Gold Coin Helles | Backpocket Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backpocket Brewing
Iowa, United States
backpocketbrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light, simple, and drinkable at those special gatherings you sometimes get lucky enough to happen upon - a beautiful golden goodness that's worth gathering about.

Added by drpimento on 02-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of drdiesel9483
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - super clear bear and oddly it has no filter action, good skimming too
Smell - earthy grainy smell
Taste - grainy with slight spice and toast
Feel - smooth easy going with a crisp crab
Overall - not to bad

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Photo of Duff27
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonger
1.78/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Not my cup of tea. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything. I have nothing to say about this beer. I won't drink it again. Bought a 6-pack. Tried two. 4 bottles will go in the trash.
Try it, you might like it. I don't.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no apparent freshness date. Thanks to my uncle Gary for sharing a few bottles with me.
A - hazed pale straw with a white head that dissipates rather quickly
S - earthy, grassy, and spicy hops, pale malt
T - slightly nutty grain, pale malt, honey, trace lemon, with spicy noble hops that have some grass & earthiness to them
M - light bodied, finishes dry and modestly bitter yet very well balanced
O - very refreshing and easy to drink as expected for the style; and this is a good representation of the style.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cheesy_McDuck
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, beautiful cold color, kinda filling, with a great taste with a touch of sweetness. One of my favorites!

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Photo of Chucker17
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewback4
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't extremely impressed with this but it isn't really the style i enjoy. Usually back pocket has my attention but I don't know about this. I know this is a flag-ship for them.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Allurex
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Gold Coin Helles from Backpocket Brewing
3.59 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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