Style: Munich Helles Lager
Poured into a clean pilsner glass
Sight: Stark white head that sits fluffy and full on top of a crystal clear, golden-straw body. Tiny champagne-like bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.
Aroma: Light, bready nose signaling Pilsner malt, combined with subtle but present noble hop spiciness. No perceived esters and definitely no diacetyl.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, it tastes of bready, grainy malt. It also sports just a slight hint of sweetness, but this is a dry, well attenuated beer. The hops are a little earthy and spicy. This has a clean, crisp aftertaste with more malt. No presence of off flavors.
Feel: Dry, medium body and carbonation. Smooth and malty. No wine-like astringency.
Overall: Excellent lager, extremely drinkable/sessionable. One of the most highly regarded of the style by experts and novices alike.
Suggested food pairing: buttery cheeses, light summer salads, white meat such as chicken breast or pork, lightly seasoned shellfish
Rating (out of 5) S: 4 A: 4.5 T: 4.5 F: 4.5 O: 4.5