Heavenly Helles | Church Street Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
churchstreetbrew.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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1.61/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Infected

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Photo of Wybest
1.72/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is obviously infected. I was looking forward to a cold Helles on a hot day. Unfortunately, the beer was very sour. Hopefully the beer is better next time around.

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1.96/5  rDev -48.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.53/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

So, I really wanted to like this. This beer is brewed fairly close to where I grew up and I was excited to see this brewery start to bottle and flourish. Unfortunately, when drinking this beer all I think about is how this isn't anything better than a Budweiser. It's a fine lager and does the job, but there are much better craft beers out there.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

What d'ya know? Another locally-brewed German-style lager! Excited to see this in my neighborhood. Brown longneck with a spot on the label for a bottling date... left blank.

A -- Rather hazy gold with a thick, dense white head.

S -- Mildly spicy - nearly earthy - hops. Light breadiness coming through with a good swirl.

T -- Hmm. Somewhat sour, vegetal character. Mild citrus, some bready malts fighting the good fight, but not winning the battle. Some nice, spicy bitterness in the finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- Just a little disappointed That this isn't clean and malty, as a good Helles ought to be. I have the feeling this beer didn't get a good fermentation or lagering; shows how difficult it really is to make a good Lager.

Also wish the dating machine had hit the labels on this sixpack, but the store proprietor assured me this beer hit the store last week.

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3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - golden and hazy with a thin white head that fades to a foam quickly
S - sweet aroma, grain, grass, yeast, fresh air
T - sweet, Munich malt, vegetal, grassy, nutty yeast, spicy Noble hops, slightly sour finish
M - smooth, creamy body, lighter than medium body, crisp finish with a faint pepperiness tingling the palate
O - If I'm going to drink this style I would choose something from Germany. I really wanted to like this more, but it's pretty average in my opinion.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Heavenly Helles from Church Street Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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