Beer: Longfin Lager
Brewery: Ballast Point
Country of Origin: USA
Beer Style: Munich Helles Lager
Serving Methodology: 12 oz can poured into 312 weizen glass
Background: I do not have much experience with Helles Lagers. I do know they originated in Munich sometime in the 19th Century to compete with Pilsner and Dortumunder style lagers. I used to hate lagers in general. Pilsners warmed me up to them. Dortmunder beers I enjoy but I prefer Pilsners hands down. I believe this is my first Helles style lager.
Taste & Aroma: I smell sweet caramel malt first, and then a twinge of a floral accent. These are mellow aromas. This is a dry, crisp, sour to tart, and spicy lager. The finish is slightly sweet though. And a tad syrupy. This type of beer has me slightly wondering what the rest of it’s kin are like within the family of Helles style lagers.
Final Analysis: This is so excellent I want to have it on draught.