Tag Archives: Helles Lager

764. Victory Brewing Helles Lager

Victory Helles LagerMy second free beer from Victory, not a new beer but a new name. Victory Helles Lager was previously Victory Lager or at least I think it is the same beer.  If I am wrong please correct me.

Nothing too crazy here but exactly what I expect from a Helles Lager. Pale yellow color with minimal aroma. Slightly sweet and a bit of grassy on both the aroma and taste. Finish is super clean and refreshing. This beer was gone in no time and something I would certainly drink again.

Nothing crazy but a Helles Lager isn’t supposed to be. 
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Cons:
Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Victory Brewing
Brewers Description: There was a time when all beer tasted this good. Back when immigrant Brewmasters turned fresh malts and hops into liquid gold. Before big business lessened our precious beer with corn and rice. Having trained in Germany, we thirst for better beer. So, we brew better beer like this crisp, golden, helles-style lager. Brewed with patience from quality German malts and hops, it is a Victory for Your Taste!®

319. Cisco Brewers Summer of Lager

This may be the last of my Summer beers and I really will not miss them as I am ready for some nice stouts and porters. This can came from Bier Cellar in Portland as I picked up a few singles of Cisco cans a while back. Overall these beers are OK and represent the style well but not something I would seek out to try again.

Color is a nice gold with a thick white head – a nice looking lager. Aroma is almost non-existent but you can pickup a bit of spicy hops. Taste is light and refreshing with some solid malt character and just a hint of herbal hops in the finish. Dry finish and easy to drink as you would expect from a Helles Lager. Overall not a bad beer for a Summer afternoon.
Pros:
Drinkable
Cons:  
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Cisco Brewers
Brewers Description: A light lager released at the beginning of the summer when Nantucket is just getting it’s groove on! It’s a classic Bavarian style lager with a delicious malt palate and an assertive noble hop finish. Hints of citrus give this lager a light, refreshing flavor perfect for hot summer nights.

141. Bull Jagger Portland Lager

I have been drinking a lot of heavy beer over the past month or so with high alcohol content and very dark so this was a nice change. This is the only beer by a new brewery in Portland, Bull Jagger and it is certainly a good start. The beer pours a beautiful bright gold color with a nice 2 finger head. Aroma has some yeast, light malts, kind of grassy. Taste was fairly complex for a lager and very drinkable. This is a good first offering for a new brewery and something most beer drinkers would enjoy. The bottle is very classy and looks great with my other bombers. I am looking forward to future offerings from Bull Jagger.
Pros: Easy to drink, fairly complex for the style
Cons:
Alcohol Content: ?? ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Bull Jagger Brewing
Brewers Description: Portland Lager™ is a crisp golden, premium lager modeled after the traditional Helles beers of Bavaria. This original recipe follows the German Purity Laws of 1516 and use only the finest water, malt, hops and yeast. Portland Lager™ is handcrafted in small batches and aged to perfection. The result is a quaffable ‘micro-lager’ of the highest quality.