Käuzle Helles Lager
Kauzen-Bräu

Käuzle Helles LagerKäuzle Helles Lager
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Style:
German Helles
Ranked #141
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #34,857
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 8.7%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
43
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Kauzen-Bräu
 
Germany
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Reviews by mwilbur:
Photo of mwilbur
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500 cL can into shaker pint glass. Exp 05/2021 stamped on the bottom of the can.
A: Pours a very clear light yellow hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch frothy white head with excellent retention. Eventually settles to a thin skim with decent lacing.
S: Mild banana and clove with dry cracker malt. Hints of honey and pepper.
T: Sweet light caramel malt with subtle banana, honey, and clove.
M: Very light body. Lightly sweet fruit and malt notes.
D: Extremely sessionable. Nice example of style.

Thanks to Brad and Dee for the Advent Calendar!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow + brassy colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready + grainy + pale malts with a light to moderate amount of grainy sweetness. Light aromas of spicy + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready + grainy + pale malts with a light to moderate amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of spicy + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly before fading away.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Drinks pretty easily with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable and fairly true to style, just not memorable.

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Photo of Manta200
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roadhouse
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am definitely going numb to the canned German mostly traditional brews from the Beer Advent Calendar. They have a "from the can" taste that is hard to shake, but there are some great traditional styled German beers in here. I need to go to Germany (I am German speaking first generation US).

This one pours a deep yellow - dirty. Just enough fizz. The aroma is of finishing hops. Not bad. The taste is authentic, with just a bit more of a malty character than usual. I wish some of these really were boozy (or over hopped).

Recommended. You could do worse for an example of the style. Good choice from the collection.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the Costco 2018 Advent Calendar, it pours a nice clear golden color with a nice head that diminishes soon, too soon, to nothing. Bready malt in the nose. Bready malt in the mouth. Pleasant, sessionable, but not exciting.

2019 Update: Seemed better this year!

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vyvyan
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRock7755
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_Pheiffer
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MBProell
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
2.69/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16oz can poured into 10oz tulip. Poured a lightly cloudy pale yellow color with 1/2 inch of white head that had moderate retention and good lacing. The aroma had light grain, some fruitiness, and a touch of skunk. Same on the tongue, with an added touch of blandness. The body was just on the full side of medium for the style, and had a semi-sweet finish. Drinkability was OK. Overall, a pretty bland and boring attempt on the style. Why they have an expiration date of 5/2021 on this beer is beyond me.

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Photo of procession7
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy but see-through golden color. Three finger sudsy white head collapses quickly leaving just a thin layer of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma is noticeable immediately as it carries some pungency to it. Initially its sweet with grainy notes, but as the beer warms its takes on more of a fresh bread aroma. Bit of DMS does come through the nose, but that is not out of line for the style.

The taste is grainy, with some light fresh baked white bread notes. These flavors are initially there and decent, but they disappear far too quickly off the palate giving the flavor profile a real weakness to it. Some sweetness present on the palate along with a light grassy hoppy finish. Again, some DMS is noted here. I did not notice any skunkiness or metallic notes at all.

Feel suffers here since the fleeting flavors on the palate convey a certain weakness or wateriness to the mind. The robust rich bready malts of the truly excellent helles lagers out there are missing here. Bright spritzy carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this was a solid helles lager. I'd drink it again without second thought, but it would benefit from a more robust and lasting flavor profile.

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Photo of Brianito
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gefinley
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Medium carbonation with about the same body
Aroma is grain,malty yeasty bread,sour dough ,wheat
Taste is slightly sweet and even slighter sour bitterness. Grain,yeasty malty bread.
Had this with food and it worked great. Wasn't such a big beer that it should be shipped alone but had more than enough character to be interesting

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Käuzle Helles Lager from Kauzen-Bräu
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 43 ratings