Kros Strain Brewing Company Helles Creek
What the brewers say
Easy-drinking German-style lager with light malt sweetness and no bitterness.
What our panel thought
Brilliant yellow-gold, great foam. Light, spicy hop aroma with bready, lightest-honey malt and a sulfur note that dissipates. Quick hit of malt sweetness rolls into a soft, spicy-herbal bitterness. Roundly balanced. Light body, prickly carbonation. Gassy. Malt and spicy hops linger into dry, earthy finish. You could get stuck into it.
What our editors thought
Lightly toasted malt note on the nose with just a touch of maillard sweetness. The sip throws a light spicy and woody bitterness against a broad bready malt note, but the hops prevail with a light structure that makes it easy to drink.