Ottakringer Helles | Ottakringer Brauerei AG

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Brewed by:
Ottakringer Brauerei AG
Austria
ottakringer.at

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 06-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
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3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Interesting. The lower ABV version exported to East Asia is better. It's more mellow. This has too much of that Euro lager harshness.

A: Soft white head with a yellow straw-coloured body which is perfectly clear.

S: Creamy vanilla, grainy but not metallic, has a snappy sherbet quality.

T: Has a slightly harsh grain flavour coupled with a delicate tartness and a soft fruit salad aftertaste. It's ever so slightly sweet and a bit too bitter. The grain profile reminds me a lot of wheatgerm.

M: A soft effervescence coupled with a creaminess that really frames the mellow flavours.

O: Again, not half as enjoyable as its cheaper exported counterpart.

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Photo of warnerry
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of virinow
2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of rastaman
1.58/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A really bad helles. This is as bad as they come. Real flat, bland, and even a bit sticky and rough. Really boring. I can't say too much about this one. I was expecting something just that bit better. It is very rare to find new beers to try in Sydney, and its really dissapointing when you try new beers that taste like this. Dissapointing.

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Photo of jonmikel
2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of gshoes3
4.5/5  rDev +49%

Photo of sfprint
3.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Solid pee yellow. Not much of a head.

S: Slightly sweet and malty.

T: A bit soapy, fruity, sweet, malty.

M: Lightish for a lager. Smooth. Not so much carbonation. Quite ok.

D: Quite drinkable, light and you can drink a lot of it. Overall decent.

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Photo of jackndan
2.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ottakringer Helles: Imported in a friend’s carry on bag right from Austria, in a half liter can. Pours a pale yellow, with a bright white head, kind of soap foamy. Bit of skunk in the aroma, not too much else. The taste is what you’d expect from a macro-euro lager: slight skunk taste, weak grainy adjunct taste. Extremely light bodied, and very easy to drink. Not a lot of taste, very clean aftertaste. Do not bother going to Viena to pick one up.

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Photo of GregaR
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Photo of lelepat
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of PaF
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerSingh
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of LittleNeko
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Globetrotter
3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found at Moscow's best beer kiosk, this 33cl green bottle has a yellow and green label featuring a tree in the seal above the name. Don't see any reason to call this a bock, but whatever. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 2/10/06, I opened it on 9/10/05.

Pours clear gold under a 1.5 finger white head that seems thin at first, but adds some contour as it fades fairly slowly, leaving just a touch of lace. A slightly skunky hops nose is framed by a bit of sweet malt. The mouth is standard light and prickly. A touch of sweet bready grain opens, chased quickly by strong metallic hoppy bitterness. There are shades of espresso, but it is not really dry. There's not much aftertaste - just a quick hint of spice and a bit of bitter at the back of the throat. It's OK, but hardly remarkable.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of safaricook
3.38/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured at 10.000m on board an Austrian flight to Vienna. Poured from a can into a plastic cup. Nice fluffy white foam that stays and leaves lacing. Crystal clear golden colour
Aroma is very faint of Pilsner malt and just a hint of continental hops.
Taste of smooth Pilsner malt. Moderate sweetness. Nice. But towards the end rather soapy. Bitterness just for balance as appropriate for the style of a Helles.
Body is quite substantial for the type. Smooth and refreshing.
I am surprised that I like this. I drank it quite a lot during my university years in Vienna, but haven't liked it much since. However, there is this soapiness that prevents me from giving a higher score.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Ottakringer Helles from Ottakringer Brauerei AG
3.02 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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