Helles | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.85/5
Very Good
48 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gagnonsux on 02-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,152
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
pDev:
12.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _admiral
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I tried this because I found another helles style beer that I really liked and wanted to compare. I wasn't impressed.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Luckydog91
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frequent
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the coasts of south padre island, to the piney woods of east texas; from the plains of the panhandle to the mountains of el paso. This beer surpasses expectations as if it were your first experience eating nilgai. excellent brew from the boys in blanco. cheers

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Photo of Snapsguy
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz can nabbed at a beer store in Austin, TX.

Hop profile is grassy and spicy; I suspect Noble hops (Spalt, maybe?). Malt profile is clean and crisp. Light-bodied and approachable, with an easy drinking refreshing texture. Pilsner malt, Munich malt.

Somewhat soft. Clean and enjoyable, though limited in terms of complexity and depth of flavour. A surprisingly true to style and tasty beer from Real Ale. I'd happily share a pitcher of this with friends over pizza or relish it cold in a stangenglas.

B- (3.38) / WORTHY

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1ale_man
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. can dated bb 5/12/17 into a pils glass. Lite gold, semi cloudy, two finger head that dissapates to a ring and lite lacing.
Smells of soap, yeast, lemon grass, clover, grain.
Taste is spot on to smell, with more yeasty grain and malt.
Smooth, for a lack of a better word. No wateriness ( is that a word?) here.
Love this beer Buy it every year when it comes out. Real Ale does good beer!

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allengarvin
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Bright gold, modest very white head.
S: Strong scent of clean pils malt, not too grainy,
T: Sweet malt flavor, a little crackery, low bitterness and not much noticeable. Clean finish.
M: Medium body, smooth texture.
O: Solid helles. Not an exciting beer, but an easily drinkable one.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mjurney
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Straw, a little haze. Lots of carbonation. Frothy head.

Aroma:
Fresh cut grass, cracker, a bit of lemony.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Semi-sweet, white bread, a little biscuit. Lemon zest makes it refreshing. Hop bitterness is low-medium, mostly spicy. Finish is very crisp and dry. Light bodied, crisp, clean, refreshing, bubbly, highly drinkable.

Overall:
It's a good American made Helles.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Premo88
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

32 oz. on tap, half growler filled at Harvey Washbangers, College Station, TX; poured into pilsener

L: slightly misty pale yellow with a big ol' stack of white foam, 2 inches on hard pour, and the foam lingers for a bit; not much sticking or lacing, but a massive amount of activity in the glass keeps a soap-bubbly collar and almost full skin ... in fact, if you let it set for a minute the skin starts forming a Jimi Hendrix-esque island Voodoo Chile style ... the bubbles in this thing are churning!

S: big biscuit malt, lightly sweet, with hints of lemon, grass, grain and sour grain/yeast ... delicate and the malt leads

T: almost 1:1 with the nose with a bit more lemon, grass and grain than that sweet biscuit malt, though the light-malt flavor is there; again ... delicate ... the notes are subtle; the flavors really hold up if you feel like taking a big gulp, nothing medicinal, no alcohol burn, and those Hallertau hops dig in and give you a little earthy bite that's not there with a sip

F: light, full, crisp; lots of carbonation but still soft enough to keep from ripping your tongue out; might be perfect

O: love it, love it, love it ... Real Ale continues to impress and this brew is a perfect addition to their seasonal lineup; I think it came online last spring, and I missed it, but I'm glad I got on it this time around, and I'll be looking for 6-packs at a grocery store near me; it's full of flavor and quite interesting — sip it and it produces one set of notes, chug it and the notes change just a bit, and both songs are enjoyable

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was a very good Lager.

Look: semi-clear light golden with a thick white head.

Aroma: malty, grassy, lemon aroma.

Taste: Malty, white bread and biscuit, sweet, some lemon, and maybe pepper, pretty mild taste.

Feel: Light, thirst quenching, easy drinking and yet tasty.

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Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aggiedobbs07
4.87/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blueness
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Helles from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 48 ratings