Helles Lager | Artisan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
3.34/5
3 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Artisan Brewing Co.
Wales, United Kingdom
artisanbeer.co.uk

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional Munich style lager, light, bright and golden in colour. Accentuated malt complexity, medium/light body with a hint of honey. Nobel hops add balance, spicyness and subtle bitterness. Probably the fullest tasting lager in the land! Lagered for 8 weeks prior to release.

Added by kojevergas on 07-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
pDev:
14.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

660ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into English style glass beer mug in London. Bottle acquired in Cardiff right at the brewery. Reviewed live.

A: Two finger head of fair cream, pretty good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a cloudy yellow.

Sm: Lemon peel, full barley, and other pleasant esters. Moderate strength aroma.

T: Lemon and light orange citrus ester hops, moderately full barley, and stale sort of badly handled malt. Simple, crappy build, and below average balance.

Mf: Too wet, and a touch too smooth. Noncomplementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Average ABV, fairly easy drinking, below average quality, and an elevated price (by Welsh standards).

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Photo of Zimbo
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Supplied from the one and only EssexAleMan I had this soon after if was rescued from the shipping box.

Slightly hazy light yellow to the eye with a fierce head force and nice white head. Decent carbonation, slightly sour, fresh and quenching. Short end. Maybe a bit hollow with a bit of a carbonic bite at the end but more potent than the 5% ABV would suggest. In the end I liked it more than the score might indicate. Grateful for the opportunity to try this.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Purchased from the brewery at a fairly reasonable price (yes even for Welsh standards...)

Pours a hazy golden/amber colour with little head and lacing.

Smells faintly malty and fresh.

Tastes refreshing with a good level of malt. Light citrusy hop bitterness on the finish. Fairly wholesome.

Very nice, very refreshing and a great beer in the sunshine.

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Helles Lager from Artisan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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