Summer Helles | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 03-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
621
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
117
For Trade:
0
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2.04/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy, mostly clear banana-yellow. Imagine twelve ounces of Mellow Yellow and one ounce of milk, well-stirred. Pure white wispy head of quickly-waning retention. Smells crackery, grassy. Grainy, bready palate, strangely peanut-like, but not bad. Possible yeast quality? Maybe just the malt. Different enough to be good, in my opinion. Finishes very clean. Degree of citric hopping and then almost nothing, maybe dry grass, and minimal peppercorn retro-olfaction. Light-bodied but towards medium, full of tingling and then smoothing carbonation, crisp.

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Photo of MJ64
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this evening on 4/29/15 while grilling on the upper patio deck. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a pale straw-yellow in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head that stayed around for a bit. A good amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of grass and sweet malts for the most part. Bit more was going on with the taste with some some pepper, light citrus (lemon zest?) and floral hops in the mix also. Slightly dry for the finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, it was just another OK one-time brew for me. Nothing exciting.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.97/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Summer Helles from New Belgium Brewing
3.49 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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