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Offline brewthru

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German Helles
« on: September 10, 2022, 06:19:41 pm »
Proper pronunciation of German Helles? As it appears "Helles"? (in other words "Helles" is pronunced as the place with "es" we don't want to go. However, I do admit to drinking adjunct beers, commercial, mass produced beers in my life. Please forgive me...)

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Re: German Helles
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 07:41:47 pm »
Sounds like "hel-liss" to me.
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Re: German Helles
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 07:53:48 pm »
OK. Thanks. Visited a local Sweetwater for dinner and drinks on Saturday evening. Had their "New Brew Lager" which was billed as a California Common Lager. NO! IT WAS NOT! To me was more as a German Helles. Just wanted to be sure I pronunced the word correctly when the manager came over to me as said "I understand you didn't like the beer.".

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Re: German Helles
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2022, 09:06:09 pm »
Hell means light in German. Helles is because it is used with Bier, which is neutral. Das Bier.
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