Helles Creek
Kros Strain Brewing

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From:
Kros Strain Brewing
 
Nebraska, United States
Style:
Helles
Ranked #144
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,599
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 21, 2022
Added:
Jul 20, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Rated: 3.93 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L-somewhat cloudy golden color

S-Light honied malt...light spicy hops

T-A little bit of grainy malts...some honey sweetness...touch of spicy hops

F-Medium bodied....

O-No-one is going to mistake this for a german helles but it's ok as a beer overall...
Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can canned 4/21/21 poured into a tall lager glass.
L: Pours a light pale straw yellow, med-low carbonation, thin head, zero lacing. It has a very light yeast haze.
S: Malty, yeasty, caramel, raisins.
T: Crisp pale lemon then quickly white bread, yeast and malt. Caramelized malt. It has a lightly sweet finish and remains crisp throughout the 12oz. Malting really shines in this beer.
F: Crisp, brisk, light, light bodied, low hops and the overall taste profile does not spread out over the palate. It is a gentle beer.
O: A very drinkable and accessible German lager. It reminds me of beers from August Schell. Got a 6pk and have tried it poured and also straight from the can. It is a very lovely and stable beer. Quite tasty and light.
Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Savan from Minnesota

2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Aggressively poured into pilsner glass... very little head , smells like colt 45. Come to think of it, I can not tell the difference between this and the previously mentioned beverage. In appearance and in all ways, it tastes like a run of the mill Malt beverage. Recommend to anyone who likes Mickeys or Old English as well. if I had paid for the beer I would be disappointed.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice light gold with a pure white head. Smells lightly of sweeter malts with some slightly spicy and floral tones to it. The taste is very good. It's got a light yet full bodied malt flavor that perfectly balances the hoppy bitterness. At first you get the breast malt followed by an almost spicy and floral flavor then right at the end you get a perfect flash of bitterness. It's slightly more carbonated than most beers, but it adds to the style and makes it very refreshing to sip outside and goes pretty well with food.
Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours golden yellow with a small head that disappears quickly
The aroma is very grainy, I’m also getting some honey, and a bit of grassiness.
The flavor is all sweet bread, the hops on the finish are faint. Fairly grainy,
Mouthfeel is thicker than most helles lagers,
Overall, it’s ok. Nothing special, but it’s a solid helles.
Feb 26, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2019-11-21
12oz bottle served in a tulip. Dated Aug 06 2019.

Pours clear golden with a small head. Smell is yeast, maybe honey -- some kind of malt sweetness.

Taste is lager yeast, something vaguely fruity, moderate sweetness but still fairly crisp.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Overall, pretty nice lager.
Nov 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.04 by Jimbob-gbr from Nebraska

Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by Myboymi from Kansas

Jun 06, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date "051319", does not get much fresher than 17 days old.

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly cloudy, light golden color with one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is light lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: faint to the nose, sweet bread and grassy.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet bread then a very light hop kiss on the finish.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer, I enjoy this style of beer immensely, I would not seek this one out again as there are better beers in this style that I prefer, the malt bill was just right but it needs a little more hop presence for me.
May 31, 2019
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Rated by shoduck from Nebraska

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Solid lager. Good color. Weak on lager smell. Good first taste but falls off really quickly.
Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by claranichols from Nebraska

Jun 16, 2018
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Rated by millah from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A solid Helles, a style that is often underrated IMO.
Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Nov 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Oct 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Aug 23, 2017
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Reviewed by omahawk from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brilliant clear. Pour with light carbonation and very little head. Subtle grainy pils flavor, lots of malt depth. Slight German hop funk as it warms, but not unpleasant. This is a well made Helles. Have had this on tap at the brewery and in bottles from the local store. Solid, well made Beer.
Aug 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by RDW from Nebraska

Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 20, 2017
Helles Creek from Kros Strain Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 25 ratings