Fresh As Helles | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by russpowell on 12-22-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
327
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of nobledust
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stlfatguy
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright yellow - Orange body is very clear. Bright white head melts to thin layer but excellent lacing retention. Smell has some Orange notes with a typical lager base. taste follows but with absolutely no citrus, more like Orange and apricot pulp. Definitely malt over hops, but not Much NoTiceable flavor from either. Seems typical for the style, but nothing outstanding. Ok for a summer session. Strangely it was left from a winter Mix.

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Photo of fx20736
2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

what a mess sweet caramel

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Photo of Bunman3
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of txmilligan
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a six pack of bottles, because I had never seen it before. Drinking out of the bottle (I'm on the road, no glass. I'm a barbarian!), but the aroma is crisp, with a hint of orange and malt. Nice clean taste, that lingers nicely with no metallic aftertaste. A very nice summer beer. I'm getting more of this when I get home.

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Photo of khargro2
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of midlifec
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crobinso
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This solid little helles pours a
nice and clear amber tinged golden color with an excellent head of
white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pool, and features some
darn nice sudsy lacing. Nose of breaded malts and moderate grain notes
with a light floral touch. Flavors follow the nose with breaded malts and
flavors of biscuit touched with honey and subtle floral hop notes. Nice mouth
feel; medium body, medium low carbonation, lightly slick, and excellent for the
style.

Another nice brew from a good brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoeSzsylak
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tervalas
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got stuck at ORD...again....at the sports bar in Hilton nestled amongst the terminals.....so with my meal vocher...i got a 23oz Fresh as Helles....and it was a lil' slice of heaven after a long frustrating day. It poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving a nice ring lace. The scent was slight bread. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of ChrisCharles
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft in a pilsner glass

Clear golden color, foamy white head, good head retention. Aroma is a touch sweet. Grain, grass. Mild flavor, clean flavor. Medium bodied. Easy drinking

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Photo of thebeers
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy dark yellow with a creamy-looking white head. Decent lacing. A little bread, a little butter in an otherwise crisp aroma. Taste follows the nose. A bit of heft to the feel with moderate carbonation. Below average for the style, IMO.

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Photo of Epetrena
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours translucent orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of floral and earthy hops. Tastes of sweet grain and citrus hops. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Fresh As Helles from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 327 ratings.
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