Where The Helles Summer?
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Where The Helles Summer?Where The Helles Summer?
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Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #65
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,591
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 9.74%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
206
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  12
Gots
  64
SCORE
85
Very Good
Where The Helles Summer?Where The Helles Summer?
Notes: Where the Helles Summer? is a classic German style lager. These beers originated in the 19th century as a response to Pilsener beers from Czech brewers. Helles is German for “bright.” In the brewing world we translate it as “light” – light in color and light in alcohol. Where the Helles Summer? is a clean & bready “beer drinker’s beer” balanced with austere noble hop varieties. It’s malt-forward and forward thinking to the warmer days just ahead.
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CNoj012 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear bright golden color with a one finger fluffy white head. Retention is good and there are some hanging chunks of lacing. Smell is bready malts, earthy hop spiciness, fresh cut grass and a touch of lemon. Subtle yet complex. Taste is the similar, but it is more pronounced. There is some yeast detectable. Feel is light, crisp and refreshing. Overall a great lager. Very smooth and easy drinking.

Mar 17, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking forward to warmer weather and active outdoors, Southern Tier's seemingly early seasonal brings a taste of spring to the late winter season. Its crisp, clean and refreshing taste is worthy of contemplation, but is also an easy drinker for the quaffing types.

Bright and light in straw the beer shows a champagne type of bubbly as its foamy head reveals floral, grain and bread aromas. Then the taste of freshly kilned grain offers a light bread and faint honeysuckle sweetness, all before the hops set in.

What starts sweet, grainy and floral develops quickly into a grassy, spicy and bitter balance to the fading malt sweetness, body and earth. What transpires afterwards is a pleasant lemongrass, pepper, and damp straw character to close the taste with a quiet confidence.

What starts light, arid and creamy will quickly finish with a bone-dry, crisp and clean taste and texture that highlights a firm hop balance with the vastly exit of any malt influence.

Feb 04, 2015
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FaradayUncaged from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 02, 2015
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Miket13 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 10, 2016
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BPMeyer27 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 01, 2015
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Beerma from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very light pleasant taste! I could drink this all summer if it ever gets here!

Feb 15, 2015
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I3eer from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 11, 2016
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a very straightforward, no fuss no muss representation of the style. Clean, clear pale malt profile, a little bit of pepper spice, crisp finish. It isn't going to blow your socks off with some crazy flavor combo, but it is a classic, simple beer done well.

Mar 22, 2016
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merock1402 from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great spring/summer beer! Refreshing.

Jan 26, 2015
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LeftHanded666 from New York

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 05, 2016
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DrMullet from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 13, 2015
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DaveHultz from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an excellent beer

Feb 21, 2016
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Ian_Lindemuth

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a perfectly balanced beer. Very refreshing and easy to enjoy.

Feb 19, 2015
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 23, 2016
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Aaron_Faso from New York

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Feb 19, 2015
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TheDogHouse from Florida

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 19, 2015
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hophead123 from New York

5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sessionable and goes down very easily.

Apr 08, 2015
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bigredraj from North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 08, 2015
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monk2021 from Texas

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 28, 2016
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Squire from Mississippi

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Jun 29, 2016
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PJCarnell from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 16, 2017
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osickeym from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 24, 2016
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ojingeo from New York

2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Jun 04, 2016
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Brandon632 from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 17, 2016
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fafafoooey from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 26, 2016
Where The Helles Summer? from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 206 ratings