Faria’s Clara Helles Lager (Brewer's Share) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Faria’s Clara Helles Lager (Brewer's Share)Faria’s Clara Helles Lager (Brewer's Share)

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 7
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Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, an apparent part of a program at Full Sail where their individual brewers get a chance to produce something of their own accord.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some layered drooping cloud lace around the glass as it very lazily recedes.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale malt, a bit of buttered biscuit, a soft apple and pear skin fruitiness, a touch of hard water flintiness, and some perky leafy, grassy hops. The taste is more decent grainy and lightly bready pale malt, a steady white biscuity character, muddled pome fruit esters, a still sturdy stoniness, and more earthy, leafy, and zesty grassy hops.

The carbonation is nice and testy in its varied fizzy and frothy emanations, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, the hops kind of sniffing around a bit, to no real detriment. It finishes pushing dry, the lingering graininess and zippy, but not overly bitter hops assuring me as such.

A pretty tasty and bang-on rendition of this refreshing old-school style - crisp and yet well-behaved, the overall hop/malt relationship as amiable as could be. Definitely as easy drinker, after a week of scorching vacation temperatures, this I can say.

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Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


These 22's have been around Boise for a couple of weeks now.. Finally got around to picking some up over the weekend... Poured one tonight into my CC Teku... short-lived white head... no real lacing as expected.. The brew is perfect bright pale golden.. Clean pale malt with spot-on hoppy balance from the bitterness and the light residual grassy hoppy flavor.. Drinkability is off the charts.. I love a proper Helles and Full Sail really nailed this one.


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Photo of aknalley
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JohnBender
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of beaulabauve
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of archyquaffer
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint. A fairly aggressive pour produces a short-lived white head that dissipates into a ring of lace along the edge. The beer is an extra pale golden with very light carbonation.

Light Munich malt flavor and aroma with a very light hop character. A very pleasant fruitiness makes itself felt. DMS notes are absent or very subdued. Delicate complexity, very smooth, and extremely drinkable/sessionable.

This would be "the bomb" on a hot summer night. An exceptional lager beer and quite possibly "World Class".

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Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam. Pretty attractive!

Smell: nice malty aroma, but aside from just "malt" there's not a lot of character here.

Taste: lots of basic malt character. Hops are low enough to not be terribly detectable, though there is a very low bitterness. It's very clean, I will give it that, but there's not a lot of complexity here.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a good creaminess despite its lightness. not bad.

Overall: this is tasty enough and seems well-crafted, but there is not a lot of great complexity here. Perhaps that is the point -- just a clean, drinkable lager.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber
Enjoy By: 07/2015

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a nice quick/fizzy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, very nice caramel note. The taste is very nice and malty/caramel notes, very nice sweetness. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of OsoRojo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
2.61/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Too heavy to be a Helles, IMO. Tastes like a drier Session Lager.

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Photo of bigotecircus
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of allengarvin
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.0 - Crystal clear light gold with a small frothy head, lots of fine streaming bubbles.
S: 4.0 - Very nice aroma for a Helles, not grainy at all, just good clean malt.
T: 3.75 - Much like the nose, the dominant flavor is simple pils malt. Bitterness is moderate, higher than some examples of the style, but there's not much hop flavor, and emphasis is on the malt.
M: 3.5 - More body than many examples of the style. Maybe a little too heavy, as it's not as easy drinking as most.
O: 3.75 - Gets the style right flavor-wise. Unfortunately, Helles just isn't an exciting beer.

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Photo of Osskjc
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of drinkAK
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit on the sweet side, enough sweet grain to push it over near the pale lager boundary. Clear golden with abundant foamy (and fast receding ) head. Aroma is sweet grains, taste more of the same, finish also. A good hot weather beer

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Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SalomonCascade
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%

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Faria’s Clara Helles Lager (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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