Fresh As Helles – Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

Lager Helles de Munich – 5.4% – De Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Munich Helles Lager – 5.4% – From Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75 = 2.76/5

Clear with a slight haze, golden color with low activity. Tight foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with decent legs and swirl effect. Flavors of caramel, sweet grains, algae, fish sauce, and floral hops. Slick medium body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Light strength finish, grainy with soft vegetal hops, soft butterscotch and attenuated lager yeast. Salt and sea profile. Highly accessible. Good freshness but a bit bland. Nothing special nor stellar to note. Overall below average quality craft.

Daze On Saison – Saugatuck Brewing Company

Saison – 5.5% – De Douglas, Michigan, USA.

Saison – 5.5% – From Douglas, Michigan, USA.
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75 = 3.72/5

Clear, slightly hazy, dark straw color with moderate activity. With the yeast it gets cloudy and veiled with floating particles. Thick foamy and frothy white 3-4 finger sparkling head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with decent legs and swirl effect. Flavors of grapefruits, orange, lemon, green grapes, sweet grains dominant barley, caramel, Wild yeast, and floral hops. Light silky, a little oily, medium body with sharp carbonation. Medium strength finish, gentle vinous feel, light barnyard and cheese sensation, a bit of straw but more fruity and tropical with balanced flowery hops. Faintly spiced, similar to a table Saison or a Sofie but not as complex. It’s gentle and accessible, with good freshness. Though it gets a little thin and dull very fast. Overall very good quality craft.