Review: South County 851 Helles | Craft Beer & Brewing
South County 851 Helles
87 out of 100

Style: Helles

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 23

87/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

South County 851 Helles

What the brewers say

“851 Helles is our house lager, named after the road that leads you right to us. A balanced and beautifully simple beer. Brewed in an authentic German-style using all imported ingredients with the exception of the water. Lagered for weeks to create the perfect finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pretty assertive hoppy aroma, earthy with a touch of pine. Light malt sweetness is more 2-row than Pilsner malt. Some mineral notes and very low fruit esters.”

Flavor: “The medium-sweet backbone is a surprise. Fresh malt, a touch of alcohol, light pine hops aroma. Balancing bitterness, but the impression is more sweet than bitter. More body than some of the others in this style. The aftertaste showcases the hops flavor.”

Overall: “Overall sweetness and stickiness is out of style, but it’s very flavorful.”

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