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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Fresh as Helles Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Samuel Adams
Fresh as Helles Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Dull old gold color. Citrusy, hoppy aromas and flavors of honeyed citrus, caramelized stone fruits, and vanilla buttercream on pineapple cake with a round, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long fruit tart and hint of grass finish. A fruit, zesty, hoppy American take on the style.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Hoppy, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: honeyed citrus, caramelized stone fruits, and vanilla buttercream on pineapple cake
Taste Flavor: fruit tart and hint of grass
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pad Thai Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit, zesty, hoppy American take on the style.
The Producer

The Boston Beer Co. Brewery

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000
Munich Helles
Beer Glass Pilsner Gold.jpg
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.
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