Ghost Pony Helles Lager | Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery
New Jersey, United States
traprockrestaurant.net

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ElGuapo on 09-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,857
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
pDev:
14.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 8
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, Berkeley Heights, NJ

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and buttery malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, but seems to be more buttery. A slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Munich Helles Lager is very bright and buttery. It is an interesting twist on the style.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TheDeuce
2.64/5  rDev -21%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dissapointing,

Pale golden head, little too much fizz which took up nearly half the glass, one dimensional with a grainy taste reminiscent of macro lagers. Smooth enough and ok with the excellent scallops I had, but the beer was lacking to me, dissapointing.

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Photo of rfgetz
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The standard "please the masses" light offering found at every brew pub... light straw yellow, clean in appearance. Scent brings a touch of honey like sweetness to slightly stale grain, stale grassy hop presence as well. Taste follows suit. Light and bubbly. Fairly straightforward.

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The lightest of the regular offerings at the Trap Rock Restaurant and Brewery. And I mean lightest in almost all meanings of that word.

The color is the pale straw you'd find in an American Adjunct Lager, but that light gold is true to this style. The head is white, but it's not creamy as the style guide indicates, but formed of many micro-bubbles.

A sweetish smell from the malts offset by a light grassy hop presence. This is a preview what you're going to get when you take the first sip. These flavors tend to mute as the beer warms up and it can become tiresome to drink after a while despite being very light. It's not that it tires you out, you just kind of get bored with it and you really want to seek out something more entertaining for your palette. Not a bad representation of the style and refreshing when really cold. If you're doing the sample flight at the brew pub make sure you drink this first or it will taste like water compared to many of their other beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent lager. Slightly malty. Crisp.

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3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - clear yellow
S - very citrusy, faint hops
T - crisp, sweet, citrusy
M - one of the smoothest beers i've had in a long time
O - i don't typically like this style of beer, but definitely respect it for what it is. this particular brew was beyond my expectations

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3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is clear, pale straw in color with a delicate hop aroma and not much of a head. There body is relatively thin and it is slight grainy. It finishes crisp and clean with an appetizing bitterness. A great way to start the meal or warm up the palate. Not their best beer, but it is quite drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Ghost Pony Helles Lager from Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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