Hell | Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

BA SCORE
86
very good
65 Ratings
HellHell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Germany
aktien-brauerei.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jaxon53
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light gold color. Small head with only a couple of initial spots for lace.

Pale malt smell similar to a brewery aroma. Not grainy.

Clean flavor of pale malts on the tongue. The swallow brings out the hop more so than most Helles which I think makes this a better and more complex version. Good body and carbonation. Perhaps my favorites Helles so far in Bavaria.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty clear and straw colored with lesser head, this Helles brings nice grainy and grassy aromas with very good flavor balances of malt, yeast, and hops. Finishes on the bitter side, but flavorful. Medium-light bodied.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Costco. In Teku glass. Playing 12 Labours of Hercules V. Good helles, malty, full of grassy notes, very refreshing and with a pretty bitter finish.

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Photo of Tinfang
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly particle filled straw to hold with a big fluffy white head that laces well. Smells of sweet wonderful fresh baked biscuits, which follows well into the flavor. No noticeable hops, except for the slightest bit of earthiness on the end. So light and crisp and easy to drink. I would take this any day over an American blond as an all day drinker. Prost!

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnaitchison
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Classic Helles. Pours straw-light gold in color with a fairly dense white head of small bubbles. Clean smell of crackery pilsner malt. Crackery describes the flavor also. This is malt dominated beer with hops just along for the ride. Slightly thin on the body; the finish is abrupt. Nice Munich carbonate mineral character. It clearly stands out as a German, not American made beer. It would be even better if the malt flavor lasted a bit longer.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rangerred
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miket13
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of James954
2.4/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Basically a bare bones brew. Nothing offensive, nothing really exceptional. Drinks well.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Best before April 14th 2016.

Dull green to yellow body, and fairly clody body color. Head creation is rather tiny, about a finger of basic white, but manages a simple crown and thin puck with a good white collar.

Aroma hits great classic lager notes. Herbal hop and dense bready white dough like malts hit the nose real big. Slight sticky yeast quality giving some good bakery qualities, but also even a small tinge of clove like phenols, which is interesting on such a lighter lager. Great stuff so far on the bouquet.

Palate hits a real balanced and wonderful note. Spicy front with hints of slight brown spices, then with a great thick and chewy malt quality. Lighter classic body hits with bakery thick and doughy notes which makes for a solid helles impression. Bigger malt presence with a good filling chewy body. Tight carbonation even gets into a fruity quality in flavor almost like a slight mimosa flavor. Clean finish, subtley down on crispness but not spicy character, and easy light popping drinkability.

A real impressive helles, with a real neat lingering fruit component after some time, and bigger malt presence than your average bear.

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Photo of Alpha309
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

Pours a nice straw to gold color. Almost no head and what is there dissipates quickly. A few small clusters of bubbles around the edges.

Sugary on the nose. A slight undertone of earthiness.

Strong malt backbone. Just a touch of peppery hop flavor with a bit of earth undertones.

Good carbonation in the mouth. A fuller body than most lagers. Has a slight heft.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a clear golden body.
The aroma is a nice dry grain and metallic smell.
The taste smooth dry bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Good balance.
The texture is crisp.
An enjoyable hells.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 4/14/16.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, grass, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Hell from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
3.87 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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