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Helles Bier | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2006

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by foles:
Photo of foles
2.81/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at the Greenwich Union pub (basically the brewery tap). Looked good, although I dont like the pint glass shape they use at this pub.
Was a little dissapointed with this beer as it was far too malty, and did not give the smooth, easy drinking quality I would expect from a Helles.

Still, better than a macro lager at a normal pub.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: Light golden body, bright, clear and clean looking: a typical Helles/Pils/Lager in fact, even down to the thin white head that didn’t hang around for long.

Standard aroma of not much (from Helles/Pils/Lager): suggestions of floral hops and shortbread biscuits if I’m being kind.

Again nothing to push it above other Helles, light tasting blend of bland ingredients that give a mild hop/malt flavour which didn’t excite or interest me a great deal.

Carbonisation as you’d expect, giving it a pop/fizzy zing to it: maybe if it had been drank in a sunny beer garden in Munich instead of cold pub just outside London it might have faired better in the scoring, but I doubt it!

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank on tap an the Union Pub Greenwich.

This was a decent Helles although a tad too malty for me . The appearance was good and the mouthfeel was good. The smell was grainy malts with a little lemon citrus.Not a bad example of the style.Although I probably would not seek it out again,

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BeerDetective
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draft at the Market Porter, it is a very good English Lager, well rounded in taste and appearance. As the previous reveiewer said, it could use a little more hops, but all in all another well done Helles Lager from the folks at Meantime.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Crawford St Beehive in London, poured into a half pint.

A: Clear gold body with delicate bubbles rising to a thin, wispy layer of white foam. Filled almost to the brim, which means more (but uglier) beer for me. Ok.

S: Floral + fruity, with some grassy hops and bready malts blending cleanly with some lightly sulfurous lager yeast. Pretty standard.

T: The malt and yeast overpower the hops, which breadiness and lager east being the only real flavors. Kind of bland.

M: Creamy medium body with soft, understated carbonation. Lovely.

O: Not a bad lager, but not a good one either. There are too many better beers around London to seek this one out.

Cheers!

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Helles Bier from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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