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Tsingtao Brewing Co.

Tsingtao Brewing Co.
Augerta Helles Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 4.7%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Tsingtao Brewing Co.
Augerta Helles Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 4.7%
Yellow color. Aroma of fresh challah with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light body and an amusing, medium-long hints of fennel and ginger, wheat cracker, and thyme finish. A superb Helles with creamy carbonation, instantly appealing flavors, and a lengthy, buoyant finish; drink this.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: fresh challah
Taste Flavor: hints of fennel and ginger, wheat cracker, and thyme
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pad Thai Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb Helles with creamy carbonation, instantly appealing flavors, and a lengthy, buoyant finish; drink this.

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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.