Lost Worlds Brewing Adventure Series Stinnes Helles Lager

This beer, Stinnes Helles Lager 5.1% ABV, from Lost Worlds Brewing in. Cornelius, North Carolina, is a 2020 North Carolina Brewers Cup gold medal winner. This Helles Lager beer is named after Clara Stinnes, a German race car driver. In May 1929 she jumped behind the wheel of her Adler Standard 6 automobile with her companion, she drove across Europe, over Asia, through the Pacific, across South America, and across the United States, where is briefly met, President Hoover. In June 1929, she arrived in Berlin after a 29,000-mile trek. She was the first person to circumnavigate the world by car. This beer pours a golden color with a barley two-finger thing white head. The aroma is breaded, citrusy, light pice, biscuity, and light malt The flavor is similar to its aroma. There is bread, biscuit, and some light sweet notes. The mouthfeel is light. Then it finishes with a light spice and ready notes that carry over to the aftertaste with a bit of bitterness. This is a good Helles beer. It’s an A. It has a great refreshing flavor. I would have this again and again, and so should you. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Grimm Artisanal Ales Invisible Touch Helles Lager

This Helles Lager Invisible Touch, 4.9% ABV from Grimm Artisanal Ales in Brooklyn, New York. This Helles Lager pours a golden color with a one-and-a-half-finger white head. It steadily fades into itself. The aroma of this beer is biscuity, malty, crisp, and has little spice. The flavor is crisp, breaded, biscuity, malted, piney, and spiced. The spice is a peppery spice but comes to life on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel of this beer is light. This hells then finish with a nice breaded, biscuity flavor. The aftertaste is semi-sweet, biscuit, with a pine note at the very end. This Grimm Artisanal Ales Invisible Touch Helles Lager is quite good, and It’s an A+. I have not had a Helles Lager in quite a while, and this was great to return to the style. I highly recommend it. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles Bock

New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles Bock, 7.3 ABV is from Wilmington, North Carolina. This beer, made with Crystal hops, Pils, Munich, and Vienna malts. It also contains honey and orange blossoms. It pouts a deep yellow/amber color with a two-finger steady white head. It has a sweet caramel aroma with honey and orange. There is a faint beaded note on the nose. The taste is very caramel and sweet, probably from honey and orange blossoms. The mouthfeel is fuller but not that full. This beer has a caramel orange finish. Then it fades into a sweet lager with a linger of some sweet caramel. This overall is a good beer. I give New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles Bock an A. It’s a good beer. It’s an interesting take on a Helles Bock beer. It has just the right amount of sweetness coinciding with the caramel and the honey/orange blossoms, and that’s what’s giving the beer its good sweet flavor. I think that you should go and try New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles BockPlease be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Birdsong Brewing Co. Good As Helles

Birdsong Brewing Co. Good As Helles Lager, 5.4% ABV is a local Charlotte, North Carolina brewed tropical Helles Lager. It is brewed with Strata Hops. This is a battering hop that brings tropical fruity flavors to a beer. This Helles Lager pours a golden color that is clean and has a one and half finger white head. The head has good retention and is slow to dissipate. The aroma is fruity with pineapple, mango, and some passionfruit. There is bitterness on the nose as well. The flavor is tropical with pineapple and mango with low bitter notes. The mouthfeel is light and this Helles finishes with a bit of bittersweet tropical crisp notes. The aftertaste is crisp with some fruitiness. Birdsong Brewing Co. Good As Helles Lager is an interesting Helles Lager that does deliver a tropical flavor to your taste buds. I give it a B+. It’s not an explosion of tropical fruit flavors, but they are a bit subtle. It goes down easy with a crisp flavor. I do recommend trying Birdsong Brewing Co. Good As Helles Lager. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Big Boss Brewing Company Big Boss Lager Beer

I have not had a Big Boss Brewing Company in a while until I purchased Big Boss Lager Beer, 5% ABV from Total Wine recently. This is a Munich style Helles Lager which is a pale lager beer produced mainly in southern Germany. Helles means “bright”, “light”, or “pale”. Big Boss Lager Beer pours a golden color with a thick four finger white head. The aroma smells like a traditional Helles with malty biscuity bread notes wafting into your nose. Taste follows the aroma with biscuit malt flavors with a light yet faint sweetness that is refreshing with a little crispness that finish smooth with a little biscuit malt flavor and a nice smooth aftertaste that is faintly sweet with a lighter mouthfeel. Big Boss Brewing Company Big Boss lager Beer really is a Munich Style Helles Lager and is well deserving of an A+, I highly recommend this beer and I will be going back for more of Big Boss Lager Beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager

Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager, 4.5% ABV is a Pale Lager produced in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in which I purchased from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop, which is my favorite place to buy great beers. Crunch Time pours a light yellow color with a three and a quarter finger white fluffy head that fades steadily leaves behind quickly dissolving lacing. Aroma on Crunch Time is faintly sweet, clean and biscuity with a very faint hop note that draws you to a clean crisp taste that is biscuity with very faint/light hop notes on the back of the mouth with a nice crisp finish that has light hop twinge that quickly fades into the lightly breaded aftertaste all with a light mouthfeel. Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager is good for a hot day and very crushable, which just means you can drink this down easy and go for many more and has a good refreshing quality about it but not one of the flavors really stand out on their own they all come together for a well-balanced beer that is an A+. It is lighter than a standard lager and isn’t heavy feeling after finishing a pint. I enjoyed Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager and so should you! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager

This review was originally posted on August 29th, 2016.The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, one of the oldest in Charlotte, has brought back a beer that they once brewed in their earlier days. This Mecklenburger Helles Lager, 4.9% ABV, is brewing brewed again. The word Helles mean bright, light, or pale in German. Mecklenburger pour a bright pale yellow golden color with a one and a half snow white head that fizzy away rather quick in to small lacing. The aroma is crisp and clean with the faintest hop note and a slightly malted note. Mecklenburger has a refreshingly crisp taste that will take the heat out of a summer day with light malt notes and very faint light hop flavor. This beer is very easy drinking. The mouth feel is light and crisp, with a smooth finish that leads up to an aftertaste that is semi-sweet and cracker like. The flavors on this Helles Lager is not so bold, but they are good. I say this is an A. Mecklenburger is one that you can sit for a few hours and have many. Watch you favorite sport with a few mecklenburgers or call your friends have a party with a case of Mecklenburger. It’s even good after yard work. I highly recommend drinking The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager

A little over two years ago I first reviewed The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager, 4.9% ABV and I thought that it was worth another review, and I will post the first review for this Throwback Thursday post. Mecklenburger Helles Lager is the first beer that OMB brewed and for a while now they have brought the beer back and continue to brew it. Mecklenburger Helles Lager pours a golden color with a bright white snowy two finger quickly fading head that leaves thin lacing behind with aromas of crisp breaded malts with touches of slight sweet notes that take you down to a crisp refreshing flavor of breaded notes with subtle sweetness with a very faint metallic notes that quickly dashes away with a slight dryness and finishes clean crisp with a hint of light sweetness and a crisp cracker-like aftertaste with a light mouthfeel. This is as good as I remember it and would be a good beer to have more that one or two. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager is a great beer for your next party. It is an A+ beer not too bold on flavor nor does it not have enough, it just the right balance and well brewed. I highly recommend trying The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager

A little over two years ago I first reviewed The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager, 4.9% ABV and I thought that it was worth another review, and I will post the first review for this Throwback Thursday post. Mecklenburger Helles Lager is the first beer that OMB brewed and for a while now they have brought the beer back and continue to brew it. Mecklenburger Helles Lager pours a golden color with a bright white snowy two finger quickly fading head that leaves thin lacing behind with aromas of crisp breaded malts with touches of slight sweet notes that take you down to a crisp refreshing flavor of breaded notes with subtle sweetness with a very faint metallic notes that quickly dashes away with a slight dryness and finishes clean crisp with a hint of light sweetness and a crips cracker like aftertaste with a light mouthfeel. This is as good as I remember it and would be a good beer to have more that one or two. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager is a great beer for your next party. It is an A+ beer not too bold on flavor nor does it not have enough, it just the right balance and well brewed. I highly recommend trying The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecklenburger Helles Lager! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!