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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Zwickel Helles Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Zwickel Helles Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.1%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Attractive, savory aromas and flavors of fancy breakfast panini and citrus herb scone with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long finish with suggestions of toast, bread pudding, and citrus relish finish. A lively and refreshing helles with substance and style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: fancy breakfast panini and citrus herb scone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of toast, bread pudding, and citrus relish
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Philly Sandwich, Turkey Pot Pie, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and refreshing helles with substance and style.

The Producer

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

The Producer
4465 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
USA
1 314-222-0143

Their Portfolio

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92 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Kinsale Foreign Export Stout 7% (USA)
87 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cocoa CowTao Chocolate Milk Stout 4.2% (USA)
90 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Chouteau Joe Coffee Stout 5.2% (USA)
91 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company STLIPA 8% (USA)
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86 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Schnickelfritz Bavarian Style Wheat Ale 4.8% (USA)
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93 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Ku’damm Berliner Weisse Bock 6.2% (USA)
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89 Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Dorfbier 4.8% (USA)

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.