only bad part.

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Christian Moerlein Lager House Original Golden Helles from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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