Procrastinator Helles
People's Brewing Company

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Style:
German Helles
Ranked #180
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #34,037
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 9.62%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
13
From:
People's Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
82
Good
Notes:
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3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Helles lagers and bocks: my two favorite German lager styles. Let’s see how this hybrid turns out.

A: Pours a burnt orange, pristinely clear but with a lot of fizz. Short, sandy head that unfortunately has no staying power.

S: Aromas of peat and toasted wheat bread dominate, almost like an Irish dry stout. Clean, sweet scents in the background: hints of banana bread, maple, and oatmeal balance the sharper grain character.

T&M: Bready, chewy flavors: this palate comes across as a tribute to toasted malt. Notes of pie crust, burnt toast, sesame, and black tea make up the malt base, though they only make a quick statement before dissipating – gives it that classic lager clean quality. Hops, though, are quite apparent, providing a Noble, slightly skunky lemon-pepper crispness toward the back that leaves the palate slightly dry in the aftertaste. Goes down with a slight spritz and a refreshing lightness, sticking slightly to the back of the tongue after that hoppy finish.

O: This is a drinkable lager, but it doesn’t last too long on the tongue: the palate is here and gone in a flash. Not a bad drink at all, though – in fact, it’s one of my favorites from People’s.

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Procrastinator Helles from People's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 13 ratings