Sunday, November 24, 2019

What the Helles?

The German Beer Styles that have "Helles" (light in German) in their names have so many beer-name puns available to them.

Snowball's Chance (in) Helles and Helles in a Hand Bock-sket are great examples.

You could use variations of Helles Belles. Helles Freezes Over. Give Them Helles. Helles Bent. Helles Raiser. Gates of Helles. Helles to Pay. Go to Helles. All Helles Breaks Loose. Helles or High Water. Helles Week.

I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

According to untappd, most of those beer-name-puns have been used.

Apparently, "What the Helles" has not been used (at the time I'm writing this, it isn't showing up in an untappd search anyway).

So, I am now claiming the rights to the beer name.

"What the Helles" is a German Helles Exportbier (sometimes referred to as Dortmunder or Dortmunder Export) with Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hop flavor.

The beer is Light gold to deep gold. Clear. Persistent white head.

It is a pale, well-balanced, smooth German lager that is slightly stronger than the average light lager with a moderate body and a mild, aromatic hop and malt character.

It is nicely balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness, and it is Smooth but crisp with a medium body and medium carbonation.


"What the Helles" doesn't exist quite yet ... but it will soon.

Trust me. It is going to be great.

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