Kai's Munich Helles | Bushwakker Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Bushwakker Brewing Company
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Noxious26 on 07-06-2006

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First let me state that Munich Helles is one of my favorite styles...I thrive on it...it must be noted this style's development was undertaken by brewers who were also pioneers in malting...understandably the style showcases subtle artisan malting and layered light malt mixures in the mash...this charcater of subtle malt-forward showcasing with effective but suble tastey( not bitter) hop balance, defines the style

650ml bomber fresh from the brewery thanks to Jason.

Pour gives a lightly clouded pale gold lager with a nice frothy 2 finger cap which lasts and laces well.

Moderate carbonation

Aromas of both robust biscuit and sweet caramel pale malts with light herbal tones from hallertau hopping and light acid tones from the lager yeast.

Sturdy pale Munich malt spine. Medium-light bodied. Soft carbonate mouth feel. Mellow refreshing character.

Starts with the malts exposed to give a full biscuity-bready taste that is then balanced off with enough Nobel hops to give a light cider-lemmony-herbal decernment without overpowering the subtle artisan malting . Finish is clean with a slightly more pronounced bready-cider tang and then a lingering bready and light bittering after taste....subtle, tastey malt blending, artisan use of hops, soft mouth feel and great drinkability...all the elements of an authentic Munich helles are there.

This is a GREAT helles! Probably the best domestic helles I have tasted and certainly marginally better than Hacker-Pschorr. If Commercial Canadian brewers and drinkers who have forgotten what a lager tastes like...this is it!

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Photo of Noxious26
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured in a pint glass. Generic Bushwakker bottle with just a KMH on the cap to indicate which beer is inside. Kai was a student from Germany who was working with Bushwakker to gain brewing experience. This is his interpretation of a much loved style from his home country.

Hazy, pale gold in colour. Off-white 1/4 inch head on the pour reduces to a solid cap. Nice lacing here and there.

Aroma consists of toasted malt and light grains with a touch of noble hops in the background.

The taste profile closely follows the aroma. Toasted malt with subdued noble hops at the start. Mild hop bitter finish with a light malt background. Aftertaste stays true with light malt and hops. Quite clean, refreshing and delicate.

Thin-medium mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Clean and easy drinking.

This seems like a good beer to give to a macro drinker as an introduction to the world of craft beer. There's nothing here to offend him/her and they might even find the lack of harsh adjuncts a refreshing change. There's little here to challenge or delight the palate, but it is simply good, clean and enjoyable. Less hop and more malt than a German Pilsener. A great summer beer.

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Kai's Munich Helles from Bushwakker Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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