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Natur Helles | von Trapp Brewing

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Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Prost76
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/17/18

A: Pale golden yellow - clear with some slight haze - pours with a medium size, bright white head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Bready with some floral notes and spice - lager yeast aroma with some spiciness and pepper, more prominent than in von Trapp's "normal" Helles - flowery and grassy hops - pale malt base, Munich malt, bread, bread dough, biscuits, hints of bread crust, caramel - some light fruits and a touch of earth

T: Bready and refreshing - probably not particularly meaningful, but overall this is more "rustic" tasting than von Trapp's normal Helles - bready, with some fresh baked bread, bread dough, biscuits, the inside of a pretzel, some bread crust - pale malts, with just a hint of caramel - light sweetness - lager yeast flavor, some spice, pepper, earth - mild sweetness, mostly clean finish

M: Light body, smooth and mostly crisp, medium carbonation, super drinkable

O: Helles, naturally

I have been a fan of von Trapp's standard Helles since I first tasted it, and this is a nice riff on the recipe. I'm not really sure if the recipe is even different here. The yeasty flavors are a bit more prominent, and the finish is a little less clean due to what feels like some residual sugars. My only regret about this beer is only buying one can when I was in VT. I assumed this would be distributed everywhere... Regardless, this is fun but I enjoy the standard better. I hope they release that in 16oz cans.

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Photo of hopley
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very slightly hazy straw yellow, with a fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like soft bready malt, floral hops, sweet malt, and light fruitiness.

Unexpectedly, this is very nice. It tastes so soft, with a nice bready and doughy malt character, a bit of clean grassy hop bitterness, flowers, and a very light fruity sweetness. This is so sturdy, I could drink this by the gallon.

This is light, crisp, and fruity, with a solid level of carbonation, and a very high level of drinkability.

This is a nice little step up from their usual helles. It's a very well constructed beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newcastlemike
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a lager glass, the appearance was a nice bright yellow color with a sturdy transparency about it. Nice looking two finger white foamy head started and slid off at a mild pace. Some lace ran here and there with one ring around the top.
The aroma had a clean biscuit to floral and freshly cut grassiness riding into each other fairly nice.
The flavor was basically the same - taking the sweet to the floral to grassy and melding into the malts fairly nice. Very mobile and clean malty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a clean sessionability about it. Carbonation felt nice. ABV felt on par. Super nice clean crisp biscuity finish.
Overall, very nice Munich Helles, but then again, look who we're talking to. Of course, Von Trapp knows how to get this done.

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Photo of smb71481
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned this afternoon, 12/15/17.
I couldn't wait to crack this and I did!

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a fairly bright body with some lacing. Head dissipates after a few minutes and comes back with a swirl or two. Nose of cracker, light malt, bread, and faint floral hop characteristics. Nice bready flavor with a tiny bit of sweetness and a nice, crisp finish. Good feel and overall, I can't wait to drive up the hill and enjoy this at the von Trapp Bierhall with a side of their sauerkraut mashed potatoes. Cheers!

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Natur Helles from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 13 ratings