Helle
Brasserie Vrooden

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
German Helles
ABV:
5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 5.5%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Brasserie Vrooden
 
Quebec, Canada
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by TheDoctor:
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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Service: Bottle
Best before: Jun-3-2018


A:
Clear anemic straw color with WAY over-active tiny-bubbled white head. A pain to pour, head like meringue. (3.75)

S:
Rich, meaty, doughy and spicy malt-hop character blend. (3.75)

T:
Follows the nose, but a little more muted; doughy malt body with some light nutri-sweet character. (3.5)

M:
Creamy kind of heft to it, medium carbonation (shockingly), pretty clean finish. (3.75)

O:
An all right beer with a clean character and a malt-forward taste.
This one was way too much to pour, though, first of all. I love a good head, but was losing my temper just trying to fill a glass. The aroma is pretty nice, layered malt and some hop bite. The flavor isn't much to write home about. Some doughy character. Neither a particularly bad nor particularly good beer.
Still the best Helles you'll find in a bottle in Quebec though! (3.5)

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a medium size white foamy head with OK retention with some light lacing. Aroma of cereal notes with light residual sugar with light floral notes. Taste is a mix of cereal notes with some subtle residual sugar notes and light floral notes. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Solid rendition of the style.

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Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 473ml can, dated 2018-08-14. Tried to serve it in a pilsner glass but couldn't get any actual beer past the fountaining head, so I put it in an imperial pint pub glass instead where it behaved rather well.

Pours a glowing yellow-gold with fair carbonation and a soft and sudsy head of soapy foam. Looks like a 1960's magazine advertisement for Miller High Life. Retention is pretty much OK, leaving a lathery cap and collar with a thin curtain of lacing.

A faint nose of flowery-spicy toasted malt.

Tastes of thick, chewy, doughy toast, with a slightly smoky character. Floral rather than fruity, incense and old spice. Finishes with a tacky-sweet taste which needs another sip to wash away... but what will I do at the end of the glass?

Feel is doughy and substantial, chewy, medium-hefty body with just adequate carbonation.

This was a beer that I enjoyed well enough while I was drinking it but, sure enough, now that I'm done, I have this sort of nagchampa incense paste sealed onto my tongue with some kind of sticky Sweet'n Low shellac-like compound that may require lacquer thinner to get off.

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Helle from Brasserie Vrooden
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4 ratings