Easygoing summertime helles bock combines zesty lemon, juicy orange, tart pineapple, salted guava and spiced peach tropicalia over dry pale malt breading, retaining proper Euro hop astringency (and peppery herbal wisp).
Indifferent Helles lager lets dry sourdough-breaded pale malting top laidback orange-peeled grapefruit and tangerine desiccation. In the recess, astringent leafy hop residue contrasts withering honeyed cherry-berry sweetness. Needs firmer stylistic distinction and conviction.
On tap at Ambulance, decent dry-hopped pale-yellowed moderation needs more pronounced helles bock features. Tropical Saphir hops bring zesty lemon, tangerine and orange tang to the fore, but timid sugared pale malting diminishes. Sweet floral-perfumed citrus spicing eventually contrasted by lightly embittered clover honey astringency.
Extremely popular Dead Guy Helles Bock soaked in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels retains soft-toned oaken vanilla buttering, creamy sugared malting and tangy orange spicing. Dry rye whiskey sedation soaks into brown-sugared grain malting as well as caramel, toffee, almond and coconut undertones.
On tap at Ambulance, muskily dry helles lager coalesces raw-honeyed maize, wet-grained cellar mustiness and herbal hop spicing embed sour yellow fruiting to gummy sourdough base. Horse-blanketed straw, hay and alfalfa rusticity deepens finishing acridity.
On tap at Taphouse 15, sessionable helles lager retains musky wet grained dankness and light lemony orange-grapefruit tartness above honeyed biscuit base in straightforward manner. On tap at Biggie’s, delicate lemony sparkle gained perfumed mandarin orange spicing and latent herb-nuanced Noble hop astringency.
On tap at Midland Brew House, dry corn-husked oats graining guides mildly spiced citric-herbal Saaz hop pep of adequate Helles Lager. Crisp, clean and just a tad bolder than similarly styled Bavarian fare.
Sweet orange blossom honey adjunct brings nifty floral sentiment to oats-dried wheat malts and citric Mandarina hop spot of mild helles lager. Fizzy carbolic spritz adds lemony tangerine tingle.