Sir Walter Raleigh | Apex Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Apex Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerinator on 06-17-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by beerinator:
Photo of beerinator
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden clear. Leaning towards amber. Nice fluffy whitish head.

Aroma: Sweet caramel. Slight hints of metal. This beer has some nice 'sweet roll' aroma, bready and sweet. The hop aroma is barely there.

Taste: Smooth. Toasted caramel on the front of the taste, leading to a nice dry finish. Small amount of hop bitterness lingers through the mouthfeel. The body is a bit hefty compared to many lagers.

Notes: A very pleasant lager. Nice body, session style.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light yellowish-orange in color with a decent head.

Smell – The malts here are very faint with a delicate, light hop compliment.

Taste – The malts form the base of this bottom-fermented lager. They are a bit harsh but a step up from overly-grainy efforts. The soft, light caramel at the end smoothes things out though nicely. There’s a smallish hop compliment to this Helles Lager that keeps things in order.

Mouthfeel – I enjoyed the mouthfeel of this one. It is light, very delicate without being wimpy, and let’s off some good, tickling carbonation.

Drinkability – We had our first official heat wave of the year in Seattle with temperatures in the 90s, so this was a welcome drink.

Comments – Thanks to Loki for including this in my BIF 8.0 package. This is the first good American-made Helles Lager style that I’ve had to date. It was a quality, thoughtful effort by Apex Brewing. Good job!

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Photo of ncbrewerbun
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown long-neck bottle with no dates.

Pours a clear yellow gold with a decent but not longlasting white head. Inviting appearance.

Aroma is sweet -- malt dominant with some graininess.

Flavor is nicely sweet with good balance.

An easy drinking beer made to appeal to many beer drinkers.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a crystal clear pale golden with a low white and persistent head.

The aroma was slightly filled with DMS and a grainy aroma.

The flavor had the same DMS and grainy characteristics. The bitterness was present just enought to add a well accomplished balance to the beer.

The finish was dry with a slight DMS into the aftertaste. The body was medium

Very easy to drink with a nice flavor characteristic. Would make a good session beer.

12 ounce bottle.

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Sir Walter Raleigh from Apex Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 4 ratings