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ABK

ABK
Hell Das Blaue

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

ABK
Hell Das Blaue

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon marmalade on raisin toast, thyme honey on an onion roll, lemon Italian ice, and candied apple peel with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long wafers with lemon cream, nut brittle, bibb lettuce, and clay finish. A fruity and expressive, lemony helles that begs for another sip.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon marmalade on raisin toast, thyme honey on an onion roll, lemon Italian ice, and candied apple peel
Taste Flavor: wafers with lemon cream, nut brittle, bibb lettuce, and clay
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pad Thai Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and expressive, lemony helles that begs for another sip.

The Producer or Importer

Rok Imports

The Producer or  Importer
8500 Steller Dr Unit 3
Culver City, CA 90232
USA
1 323-394-3999

Their Portfolio

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Munich Helles

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Munich helles lagers are pale to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers traditionally malt-accented with subtle hop character. They are generally weightier than standard pale lagers though less substantial than dortmunder export styles. The finest examples still come from the brewing center of Munich and are relatively easy to find in major US markets. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 03, Hofbräu Original Lager and Paulaner Original Munich Premium Lager.