Where The Helles Summer by Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Co
Beer Style: German Lager/Helles Bock
This is a nice and light beer for the late spring-time. I’m not a huge fan of this style, but I still found myself enjoying it. The play on the name is by far one of my favorite though. Such a great use of the beer style within a unique beer name.
Considered a “German Lager” it wasn’t bitter at all with more of a focus on the biscuity malts.
Where the Helles Summer? is a classic German style lager. These beers originated in the 19th century as a response to Pilsener beers from Czech brewers. Helles is German for “bright.” In the brewing world we translate it as “light” – light in color and light in alcohol. Where the Helles Summer? is a clean & bready “beer drinker’s beer” balanced with austere noble hop varieties. It’s malt-forward and forward thinking to the warmer days just ahead.
pretzels and spicy mustard, roasted pork, bratwurst, pizza, mild cheddar cheese, light desserts, shortbreads, and berries.
ABOUT THE BEER
Brewed Since: 2014
Fermentation: Lager Yeast, three varieties of hops, three types of malts
Color: Straw Gold
Effervescence: Ample carbonation
Nose: Bready, slightly herbal hops
Flavor: Biscuity, malty beer, perfectly balanced with noble hops
Body: Light and smooth
Serving Temp: 40-45°F