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Twisted Helles | Frankenmuth Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery
Michigan, United States
frankenmuthbrewery.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by adams82 on 06-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,809
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
66
pDev:
16.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
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1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Waitress messed up my flight, I don't think this is the beer she said it was

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

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2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I picked up a can of Frankenmuth Brewery's Twisted Helles a couple days ago for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. It says that it was brewed at Point Brewing Company, so apparently this is contracted brewed. I'm not a big fan of this brewery but it's been pretty hot lately so a Helles Lager sounds pretty good, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date, but it showed up recently so it can't be too old. Poured from a 12oz can into an Imperial pint glass.

A- The can actually looks really good, I like the design it's nice and clean looking and it does a good job at sticking out. It poured a hazy pale/straw yellow color that took took on a golden/orange color with two and half fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some decent lacing behind. This is nice looking beer, it's a little hazy for the style but other than that it looks nice.

S- The aroma starts of with a medium amount of sweetness followed by some sweet, grainy, bready, and biscuit like malts aroma that are a little on the light side. Up next comes a doughy yeast aroma with no detectable hop aromas. The aroma wasn't that good, it was very bland with pretty much no complexity.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a good amount of malts, with the grainy and bready flavors sticking out the most. Up next comes some noticeable doughy yeast with just a slight bit of hops coming through on finish imparting a earthy hop flavor and a medium amount of light bitterness with a very bready aftertaste. This was a pretty average tasting Helles Lager, it's a little on the bland side for the style and it doesn't compare to an authentic German Helles Lager.

M- Pretty smooth, clean, crisp, on the thicker side of being lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and pretty true to style, I thought it worked well with this beer.

Overall I wasn't a big fan of this beer and I thought it was a very average example of the style, it wasn't as crisp, refreshing, and slightly complex like some of my favorites of this style. This beer had ok drinkability, it was pretty smooth and light, but the flavors didn't do a good job at holding my attention and one is enough for me, If i was in the mood for a beer that was somewhat similar to this I would grab a Genny Cream, it's cheaper and has just about as much flavor. What I liked the most about this beer was the mouthfeel and appearance they were both good with the mouthfeel being my favorite and I thought that aspect was the truest to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the aroma, it was very bland, a little aromatic hops would help it out a little. I wouldn't buy this beer again, I would rather have an authentic German version of this style, but If I wanted to keep it local I would go with Tri-City's Hell's Half Mile, it's just a better example of the style in every aspect. All in all this beer just wasn't for me, i know this style is all about being nice in hot weather and easy drinking, but it was a little bland for the style and that kept me from coming back for more. This was another barely average beer from Frankenmuth Brewery, you guys better step your game up or these newer brewery's are quickly going to overshadow you.

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3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: Opaque gold. A white one finger head that dissipates to a foam ring. Light lacing.

S: Lemons' wheat, corn. Citrus and grains.

T: Lemony,' wheaty, sweet, with a malt backbone. Light and summery.

M: Light to medium with light carbonation.

O: A decent middle of the road lager. Nothing special. Good after a bout with yard work.

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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Twisted Helles from Frankenmuth Brewery
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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