Low And Slow: Helles
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Low And Slow: HellesLow And Slow: Helles
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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Ranked #49
Ranked #12,361
4 | pDev: 5.75%
Jul 26, 2022
Feb 19, 2019
Very Good
Low And Slow: HellesLow And Slow: Helles
Notes: Balanced golden lager brewed with German pilsner and munich malt and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops.

18 IBU
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clear wedding band gold with a tall head of eggshell foam settling thick and leaving craggy lacing.

Crisply refreshing of toasty bread to start, it becomes immediately more bitter than I prefer, particularly of evergreen and wild herbs, and is even a little fiery in the finish

The medium body has a soft crispness and finishes semi-dry.

While mild and quaffable, it almost translates more as a pilsner, and an American one at that, which the dude can't abide as far as rating by style goes.
Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
16oz can served in a big snifter. Dated 11/07/19. Received from @superspak in NBS BIF #15.

Pours hazy golden with a smallish head. It was only slightly hazy until the last couple ounces came out with a bunch of sediment. Smell is mild, grain and hay. A little lemon.

Taste is lemon, grain tea, slight soapiness, some of that old hay mustiness that I associate with old hops.

Mouthfeel is medium to light. Overall, it's not bad.
May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the pint can, it pours a clear yellow color with a large white head. Scent is bready with some light spiciness. Taste follows nose. Nice brew!
Nov 04, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 17, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by Jcarriglio from Florida

May 16, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jan 24, 2021
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pretty solid and classic Helles lager
Nov 10, 2020
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great hops - work really well with the style. Easy to drink but plenty of flavor.
Sep 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Aug 14, 2020
Rated: 3.76 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by captaintrash from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Mar 24, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear and bright body, golden in hue; excellent carbonation; thick and creamy white head; well-formed rings of foam step down the glass. Light and delicate aroma; bready; softly floral with a bit of light herbal notes. Well-rounded flavor combining elements of biscuit and mineral-like hop bitterness; very clean. Medium-light body; crisp with a light malt warmth; a bit dry overall yet still wets the palate nicely.

This is a beautiful helles, sometimes delicate in nature but still packing some exceptional flavor and sensory delights.
Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 10, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuity and bready malts and green grapes are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of green grapes along with underlying notes of grassy hops and biscuit malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is hoppier and fruitier than I would have expected for a Helles Lager, but it is easy to drink.

Serving type: can
Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by jak from North Carolina

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: yellow gold color, nice head
S: slight biscuit and cracker
T: nice maltiness, slightly sweet
F: tingles on the tongue
O: one of the best American made helles lager I’ve tried
Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by EN27 from North Carolina

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by oberon from North Carolina

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Apr 16, 2019
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint medium yellow + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film covering slightly less than 25% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready + pale + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of spicy + earthy hops. Hints of sulfur.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of bready + pale + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by a slight hint of sulfur. Finally there are light flavors of spicy + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which slowly fades away.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly clean finish. Enjoyable with the flavors and aromas that I expect for the style and just enough sweetness without having too much.
Apr 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by baklo from North Carolina

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Feb 23, 2019
Low And Slow: Helles from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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