Helles
Workhorse Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #138
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #30,379
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 7.41%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
From:
Workhorse Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  1
SCORE
84
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed light gold with good effervescence and a half finger of near-white head. Thick rings of lacing.

Sweet aroma with a little cornbread malt and cut grass hops.

The sweetness from the nose is balanced by a little mineral water and a moderate bitterness in the taste that’s grassy and lightly spicy. There’s a relative crispness to it, softened by just a little breadiness and a touch of mint.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation.

Very good. A drinkable, well-balanced Helles.

Mar 13, 2020
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 13, 2019
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Saylor from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 04, 2020
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HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured a clear, golden amber color with a significant white head that dissipated moderately. The aroma is very pleasant; fresh, malty, sweet and fruity. The most notable flavor is that of yeasty bread. There is a touch of sweetness which is rounded out with a slight level of bitterness.

Jul 03, 2020
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Malty sweet beery nose to this brew. Reminds me of a ballpark beer. Decent flavor with a spicy up front character then a bready finish. Decent carbonation and a medium feel to this brew. It’s ok but hey it’s a helles so what can you expect.

Oct 06, 2019
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 26, 2019
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Spade from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 01, 2019
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informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 08, 2021
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 03, 2020
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BioPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing and not overpowering in any way. Friendly.

May 15, 2020
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BigMike from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 04, 2020
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The clear bright golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1” ivory head that recedes slowly but visibly to a cap of foam while leaving a solid sheet of foam and a spider web of lacing on the sides of the glass.  Eventually there is a small ring around the glass and a thin irregular shaped island of foam on the surface.   Sipping creates scattered patches and legs of lacing, most of which cling to the sides of the glass.

The light aromas are filled with bready malt and some light floral hops with some spicy herbal character.

As expected from the nose the flavors are mostly about the rich bready malt with some floral, slightly spicy, herbal hops in the background.  The malt sweetness is light and well balanced with the light bitterness.  The flavors are clean, crisp, subtle and inviting.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied, slightly prickly, clean and crisp with the ongoing finely bubbled carbonation.  The medium length finish begins as the sweetness and malt flavors begin to fade and aloofly the merely receding herbal bitterness to close out a dry ending in the back of the palate.

Overall this is a drinkable, enjoyable beer that is lightly flavored, well balanced and tasty.  It’s clean, crips, subtle and inviting.  While it may be that the flavors are more gentle than many prefer, I do recommend giving this one a try.

Sep 29, 2019
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 13, 2019
Helles from Workhorse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 13 ratings