Wittmann Urhell
Brauerei C. Wittmann

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From:
Brauerei C. Wittmann
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #236
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,457
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 10.6%
Ratings:
102
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 03:15 AM
Added:
Nov 03, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  11
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: The Wittmann Urhell pours with a golden yellow color and has a fine-pored, stable head. The aroma is malty, but otherwise quite neutral. In the first sip, you can taste light malt notes, the finish is rather spicy. The carbonation is perfectly done and gives the beer an incomparable drinkability.
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500ml can served in a big snifter. EXP 2022-05. Day #10 of my Costco advent calendar.

Pours clear light yellow with a large head that dissipates quickly to a very small head with lots of holes in it. Smell is honeysuckle, grass, and a hint of yeasty funk.

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Poured from a 500 ml can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear straw yellow color with a slight white head.
S - Smells of crackery malts.
T - Tastes of bready malts with some spiciness on the finish
F - Medium body and carbonation
O - Pretty easy drinking helles.

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by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale caramel + pale bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of cereal grain + bready malts with a moderate amount of grainy + light fruit (green apple) sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of cereal grain + bready malts with a moderate amount of grainy + light fruit (green apple) sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Fairly clean finish.

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Wittmann Urhell from Brauerei C. Wittmann
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 102 ratings