Von Trapp Golden Helles Lager | von Trapp Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
vontrappbrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
German for "bright", our Helles is an easy-drinking, yet surprisingly complex, golden lager.

20 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 04-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of aaronyoung01
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz pour while in Stowe; ordered a glass while looking for a temporary reprieve from the hop onslaught. Clear, honey-gold body with a thin head. Aroma speaks to the crisp and refreshing sip that awaits - cracker, white bread, toasted malt and a hint of sweet honey. Taste is right there and is followed up with a refreshing snap of carbonation. Nicely balanced in the center of the sweet, bitter and malty triangle. Clean feel throughout. Was served in a Belgium tulip but I should've been pounding this from a liter mug. Prost!

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Photo of FHughDeBigs
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

So good reminds me of going to the movies in Germany

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kw_pip
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught. Kinda tastes like a German PBR

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Photo of Urk1127
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty clear bright light golden color. Frothy white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head or lacing.

Smell has notes of bright lemon citrusy hops and some floral notes. Light cracker malts are there but subdued. Very delicate yet bright aromas on this.

Taste has flavors of biscuit malts, a bright lemon and floral hop notes. There is a bitter metallic astringency on the back and and through the finish. Diminishes a bit as the beer warms, but its still very noticeable.

Feel is light, lacks much of any crispness - beer is just rather rounded - smooth but not in the way Id like from a lager like this.

Overall this was easily my least favorite of the von traps beers that I've had. The metallic astringent flavor was not good. IF that was gone, I'd probably enjoy this much more.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Paoloboston
2.27/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RFarabee
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it from draught into a flute. Solid golden color with visible carbonation. Small foamy head that dissipated quickly, some light lacing in the glass

Aroma is sweet and a bit bready. Taste is sweet and crisp, with little aftertaste. Carbonation is strong but smooth. Pairs very well with pub food.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a transparent golden yellow color with carbonation rising at a decent pace. A one finger white foamy head accompanied the top of the beer and gently dissipated leaving some light stringy and clingy lacing. The smell started off with a sweet biscuit ordeal and blended into some light sweet corn. The taste was mainly sweet and added a light crisp bready setting leading into a refined gentle biscuity aftertaste and having no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation comes across fairly smooth leading to an all around smooth feel over my tongue. Overall, I say as a Munich Helles lager, it works. It would probably be a great food beer.

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Photo of tbeer40
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.32/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow with a thin white.

Smell: Grassy notes with citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of bitter hops with earthy tones and grassy notes.

Overall: Good beer. I would have this one again.

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Photo of RobDB
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle straight out of the bottle.

S: lots of bready doughy malts and some light floral hops.

T: Very light on the tongue the floral hops Joby as the bready malts coat the tongue and then the beer finishes with the light floral hops again.

M: crisp light good carbobation.

O: Solid Helles Lager but it really doesn't distinguish itself either.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a great change of pace from all the hoppy beers I've been having lately. Amazingly smooth and refreshing. Light, crisp, clean, balanced. This one goes down easy and is very enjoyable. yb

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku pint. Bottleneck says Best By 08/22/17.

A- Pours a light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and some faint wisps of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides down the glass.

S- Crisp aroma of cracker-like malt and a slight alcohol tinge.

T- The crispness continues as there's a well-balanced synthesis of light bready malt, a touch of hop character and some yeast character. Very light and refreshing without tasting watery.

M- Again, very crisp with a small lingering hop bite. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- A very well executed Helles that I'm glad I finally got the chance to try. When in search of a lawnmower beer, this is the quintessential example.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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