Innstadt Neues Helles | Innstadt Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innstadt Brauerei
Germany
innstadt-brauerei.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Globetrotter on 05-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
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4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Innstadt Neues Helles
On tap at Bridgewater's Pub, Philadelphia (18 oz. / $6)

I can only assume that the glasses here at Bridgewater's Pub are not "beer clean" as the bright white head atop my beer steadily drops, and then leaves only average lacing behind. It's a quality German beer, so I've got to give it the benefit of the doubt. And it's got a proper carbonation.. Tiny bubbles can be seen streaming steadily upwards through the crystal-clear golden body.

The aroma is grassy and softly bready, like a combination of fine Pilsner and Munich malts. The Pils malt, of course, dominates. There are hops present but they're not particularly recognizable, they're just what you'd call "noble hops". And, there's some fruitiness to it (apple, white grape).

In the mouth it offers a medium body with a standard carbonation.

The flavor is as the aroma suggests. It has a very nice malt and fruit balance with a solid hop underlay and firm bitterness. It's impeccable in its balance, and it's nicely rounded in character. The malt has a richness to it, and yet it's not overdone. There's only as much malt as there should be. The same could be said for the hops. Obviously, high quality ingredients make a difference.

Overall it's quite impressive. Stylistically it's hard to fault unless you want to knock it for the fruitiness, which I don't believe is coming from the yeast. The malt dominates as it should, supported by the underlying hops, and with just the right amount of bitterness - a perfect Munich helles! Worth trying.

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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left very little lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and sweet with some floral notes.

T - Good caramel flavor with a fruity sweetness. A touch of spiciness.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager with a clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty Munich Helles Lager.

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4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells very good, probably the best beer-smell I can remember since long time ago.

A little salty for the overall taste... an I think is better to serve not too cold.

I really recommend this beer as number one choice for a moderate budget avg $4 per bottle.

1 to 10, I say 8!

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice golden color with a light cloudiness and a good effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy, fizzy ivory foam. Nice.

Smell: sweet, malty aroma with a somewhat dank, fruity character. I like it.

Taste: malty with more of that dankish fruitiness. This is definitely a full-flavored beer. I find that it is growing on me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess.

Overall: a very interestingly-flavored beer, this guy is clearly crafted to a specific taste. And I happen to have that taste, apparently.

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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the GHS crew for bringing this one down to share after the Bruery event.

A: The pour is a clear golden color with a nice big white head.

S: Starts off with a bit of corn, followed by floral and grassy hops. There are some nice pale, cracker-like malt aromas as well. Pretty simple and straight forward.

T: The hops are pretty evident on the flavor and are quite grassy and floral. The corn is again there, but a pretty solid showing of the pale/cracker malts, too.

M: The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: A simple and straightforward Helles. Easy to drink, for certain, but not super flavorful, unfortunately.

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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA.

Served in a 1/2 liter mug, this beer is golden and clear, topped with two fingers of thick head that retains nicely. The aroma brings to mind fresh bread, honey and pale malt. There's a hint of buttery diacetyl in there as well, but it's not overwhelming. The taste is similarly malt-forward, a touch sweet for the style but not unpleasantly so. Very soft on the palate with pronounced grainy sweetness and a hint of stonefruit and honey. The mouthfeel is a bit slick and buttery, and the finish is lacking the crisp dryness I look for in the style. Not a bad beer, but fairly underwhelming.

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3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw yellow body with a big white head. Mellow, grainy aroma with hints of honey. Light malt, honey, hints of lemon and a mild floral hops. Watery, smooth feel with a short finish. Not much here, no real flavor. I can appreciate a good, lighter lager, but this is just way too soft. On the bright side, I bet you could serve this to a lifelong Bud drinker and have a decent chance of turning him onto craft beer...until you tell him the price.

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3.97 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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