Wheels Up Helles Lager | Hangar 24 Brewery

Wheels Up Helles LagerWheels Up Helles Lager
BA SCORE
3.35/5
70 Ratings
Wheels Up Helles LagerWheels Up Helles Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Floydster on 11-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,050
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
70
pDev:
17.91%
Bros Score:
3.03
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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2.46/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands
Consumed on 1/24/11 coincidentally
1st trip to this local brewery

A - Clear light amber orange color with an effervescent white head

S - Smell was slightly soapy, sickly sweet to the nose

T - Slightly sour taste to start with lightly malty sweet type finish - lots of carbonation

M - High carbonation, light lingering mouth coat and sickly sweetness

D - Reminded me of a sweetened type of BMC - I would recommend this to a lover of adjuncts though I'm not certain this is what they were going for. Easily see this being a crossover beer since there wasn't much of the strong flavors that most of the highly regarded beer types have that are so strong initially for the initiate to craft beer. Not for my palate on a regular basis, pretty bland with too much sweetness in the finish...

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apearance - Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with no head.

Nose- Very nondescript. Sweet grain, faint hop presence

Palate- Refreshing and light, faintly sweet and herbal.

Mouthfeel- Thin and low on carbonation

Overall- Very uninteresting, I will not be trying this again anytime soon.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
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3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ Hanger 24

Look: Straw yellow with a 1/8 inch head and no retention

Smell: Traditional lager notes

Taste: Pale malts with a candy like sweetness

Mouthfeel: Thin body and mildly carbonated

Overall: Not bad for a lager not sure if I would drink it again

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3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

Although the idea behind a Helles Lager is that it’s “lighter” than other German lager styles, this one is perhaps a bit too light. The lack of a malt backbone allows biscuity flavors to dominate and leave the palate with an unpleasant tannic linger. No distinct hop character either. Basically, it’s missing the trademarks of this classic German style.

STYLE: Munich Helles Lager
ABV: 4.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Bright golden, lively, creamy white lacing

SMELL: Bready, light floral

TASTE: Light bodied, watery, biscuity malts, hay, faint citric, hint of grape, dry, tannic

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3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1360th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
12oz

@Dublins Irish Pub, Chino Hills, CA
Pints are $3

App- A pretty standard pour. It was a very clear yellow with a decent amount of bubbles. Maybe a 1/4" of head. No cling or lace.

Smell- It was nice and crisp. Had a none of the biting lager notes. It had a good earthy note but wasn't buttery.

Taste- Pretty standard Lager. Wasnt overly butterly like most are. Had a crisp malty note with a good earthy note.

Mouth- A light body with a high carbonation. Residual sweet malts.

Drink- Pretty average beer. In offensive for a lager, not sure I'd have again

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Wheels Up Helles Lager from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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