Cold As Helles Lager | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by necoadam:
Photo of necoadam
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crisp golden color with a little bit of carbonation showing, but not much. Nose was rather light but consisted mostly with sweet malts with a faint aroma of spicy hops. When the beer warms the malts really showed through. Taste was rather good. Starts out with malts and a hint of grain with hops popping out later on. Good balance with this beer. And at 5.3 it had quite the medium mouthfeel to it. Not all that light. But a good beer choice here. Too bad they don't fill growlers with this though. Their growler policy is all messed up all together I think.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

at first glance, you could confuse this with a Budweiser product, until you notice that the head doesn't fade away impishly or take a whiff and smell the tangy carbonation ascending. this beer packs a whallop of flavor for such a lighter colored beer. a good tangy start very lightweight on the tongue. it finishes smooth without changing its flavor. it also leaves you anxiously waiting the next sip. another quality brew from John Harvard's.

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Photo of MarineHokie
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A- Bright, clear, golden color. Thick white head. Good retention and lacing.

S- Clean & malty not much hop aroma.

T- Crisp, slight graininess. Balanced malt & hop bitterness with citrusy notes.

M- Crisp, clean finish, dry but a little malt sweetnes sticks to your tongue on the finish.

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Photo of counselor
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really fine example of this style and an easy drinking lager. Clear clean gold/yellow appearance and a crisp balanced munich (?) malt and noble hop aroma. The beer is smooth and medium bodied on the tongue. The flavors a re well defined malt, no butter or off flavors. Finished clean, crisp with a slight lemon rind hop finish, very refreshing. A quaffable beer that was quite enjoyable.

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Cold As Helles Lager from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4 ratings