Corolla Gold Helles Lager | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
North Carolina, United States
weepingradish.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by akorsak on 09-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,015
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
75
pDev:
16.56%
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of imbibehour
3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Fairly clear bodied, with a brass dark gold color, even touches of orange slightly. Head creation though is quite weak, with poor retention and heavily soapy appearances. Pops and dissolves to a quick thin collar, which also afte some time dissapears nearly enitrely. Good amounts of pinhead to fine carbonation.

Clean lager like aroma. Slightly herbal hop but more emphasis on sticky pasty yeast qualities. Very subtle tones, not very distinct, but at least nice.

Palate seems to contain more subtle notes. The body and mouthfeel is a little slippery, almost syrup like but not quite. A strange amount of flat tasting like carbonation, but some lively herbality. Good finishing hop herbal presence, a bit large though. Does come off that clean in quality on the finish, a touch of sugary malt, if it weren't so biting herbal.

The beer seems a little strangely flat, if with some prickly carbonation. It's also a bit hop forward which while nice is a bit overdone. The base character and malt quality isn't really shining through on this. While drinkable and acceptable, there's room for improvement.

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Photo of mkyer
3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgiordano88
2.84/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.39/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My can is labeled as 6.0%, 18 IBUs

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Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwgivens
3.52/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleckpa
3.12/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of seanchai
3.69/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.52/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justintcoons
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cylinsier
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap at the brewery

Pours a light honey gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of light sugar sweet malt.

The flavor is dry and crisp, a simple barley malt with some very mild dry hops in the finish.

Medium body with a sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Solid lager, light and crisp. Drinks easily. Likable enough and would pair with food fine, this beer is inferior to the Kolsch. It's still fine, but not quite the excellent example of its style that the Kolsch is, nor is it as good against the Kolsch beer-to-beer.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.49/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of goodshiz
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, pale, gold coloring with no head. Nose of subtle honey and toast. Really have to dig just to get those aromas. Flavors are syrupy sweet forward, with notes of berry and floral hops, with a subtle bitterness in the backbone. The body is mid-range, with a slight carbonation edge. The aftertaste is more berry and honey sweet, with a smooth, light finish. Kind of nondescript and unremarkable.

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Photo of Jamato14
3.69/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a good but not great beer.

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Photo of jjd315
3.34/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mynie
3.06/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Helles brewers got it rough these days. The style very hard to brew and also unpopular, so people are less willing to overlook imperfections as they may be with, say, a double IPA.

This is an imperfect beer, but certainly not a bad one. Starts out a little tart, uncharacterstic for the style, and moves into a middle and finish of big, American cereal grains. Nice and malty, but I pick up some strong traces of adjunct that (I think) aren't appropriate for the style. Actually, it doesn't resemble a helles at all, more like an American blonde. I pick up no saaz, nor any hops whatsoever, and the cerealness is distinctly American.

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3.83/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of harryhops
3.32/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -2.6%

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Corolla Gold Helles Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 75 ratings