Saturday, 25 February 2017
2017 Helles Golden Lager
In celebration of their 30th anniversary and of the the end of 2016, Amsterdam Brewery released 2017 Helles Golden Lager. According to the 473mL can, this brew is an Edel Helles, which is a subclass that I've never encountered before. It contains 5.2% alcohol and is lightly hopped at just 17 IBUs.
The golden lager proved to be a clear and amply carbonated number; straw gold in colour and topped with a durable white froth. 2017 has grassy and grainy aromatics. Its flavour is bright, crisp, and otherwise unremarkable. It lacks the grit of a good pilsner, but manages to be easily refreshing. A simple beer, but a nice enough one.
Rating: 7.0 out of 10.