Hell | Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

HellHell
BA SCORE
68.1%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 69 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
Ranking:
#16,489
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
69
Liked:
47
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of Jameson44
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a Weissbier Vase; batchcode IH BG K CB
A: Pours a ever so slightly hazy, straw color with an enormous (more than 2 in), foamy, white head initially, excellent retention and impressive Belgian lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of spice, minerals, pear, and bread with a ?licorice note.
T: Dry with light maltiness, subtle perry flavor, and light bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied. Creamy with moderate carbonation.
O: This is a very nice example of the Helles Lager style. I was surprised to see it in my supermarket. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaxon53
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +0.5%
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 -0.8%
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 -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.24/5  rDev +11%
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 +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnaitchison
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rangerred
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miket13
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Modernrickk
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of James954
2.4/5  rDev -37.2%
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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Hell from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Beer rating: 68.1% out of 100 with 69 ratings
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