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Hanabi Lager Company

Hanabi Lager Company
Isaria Helles Style Lager #97 Autumn 2023

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2024 World Beer Championships - Best Munich Helles

Hanabi Lager Company
Isaria Helles Style Lager #97 Autumn 2023

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of honey toasted grains, peach puree, and roasted chestnut and cashews with a velvety, lively, spritzy, dry medium body and a silky, involved, medium-length finish with notes of multi-grain and seed toast, toffee and lemon zest, arugala and green apple salad, and petrichor. Warm honeyed grains with light fruit esters and an underlying earthy warmth of roasted nuts; a delicious and full-bodied Lager with sufficient crackle to make it worth a liter pour.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: honey toasted grains, peach puree, and roasted chestnut and cashews
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of multi-grain and seed toast, toffee and lemon zest, arugala and green apple salad, and petrichor
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own, with food and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Pad Thai Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Warm honeyed grains with light fruit esters and an underlying earthy warmth of roasted nuts; a delicious and full-bodied Lager with sufficient crackle to make it worth a liter pour.

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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.