Cruise Control | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 14
Reviews by HoppingMadMonk:
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold yellow color.
Medium body with about medium body.
Aroma is malt, grain,cracker,yeast,classic pilsner aroma
Taste is bitter hops, bread,grain,malt, some corn.
Overall it was a very flavorful beer,comes and well made. Would definitely get this again

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tucquan
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2019-03-31 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz canned on 2019-02-22

A - Very clear gold with a 1.5-finger white head and decent lace.

S - Pils malt, white grape, honey, floral. Very pleasant.

T - Fresh white bread with a smidgen of white grape jelly. There's some pleasant, noble spice and an appropriate light bitterness in the finish. Very well balanced.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Refreshing but with some substance going down.

O - Very true to style. A showcase for Pils malt. I'm glad for the little bit of white grape sweetness that I associate with a good Helles. IIt'll be fun to try this side-by-side with some of my other favorites in this style.

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Photo of woodchipper
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can packaged 3/1/19 to a Pilz glass.
Nice light gold color, multiple bubbles rise through the entire session. Frothy white head lasts 4-5 minutes fades to lacing.
Sweet bready aroma that follows to taste. Almost borders on too sweet on the tongue. LIght mouthfeel (appropriate) maybe a little oiliness. Carbonation is just right.
Alpine Flow has disappeared from the shelves around me, but this definitely takes its place. A solid Helles.

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Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pale straw color with white head

Smell - bready, doughy, grassy, biscuit

Taste - much like the smell, bread, dough, grass, biscuit, slight white bread sweetness in the end

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, bready, biscuit upfront, white bread sweetness in the back end. Crisp and clean

Overall - very good Helles here, all the flavors are crisp and clean, makes for a great BBQ type of brew. Give this a shot

Price Point - $2.29/12 oz can

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Photo of bankboy66
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of a summer sampler of single beers I picked up at the Trader Joe's near my parents' house while home for the holiday last weekend: lagers, gose, summer ales and the like.

This pours cloudy and golden with an impressive white head and lace. Nose has a little spicy noble hops and the expected biscuit/bread malt tones. Body is thin intially but holds up better later on. Flavor is tasty and relatively simple. A little honey and a hint of pepper but otherwise just a clean, drinkable summer German lager.

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

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my new fav styles, let's see how Two Roads does. Canned Feb 28, 2019
Pours a very large pasty-white foamy head with good retention, a little lacing, mostly clear slight hazed bright pale yellow almost neon color

Nose a bit light but decent malt profile, grainy-sweet with a bit of depth, lots of pilsner malt and a little corn note, very faint hop, not bad just a bit light

Taste brings more sweet malts, less grainy-sweet pilsner malt and more like generic sweet pale malt notes, not much depth, and malts fade off quickly, clean lager mostly but a bit of fruity flavors, hops come with some of the fruity notes and a little grassy herbal, low bitterness, gritty dry finish, a little astringent

Mouth is on the lighter side body, medium to lighter carbonation too, and gritty astringent finish

So there were quite a few things I didn't like about this, lack of malt depth overall, overall way too light, in addition it was astringent on the finish, so I feel like they kinda missed the mark a bit on this one. Not sure if it's me or Two Roads quality has been sliding a lot in the last couple of years.

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Photo of bluehende
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cruise Control from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 14 ratings