Raising Helles
New England Brewing Co.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
German Helles
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 3.72%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
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New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Fieceheart
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid lager. Really good actually. Im just not as much a german style beer guy. But if you are youll like it because its crisp, sour, malty and smooth.

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Photo of rudzud
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can of this.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a good fat two finger white head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S- Aromas of light flaked corn, little bit of sweetness and malt, flashes of noble hops, good clean pilsner malts on the finish.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more light flaked corn and pilsner malts. The noble hops are pleasant and lightly grassy. There is a little flash of bitterness on the finish but the corn and pilsner notes are not nearly as prominent as the nose.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is a bit light. Comes across as thinner.

O - Overall this was a solid helles. I like the nose and wish there was some more of it on the taste. The mouth though was on the lackluster side.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/06/19... "O'Doyle Rules" Someone must have been watching Billy Madison recently

Pours a giant foamy bubbly frothy head with long retention, hits 3 fingers with rocky bubbly fall and whispy lacing, crystal clear straw/pilsner gold color

Nose light grainy-sweet cereal malt, a hint doughy, with grainy pilsner malt, no corn, touch of floral herbal hops in the background, not bad but a bit too light even for a Helles

Taste big cereal grain, grainy-sweet doughy malt, with loads of pilsner malt a bit of corn this time but very light, straw, then mild hops, light bitterness, but fair floral herbal slight leafy hops, crisp soft clean lager, touch of minerals late, likely sulfates, crisping the bitterness to a medium bitter bite, lingering floral herbal hop note getting a little spicy and a hint fruity

Mouth is lighter bod, soft crisp lager, medium carb

Overall not bad, nose was a bit light but taste was on, nothing spectacular as I don't get the malt depth, complexity, and life of a good German Helles, but still well done for an American version

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Raising Helles from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5 ratings