Summer Helles Helles

Summer Helles

Helles

Light, bright and easy drinking, now is your chance to drink in the festival season. First brewed to celebrate 40 years of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, it has since become Planet Bluegrass’ signature New Belgium offering (under the name Summer Bliss). This Summer Helles pours a brilliant gold, with soft, white foam. The aroma is fresh grains and honey with a spicy-herbal twang. This danceable lager carries the pleasant sweetness of pale and German Pils malts, and levels off with the light and noble bitterness of Hallertau and Tettnang hops. Summer Helles finishes crisp and dry, and is sure to refresh even the thirstiest reveler. Grab your banjo, crack a bottle and let the pickin’ shine.

Planet Bluegrass (located in Lyons, Colorado) was decimated by September 2013's record flooding. New Belgium is donating $10,000 this year to Planet Bluegrass for rebuilding. You can help by volunteering or donating. Visit lyonsfightsback.com for more information.

Visual

Bright gold color with a slight sheen and a nice white foam.

Aroma

Fresh grains, herbaceous and spicy noble hops, sweet corn & honey (think honeycomb cereal), flinty lager sulfurs.

Flavor

Grassy sweet cereals upfront, evened out with a mild spicy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel/Body

Crisp with a subtle dryness, lingering pleasant lager finish. Light body yet substantial, very sessionable.

ABV

5.0%

IBU

31

Yeast

Lager yeast

Calories

155

Hops

Nugget, Tettnang, Hallertau

Malts

Pale, Schill Pils

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