Hoffmann Helles
Climax Brewing Company

Hoffmann HellesHoffmann Helles
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Climax Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
3.74 | pDev: 14.71%
Oct 22, 2014
Jul 18, 2004
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Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Krispogo

Jul 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by dgherm from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. A careful pour resulted in a two finger high bright white head that died down, consistently leaving a half finger high head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with notes of lemons.
T: The taste is completely unlike the smell and has flavors of lactic acid along with notes of sourness—these mostly stand out in front of notes of grassy hops and hints of grainy malts. No bitterness is perceptible. The sourness seems to mellow a bit as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't taste like any other Munich Helles Lagers that I've had before—especially with its sourness—but isn't that bad if you are looking for something that is light and sour.
Sep 12, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Varkias41 from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2013
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
The big detractor on this one for me is the level of the sweetness. It's almost like a Belgian ale as opposed to a helles. The flavor is full and the carbonation is extremely lively. It's okay as a beer. But as a helles, I feel it is very much lacking.
Jun 12, 2013
Rated: 4 by abcdefghijkyle from New Jersey

May 24, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by DIPAFAN from New Jersey

May 12, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by mmsimmons from Pennsylvania

Feb 19, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by Treb0R from Oregon

Dec 13, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Nov 07, 2012
Rated: 4 by jnardone235 from New Jersey

Sep 03, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jul 27, 2012
Rated: 2.75 by KenC from South Carolina

May 19, 2012
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Reviewed by Samp01 from New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy pale golden yellow with a medium white lasting head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, lemon, grassy notes and some light biscuit malt. Taste same as aroma with some light sour notes and some bitter notes. Palate is a light body with low carbonation. Finish is sweet biscuit malt, citrus and lemon flavor, grassy and a light sour notes with a touch of bitterness. Overall an ok average brew.
Apr 24, 2012
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a very small head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is crisp, malts and grains, some hops are present, a tad bitter at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Jan 28, 2012
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a short-lived white head. Aroma is of dough, some fruitiness and slight hints of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Bready malt and herbal hops fill the mouth, some lemon zest as well. Finish is long and dry. The brew is more bitter and fruity,than ordinary Helles, but it should be quite enjoyable for lager lovers.
Jan 09, 2012
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Reviewed by BeerLover99 from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: shiny straw yellow, trace white head,
fair lacing

S: biscuit, floral, caramel, raisin, malt

T: sweet raisin/biscuit, malt, chalky, floral,
semi-dry finish

M: light, semi-crisp/dry mouth

O: Maybe this brewery or beer is just
not my thing, but has a chalky/biscuit
and ripe fruit aftertaste. I usually enjoy
this style, but maybe I don't.

Jan 08, 2012
Hoffmann Helles from Climax Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 45 ratings