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
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
1
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18
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Poured a clear golden color with a thin mild head, some light lacing.

The smell is light and bready.

The flavor is very malt centric with toasty and bready munich malt flavors finishing with a light slightly spicy and grassy hop finish.

The body is light with mild carbonation.

Overall a decent Helles, nothing off putting, yet nothing to get excited about either.

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4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft today at the Bierstube in Davenport, IA. All three tap handles were branded "Einfach" and the bartender confirmed they were brewed by Old Man River.

The pint of Helles was a hazy unfiltered golden orange. Bright white foam that left arcs of lacing in the glass. Retention was great too, it looked the part of a fresh German lager.

Aroma was mild but lightly sweet and biscuity. Flavor was similarly sweet at first, and finished very clean and dry. A flash of apple, butter cracker, and baked biscuits rolled briefly across the palate. Light bodied, but approaching medium for a Helles lager. It's subtlety works as a positive asset, making it truly sessionable. Certainly fresh and good quality. It hit the spot on an August afternoon in the 80ºs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.2% ABV

A - I stopped pouring the beer with less than an inch left in the bottle as sediment began emptying which left the beer a pale golden yellow color with an ever-so-slight particle haze and a fleeting white head.

S - Opening with that classic German lager aroma, Gold Coin already wins points in my book. Light zesty spice is imparted by noble hops and the back end has a simple and delicate pale malt nose with a touch of pils sweetness.

T - Pale malt graininess is laced with a touch of spicy noble hops but this helles is as nuts-n-bolts simple as it gets.

M - Light bodied and crisp with a beautifully drying level of carbonation tickling the tongue.

O - Gold Coin is a terribly simple helles lager but that's no disrespect. Simplicity is it's achievement, finishing with a nice and crisp balance and clean lager smoothness that makes it über drinkable.

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