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Arcobräu Urfass Premium Hell | Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

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Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of dandy14
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the slightly out of date bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a modest head. Lots of bubbles stream up to maintain the head. Lacing as you enjoy the beer. Bready malt and hops scent. Clean fresh taste of light malt with mild bitterness. Easy to drink! Yum!

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Photo of samEBC
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irrevjim
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a pilsner tulip
look; clear pale golden, 1/2" white head, prosecco bubbles, head gradually fades over 5 minutes to a significant covering, some soapy lacing that doesn't stick
smell; noble hops, biscuit, honey, classic
taste; biscuity pilsner malt, honey, kiss of noble hops, classic but a bit mild even for this subtle style
feel; light, clean, smooth, mild/medium carbonation feels right
overall; a very clean example, a little light but not in a bad way

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle into straight glass.

L) Noticably pale golden, clear, big white head that drops quite quickly. Carbonation looks quite weak.

S) The typical bready lager malt and hallertau hop smells are there, but there is a watery edge to it too.

T) Pretty pleasant, if light Helles . I think subtle is a fairer description than watery.

F) Very easy drinking, no bitterness, pleasant aftertaste. Carbonation is mild, but again it fits in.

O) Decent Helles, I'm happy with this one, it is in the light side of the Helles spectrum but goes down easy.

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Photo of nickfl
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bright golden color with a thin thick head with medium retention and leaving a curtain of laces.
Aroma with notes of grassy hops, white bread and cream.
Flavor with notes of grassy hops, mild honey, malt sweetness and Lager yeast. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very pleasant Dortmunder with huge drinkability. Crisp with a perfect balance, as style demands. Though, it is not heavy on minerals, which is fortunate given it is a profile I usually don’t like much. This felt very fresh with no oxidation. Not that complex, a bit lower than style, but I liked it and fully satisfied me. I was expecting less.

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Photo of drmeto
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-pours a clear straw golden with a medium,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-medium to high carbonation
-light Body
Decent Export.Missing some complexity to better style examples

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Photo of der_meister
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of george_dina
1/5  rDev -71.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Intense golden color, very few bubbles. Nothing in the taste.

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Photo of neilwolfbeer
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.8/5  rDev -20%

Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really clear golden color with bright white head. Aroma has sweet honey, floral hops and biscuits. Taste starts with sweet biscuit flavor, grains and finishes with a light floral hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, feels quite smooth. It's actually a pretty interesting lager.

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Photo of jbmalta
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of parintele
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Half-litre bottle, nice to see another German lager arrive here as summer begins its long wane.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some broad swaths of progress chart history lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bready, grainy cereal malt, a tiny whiff of banana chips, a soft lemon polish fruitiness, and somewhat spicy grassy, earthy noble hops. The taste is more bready, cereal-heavy malt, with hints of sourdough, ethereal nods to an indistinct citrus essence, and more faintly spicy, nicely blended earthy, kind of weedy hops.

The bubbles are duly present, and rather capable of keeping their head down, the body medium-light in weight, and generally quite smooth, with a wee nip of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the cereal grain persisting, alongside the sturdy workaday hops.

A standard (in the good way) German lager - you are immersed in everything (all four of them) that goes into making it. Pleasantly malty, though maybe lacking a bit overall in the crisp, biscuity department. At any rate, flavourful, simple, and pretty easy to put back, not to mention that the standard price (sub 4 bucks) for a German-made lager or weissbier applies here as well.

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Photo of stcules
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Intense golden color, very few bubbles. White foam, a bit scarce, and quickly falling down.
Malt, so and so, in the smell. Quite banal. A bit of cardboard.
Nothing in the taste, too. Basic beer.
Hop, not too fresh, not inviting.
Malt and some hop in the aftertaste, banal.
Light body.
No need to search for.

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Photo of feelmefoam
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, clear straw-gold color with lots of lively carbonation running around in the glass, pushing its way up to a full inch of white, fizzy foam that surprisingly had a decent amount of retention. Leaves a good bit of lacing around the glass as well. Not a bad looking beer.

Banana, clove, and a light buttery toastiness come out of the aroma of the beer. A hint of grassy hops in there, too. Not too complex or fragrant, but still good.

The flavor is pretty sweet all the way through, but it's varying degrees of sweetness. Up front are candied bananas and sweet pale malts, then a bit of sweeter lemon shows up for just an instant before making way for a nice grassy clean finish. Clean and tasty, the mouthfeel complements the taste as well. Medium-light body with a buttery smoothness that finishes up well with a light bit of carbonation buzz to let you know it's there.

I didn't know what to think when I picked this up at the store, but I like it quite a bit. It's not the best representation of the style, but the flavors are unique and it's a perfect beer for grilling out or chilling out on a summery day. Now if those days would only get here. I'll have to see if I can grab some more Urfass this summer.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass yields a sparkling pale golden body capped with a thick finger of white foam fed by numerous streamers of active carbonation. The foam diminishes quickly to a ring that leaves thin wispy lacing on the glass.

The smell is nice and malty and a touch herbal with a solid dose of noble hops.

Taste is malty and dry with a biscuity note, seasoned liberally with spicy hops and a faint minerally note.

The drink is surprisingly substantial and on the full side of medium-bodied. Nicely carbonated with great drinkability.

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Arcobräu Urfass Premium Hell from Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 30 ratings