$2.49, Green’s Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 1 pint 0.9 floz bottle
The Helles moniker is more evident in this beer than almost any other I have seen. The lightness and the clarity of the body are extraordinary. Extremely pale golden color like Bud Light!!
Aroma is that familiar mild skunk lager smell.
Pours into the Southampton Weizen glass with an enormous rocky head. The head fades slowly to leave some spotty presence and some (not a lot) lacing.
Very crisp clean malts, and a tiny hop presence. A little spicy pepperness but it’s muted. Mouthfeel has some creaminess, and the aftertaste is extremely clen – almost water like.
This is a beer that is not especially characterful, but surprisingly I would put this into the crossover category. It really drinks like a macro with class! Clean, refreshing and like a grown-up Bud!