Helles Out Of Dodge | Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Virginia, United States
greatamericanrestaurants.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ManekiNeko on 12-01-2004

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
pDev:
8.99%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of RBorsato
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straw colored with a light chill haze, nice active carbonation, and a decent white head that turns to a lasting ring. Grainy malt aroma and flavor with a strange almost adjunct-like character. Light bodied with a crisp malty dry finish.

OK at $6/growler but would have been disappointed at $4.50/pint... surprisingly macro-ish.

Note: This review was based on a growler from the Centreville, VA location. 5.7% ABV per the chalkboard at the brewpub.

($6.00 / Growler fill)

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Photo of Navalartichoke
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of cjgiant
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joerodiii
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is very close to being a dead-on Helles. It is a very clean lager that really lets the blend of Munich and Vienna malts shine. This is not a macro style lager, no way, no how!

Straw yellow color with a moderate head. Aroma is sweet and grainy with a hint of alcohol. The taste is malty without being sweet. The only issue I had with the taste is that it is too bitter for the style. This beer is well balanced, but a helles shouldn't be...not that there is anything wrong with that...

If more brewers made good helles, more BMC drinkers would get turned on to real beer.

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Helles Out Of Dodge from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 5 ratings