Wayfinder Beer

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Lager - Helles
Ranked #24
Ranked #12,782
4.06 | pDev: 4.19%
Wayfinder Beer
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Notes: Crisp, light, refreshing, brilliantly effervescent with a floral noble-hop aroma.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 28 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden yellow body. Crisp and almost slightly dry, but still balanced with a nice pilsner malt sweetness. Light medium bodied, nice crisp carbonation. Crushable with lots of flavor and balance- I think I prefer this to CZAF as far as Wayfinder lagers go.

Aug 28, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear yellow with a sudsy pearl white head and lacing. Smells of fresh baked white bread, honey, and floral hops, very mild. Taste is not however, the bread is chewy and pure and bring along some general sweeter grains, the honey cool the sip, the flowers bring grass along too, making a fantastically tasting helles. I want the body to be fuller though, stays bright and lightweight, easy to drink though. The wife liked it

Jun 05, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale straw coloration with rising bubble streams and a three finger ivory head, the last third of which is maintained.

S: Animal cracker maltiness and grassy. Very nice.

T: Again sweeter. I keep thinking of graham crackers.

F: Great smooth and weighty mouthfeel.

O: A nice take on the style.

Jun 04, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear, pale straw yellow body; excellent carbonation slowly rising; thick and creamy pure white head. Soft aromas of cracker with a mildly herbal and grassy note. Clean and refreshing taste; very subdued malt character with a twinge of citrus all set off with a fine, balanced hop bitterness. Light body; crisp; medium dryness overall.

This helles makes for a delicious and refreshing beer. It is beautiful in every way...

May 19, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear, gently sparkling pale gold with a short white head dying to a thin film with mild ridges around the edge.

Hell is smoother, rounder and sweeter than the Heater Allen pils I had before it. It's got a touch of banana skin and Corn Pops within that sweetness, as lighter grass notes accent some white bread that has a light wheat character to it.

The crisp medium body finishes semi-dry, as an unexpected touch of honey graham comes out on a deep exhale. After having a few other cans, it's even got a riesling character to it.

May 11, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz canned 3-30-20. Opened 5-9-20.
1 finger white head, good retention down to 1/4" and solid. Golden straw color, brilliant clarity and active carbonation pushing up relentlessly. Thin lace pattern on the back wall.
Light doughy malt in the aroma, some cereal grain sweetness and a hint of floral hops. Subdued but pleasant nose.
Sweet malt and floral hops with a little bit of hop spice. Simple and well done.
Soft, pillowy mouthfeel with a low-medium carbonation. Light body with a quick, dry finish.
Well done and is a beer for session drinking and potentially with most any type of food.
Very Good.

May 09, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glasses and lots of specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of floral hops are present in the nose along with notes of bready malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of biscuity and bready malts along with notes of floral essences from the hops. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a bit smooth, and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer is the element that really shines as it is perfectly clean and a bit smooth.

Serving type: can

Apr 25, 2020
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of grainy and bready malt, grassy hops and a little lemon. Flavor is grainy malt with a touch of biscuit, dry grassy hops with some citrus notes, bread crust and mild lemon. Medium bodied with sharp, crisp carbonation. A very accurate domestic take on the helles style, dominated by noble hops and a authentic tasting grainy malt. There a hint of citrus hop that give it a bit of a Northwest touch. Crisp and refreshing, this has created quite a buzz locally and I can see why. My second ale beer from Wayfinder and both were very nice.

Feb 02, 2019
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear brasd body with a small white foamy head and limited lacing.

Aroma and flavor mirror each other with sweet biscuity malt and a grassy, floral, herbal hoppy finish.

Clean, balanced, well carbonated and wonderfully dry.

An extremely easy to drink lager beer and a great NW representation of this classic style.


Jan 07, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Wayfinder.

Clear straw yellow with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks solid. Nose is wonderfully clean and snappy with dough, light honey, cotton candy and lemon and mild mint hop note. Crisp and snappy on the palate, brilliantly clean and on point. Dough, firming lemon and earth hops, bright, crisp , bitter and effervescent on the finish. Excellent.

Nov 11, 2018
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Alphadog from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid Munich lager - clean, clear, pilsy, noble.

Ar: sweet malty grainy, noble hoppy.
Ap: crystal bright pale gold, clear creamy white head, some lacing.
F: well balanced for style - malt dominant, balanced by restrained noble hops.
M: medium body and carbo, slight linger of malt and noble hops flavor. Nice.
O: well crafted example of Helles style - I'll have another, pls.

Jun 25, 2017
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