311 Helles Lager | Coal Harbour Brewing Company

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311 Helles Lager311 Helles Lager

Brewed by:
Coal Harbour Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaftCaskBC on 04-01-2013

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by DaftCaskBC:
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: 3/4" offwhite head and excellent clarity on this golden straw coloured beer. Medium to low level of fine carbonation that dissipates quickly.

S: My guess would be Saaz and Tettnanger hops predominantly on the nose. Grassy, noble, clean, and floral hops with some sweet malt in the background.

T: Pleasant sweet bread and biscuit malt flavours with some floral and grassy noble hop flavours. Much more sweet than bitter.

M: Thin viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: The malt profile of this beer was great, but I would have enjoyed the beer more if it was balanced more with increased bitterness from the noble hops. The carbonation also dissipated extremely quick. Although 8 cans for less than $14 is a great deal.

I have to add that the design of the cans is lacking. Due to the increased competition in the craft beer market, often design is what sets breweries apart on the shelves.

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Photo of chickenm
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Kobold
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: marshmallow-tight foam cap resting on a pale gold field of straw. Even after a dozen minute the effervescent shows only minimal fatigue.

Aroma: Crisp pilsner and sweet-dreaming bread crumb Munich malts. Hops are lightly floral and meekly herbal. A few drops of sweat, even wet dog, which dissipates over time.

Taste: Restrained sweetness, or the suggestion of sweetness, the shadow of sweetness, sweetness either growing into or out of itself through the subdued spiciness in the hops and distant doughiness from the malt. A touch mineral in the conclusion, but hardly offensive.

Feel: smooth, dry end-taste with a little lingering tang.

Overall: a wonderful, even coy, act of restraint and subtly. Neither the hops nor the malt attempt a coup d'etat; both subsets of aroma and taste write riddles on rice paper, koans which the tongue and nose could spend an evening laughing over in warm, smile-ridden dismay.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dochazmat
4.6/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of canucklehead
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok at $13 for 8 cans this is great value as it is much more nuanced than similarly priced offerings from Bowen Island or Cariboo. Pours very pale as per the helles style. The hops are pleasant though I would have liked more but the biscuit notes on the malt are nice and there is very drinkable. Since there is no lager in BC that stands out this might be my go to for the value vs quality angle.

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Photo of ZachT
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of seldomseen
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

311 Helles Lager from Coal Harbour Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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