Velas Helles | Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Tennessee, United States
coppercellar.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
17.96%
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
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0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of WoodBrew
2.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

My parents brought back a sampler 6pck from there trip down south. This beer poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of bread and bitter hop. The taste well balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with poor carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a pretty decent Helles; I'm not sure why it's rated so low. Had this when I was in the area, so it was my first exposure to this brewery. Maybe they tweaked the recipe recently to improve it? It was mellow with just a bit of spice to it, which is pretty typical of the style, so I thought it was a good representation.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lwcreasy
2.76/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Decent looking- gold and bright. Not much on the nose; some malt. Lacks malt flavor, a little too hop-balanced for a Munich Helles. Vegetal and slightly astringent in the aftertaste. Somewhat refreshing and drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.56/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap Knoxville location. Pours clear, bright yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is honey and grass. Makes for a light bodied, high carbonation, sweet lager. Refreshing and malty, I could do several on a hot day.

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3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Punisher
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbw23
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Ry311
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of pasjc2001
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of vikinghorn
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Hyphnx
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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Velas Helles from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
3.23 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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