In beginnings, Church Street Brewing Heavenly Helles Lager is the feature craft brewery and brew in this beer blog post. If you read beer blog post from yesterday, you know the history of Church Street Brewing. If you have not read that post from yesterday, please, read the post to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear golden color without a head on this Helles Lager. There is no smell to this lager. The taste has a slight carbonated malt to a light hop notes. The aftertaste is a dry crisp finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.churchstreetbrew.com):
One of Bavaria’s quintessential beverages, now the best lager in Chicagoland. Utilizing old world decoction mashing techniques for a truly unique malt complexity, this gentle drink also features a straw colored-clarity that’s clearly heavenly!
- ABV 5.4%
- IBU 30
- SRM 6
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In the end, I love this German beer style. It is one of my favorite Lager beer styles. One of my favorite Helles beer is out of the little brewery out of Shiner, Texas, who is Shiner Brewery. I have always compare other Helles to that one. It is my staple, however, it is not fair. This is why it is not fair because they smoked their malt. It gave off a smokey notes in aroma and taste. I know for a fact that other craft breweries that make Helles do not that to their malt. I could be wrong. I am going to stop judging other Helles Lager to the Shiner one, since, they do not make this beer anymore. I like this one and this will be my staple until another one can knock it off the top of the list. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser