Das Helle | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Das HelleDas Helle

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Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 05-18-2005

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by Ciocanelu:
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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Photo of vinivini
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2014. Purchased a little while back from Aldi as part of their Oktoberfest selection. The chap on the label looks like the guy from the Dos Equis ads - stay thirsty my friends!

Poured into a tankard. A clear golden-amber colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Aroma of grainy malt, subtle caramel, yeast esters and mild stewed hops. Balanced but insipid.

Tastes of light, malty caramel with a dry finish. Notes of grain, mild caramel, yeast esters and stewed hops. There is a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body for the style. Aftertaste of light malt, stewed leaves and a hint of cardboard.

A fairly average brew, though better than most industrial lagers. Looks nice, but the aroma and flavour are rather bland. Decent body. Drinkable enough, and would accompany some bratwurst and sauerkraut nicely, however there's no need to hunt it down.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adamcthomp
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a .5L swing top to a beer glass the liquid is yellow with an orangish hue and good carbonation. The head is big and white and leaves a bit of lace.

The smell is bready, with salty brine on crust aroma.

The taste follows well, lots of yeasty crusty bread ends. Easy on the hops but nice with a slight sour mild lemon finish.

The mouthfeel is good a nice medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good to ok, so the search continues.

Prosit, MK

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Photo of F_riedrich
2.79/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of hdtrice
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Special at Aldi and as cheap as chips. Refreshing lager. Quite a lot of carbonation. Pretty bog standard to be honest. Similar to mass produced lagers in composition.

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2.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Lager glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, close but poor crown. Yeasty, slight acidic –banana peel- aromas, herbs & honey on the backside. Malty, grainy flavors & honey hues at first sip. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Dense palate & spicy touch. Low bitter, earthy & citric astringent notes as well as herbal hints linger into a sweet/light bitter finish. Herbal infusion memories on the aftertaste.

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Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of thommo_nk
3.96/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on draft at Haxenbauer in Munich, decent Helles beer, not as good as Augustiner Helles however. Quite surprised to find a Munich pub serving a Stuttgart beer.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one straight from the PX/BX.

Pours a light golden color with a sustaining head.

Smells of citrus and perhaps banana, but the predominant smell is the sweet molasses-like malt.

Definitely tastes like a lager with big molasses malt flavor and a good balance of hops. Very nice.

Thicker mouth-feel and decent carbonation.

A very enjoyable and drinkable beer.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JunkYardJake
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was given to me by a frequent flying buddy of mine. Bottle is a cool flip top that will be nice to refill with some homebrew. It pours a gold/yellow color with a full head that lasts with the best of them. Smell is very mild. A little bit of malt and just a touch of grassy hops. Taste is clean and crisp. Very malty flavor up front with just enough hops for balance. Subtle notes of lavender and lemon. Mouthfeel is creamy with a moderate body. Very clean pale lager.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall this was a good light bodied beer. When poured it produces a brilliant, bright and white head, which sticks around for a few minutes, eventually dissipating into a fine lacing. One cannon compete much with the presentation of this beer for the style it is in.

The aroma was a bit arid and fresh. Nothing really stuck out other than a hint of lemon and fresh husk.

Tasting this brew was a bit of a chore. There wasn't much to this brew, but there was such a nice mellow smoothness that I can't dog this beer too much. This is a good entry level brew for someone that's hooked on American Macro beer, looking to break on through to the other side.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Nyczj
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color, carbonation is lively, with a crisp white head that fades slowly leaving a small amount of lacing around the glass.

The smell is quite floral and hoppy, with some malt on the nose as well.

Taste is grassy, a bit earthy and has a leathery bite. Let's see what anther swig reveals. Malt sweetness in the middle and follows to the end. A very nice grainy flavor. Right up front is where you get a brief hit of hops. The finish is a tad dry.

Is it wrong to like a clear beer? Because I have to say I'm really digging this one. Is it an overly complex beer? No. It does however have character and flavor. If your looking for an easy drinking beer with some flavor, this is one.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a small white head that recede quickly, but leaves good lacing. Smells of floral and citrusy hops. The taste isn't grand, but is well balanced and good. The sip is mildly bitter, and transforms into a sweet aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light bodied, and well carbonated. This beer is very smooth, well-balanced, refreshing, and easy to drink.

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Photo of Dilbert65
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of djura
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Darker orange,with two finger foam,lasting about minute. Some bubbles in the glass.

S-Grains,usual for the stile.

T/M-Huge carbonation in it. Personally i don't like when there is so much carbonation in the beer,so it is minus in my opinion. Also nice bitterness,maybe a bit watery. Mostly grains in it.

O-Will pass it next time,i expected much more from this Helles.

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Photo of WGO
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale golden; clear; effervescent; medium, white head

Aroma: Malty; slightly grassy; faint hops; slight citrus

Taste: Juicy malt; sweet start; crisp, refreshing mid with slightly hoppy finish; pretty good

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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3.31 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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