Helles Lager | Fordham Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
fordhambrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clean & refreshing, this Bavarian style lager uses four different German grains & three hop varieties to create an intricate flavor profile & a beautiful deep golden color. Helles is brewed in the style of Munich’s everyday drinking beer. Prost!

Added by drizzam on 09-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear, bright orange with a finger of bright white head. Weak, grainy aroma.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Big grain up front with light hops, caramel, corn, and dry biscuit mingling with grass on the finish.

Full-flavored but a little sweet...the "sticky" malt makes things a bit less refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Helles Lager
Fordham Brewing Company
Style: Munich Helles Lager
ABV: 5.40 %

Pours a clear straw yellow with a soapy head and some lacework. Aroma of bready, biscuity malt and a light floral hoppyness. In the flavor, crackery, bready malt notes, some biscuit flavors from lager yeast and a mild herbal bitterness. Well balanced easy drinking session lager. Clean flavor with nothing offensive or out of place.

Overall, this was a well made lager from Fordham. Drinks very nice and would compliment a wide array of dishes, from simple bar fare to elegant entrees.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First the aroma, it has that traditional lageresque grain quality that I just don't really care for. I am sure there are other aromas coming off this, but I just can't get past the grain smell. It doesn't smell BAD, it just smells ordinary.

The beer looks great when pouring. Lots of active carbonation with a crisp white frothy head. The color is that of dark hay and is perfectly clear.. it's really vibrant. Unfortunately that head dissipates very quickly and it just looks like a glass of apple juice after a minute.

Flavor is a bit better than the aroma. There is a grain note, defiantly, but I also get a nice herbal pepperiness that I really like upfront. Midpalate is a sort of herbal bouquet but it finishes with that dreaded toasted grain flavor.

Mouthfeel is quite nice, moderate to high carbonation and a light body with somewhat low ABV. Its not quite session able, but it's darn close and you won't be knocked out flat by drinking two or three of these in a sitting.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1231st Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Thanks to TroyG2352 for this one.

App- A very clear yellow, lots of bubble activity with a puffy 1-1/2 finger white head that had good density. Fast receding and a little bit of cling.

Smell- A very traditional lager note. A bit grainy with a mellow wheat and grain sweetness. Had a touch of bitter behind it.

Taste- Really its okay. I just dont appreciate lagers for what they are. The grainy sugary sweet taste just doesnt do it for me. This was okay as I said. Some depth of flavor but just a pretty light lager with light taste.

Mouth- A medium body with a medium soft carbonation. A bit bubbly and residual bubbles. A little grainy on the finish.

Drink- It's a nice light beer. I am not the biggest fan of light crisp lagers but would be nice on a hot day.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Last one to try from the Fordham Brewery mixed 12 pack. Pours a light golden color, light to medium carbonation, smallish head. Not much going on aroma wise, faint hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, nice hop taste upfront, well balanced. Very crisp and clean but light on flavor. Kind of a run of the mill bock that most breweries throw out there, nothing too special about this to separate it from the countless other ones. A nice session beer, but the lack of overall flavor can't keep this above the rest. Good, but average beer.

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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear yellow/orange color with a small foamy head that left small strips of lacing down the inside of the glass.

S - Not much aroma here, slight aple malty.

T - Mostly light bready malt flavors with just a bit of a hop backbground.

M - Crisp mouthfeel with relatively low carbonation.

O - Nice session beer, a step up from macros, good craft intro

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Helles Lager from Fordham Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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