Helles | pFriem Family Brewers

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4.02/5
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18 Ratings
HellesHelles
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
pFriem Family Brewers
Oregon, United States
pfriembeer.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 07-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,989
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
pDev:
7.21%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by mmilyko:
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle from the brewery.

Gorgeous, bright, pale yellow with a long lasting, creamy white lace that sticks. Soft, bready aroma with light floral notes. Light-bodied, but smooth, creamy and effervescent. Flavor brings more breadiness, toasty grains and suggestions of honey that's balanced out with a smack of lemon that's semi-sharp and adds to this lager's dry, crispness. Herbal and grainy in the finish. Insanely drinkable.

Helles yeah!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWHopinator
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont station the other day.

The beer pours a pale gold color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. The nose is attarctive enough as well, as I get light honey, some cookie dough and a hint of citrus. On the palate however, this is just a thing of beauty. The beer is incredibly clean, light and drinkable, and is the perfect beer to suck down by the gallon on a warm summer's day (mowing the lawn or whatever). The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, but this beer epitomizes the expression "easy drinking." Mouthfeel is pretty light, as you expect, but the beer delivers an impressive amount of flavor for a 4.8% beer.

Tried this beer side by side a BA RIS and a DIPA, and it still held its own just fine. Impressive. I'm not sure I've ever had a finer domestic helles lager.

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Photo of nmann08
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The label calls this "Helles Lager." From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Central Market north of Seattle. Aroma and flavor are like a Kölsch with the sharp, perfumey note. There is a honey taste and a moderate sweetness. Frothy and spritzy in the mouth.

This has that Cream of Wheat taste of a yeasty wheat beer or even a Saison. The finish is sharper with some lemony acidity. Moderate bitter finish, almost like a PIlsner. Overall this is a very flavorful light beer that doesn't feel light at all. Definitely a tasty and robust version of what can be a pretty anemic style.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

These guys dont make a bad beer. One of the best lagers I've had in a long time. Had it on draft at a tap takeover.

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Photo of South2NW
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

86 by BA's!? Really!? This is a near perfect Helles as far as I'm concerned. Especially hailing out of the U.S. perfectly clean, crisp, golden, light, refreshing, biscuity goodness. pFriem knocks these classic styles out if the park, and this one proves it again. Prost!

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Helles from pFriem Family Brewers
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 18 ratings
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