Helles (Weyermann Malt)
Heater Allen Brewing

Helles (Weyermann Malt)Helles (Weyermann Malt)
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Lager - Helles
Ranked #29
Ranked #13,319
4.17 | pDev: 4.32%
Heater Allen Brewing
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Helles (Weyermann Malt)Helles (Weyermann Malt)
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kemoarps from Washington

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't see any indications anywhere of what malt is being used, but that looks like the label, and this seems to be the most active entry so I assume that it's the primary one.

Beautiful crisp clear light yellow body sits under a fluffy but modest clean white head. Settles in eventually leaving a buzz cut of fizz and minimal but extant lacing.

Nose is clean and light. Clean malts with a touch of grassy hops.

Flavour reflects the same concepts: clean cracker/french bread malts with a moderate/light grassy bitterness and a light spicy bite it's light and refreshing and just what you're looking for if you want a good helles.

Body is incredibly drinkable with enough heft not to be boring but not so much as to become heavy. Effervescent carbonation helps keep it bright, and the moderate bitter finish is maybe a touch more than the traditional style, but not excessive by any means.

I'm still getting to know the lager side of brewing, but as far as I can tell this is a fantastic example thereof. Enjoying it greatly, and it makes me want to explore helles especially a bit more.

Jun 04, 2019
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, poured into tulip. No date seen. Clean label, I like it.
Pours a rosy gold, slightly opaque, 1/2” of white head. Disappears fairly quick.
Nose of cracker, lemon, lightly floral.
Taste follows. Crackers, white bread, starts out sweet and finishes with grassy, floral hops.
Delicate mouthfeel, finishes crisp.
Delicious beer and well made.

Mar 16, 2019
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bret717 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look- pours a somewhat cloudy, pale golden, straw-like color with a billowing white head that takes awhile to recede to about 1/2 a finger; rings of lacing

Aroma- crusty white bread and vibrant floral and herbal hops

Taste- follows the nose with bread crust, floral and herbal hops which lend a decent amount of bitterness

Feel- wow, quite possibly the the softest, most delicate mouthfeel I've ever encountered. Light-bodied, incredibly soft but with decent carbonation. Bitter finish

Overall- outstanding helles that tastes great and has an amazing mouthfeel that really makes it stand out

May 29, 2018
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Heater Allen Helles pours almost clear, appropriate for the style, and it lies right between straw and light yellow. A very coarsely bubbled white head amasses on top, then recedes into very spotty and minimal surface coverage, but even less impressive lacing.

Fresh biscuits and dried hay pleasantly mingle together. Before the flowery and mild spicy hop finish take their bow, a faint mention of apple skins hovers around in the middle.

Biscuits is right! Fresh, soft, doughy biscuits even come equipped with light drizzles of honey. A perfect fresh cut grass comes in, but not too quickly, and a lovely dried floral and spicy hop finish deliver exactly what I'd hoped for.

It starts soft and sweet then finishes dry and crisp. A well executed bitterness brings it just past balanced, and the nearly spritzy carbonation plays the perfect support for those spicy hops.

Heater Allen delivers on this Helles. This is a great thirst quencher. Exceptionally tastey and refreshing. I would love to see this reach a more efficient packaging for my summer consumption, because I could drink this all day long. Prost!

Mar 08, 2018
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StJamesGate from New York

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Loyal Legion, Portland.
Slightly hazy champagne with white film. 4
Honeyed granola nose. 4
Sweet bread, herb and ground coriander, and fresh hay end. 4
Light, round, dry. 4

Helles in the malts, but cuts super dry, almost more like a pils. Flawless and balanced. Even if this is not 100% on style, it is how to execute. 4.25

Jun 20, 2016
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Growler from The Growler Guys, side by side with a bottle of the Weyermann malt version.

A clear straw yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is stunning. Lightly bready, doughy with a little cotton candy, a supple and resplendent hop character (mint, earth, green leaf), a touch of honey. The palate opens light in body with a little butterscotch, a mild bready note driven entirely from the pils malt, a mild cotton candy note and a wonderful hop flavor. This version has many of the characteristics of the Mecca Grade version, though the balance renders this a different and far superior beer. The fullness that comes from multiple decoctions is more noticeable here, and the simpler flavor profile of the base malt works better here. Drying, mildly bitter and very flavorful on the finish, sublimely so (reminiscent of the Aktien Helles), this beer is phenomenal and comes with the highest of recommendations.

Apr 24, 2016
Helles (Weyermann Malt) from Heater Allen Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings