30 June 2012

Hot as Helles

It has been a hot as hell week in the Circle City. In spite of the heat, I opted to take my family to one of my favorite places in Indy: Victory Field. On this outing, the Indianapolis Indians fell to the Toledo Mud Hens, but I walked away a winner having had Sun King's Indians' Lager.

For years, Oaken Barrel's Victory Amber was the title tap. And it had always been a go to. It had more flavor than any of the Big 3 beers. I think it would have been better if it were just a little bit crisper, a little bit lighter. I think that's where Indians' Lager fills the gap.

The Sun King website calls it a Munich Helles. I'm not a beer judge, but I think it is a little darker and fuller than a Helles. But it is not a Munich Dunkel either. What it is is a copper colored crisp lager with a strong malt backbone that doesn't leave a full mouthfeel. It hints at hops without over-powering with them. A perfect summer beer for the ballpark without being light or fruity, but by just being a beer. I personally would love to see this in the regular lineup as I think it would be successful. It is more enjoyable than the Sunlight and Wee Mac. I think fans of both would really get into this.


  1. I'm going to go with Vienna Lager.

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  2. I'm glad we still have a local option at Victory Field, but I sure miss that Oaken Barrel amber. It would be nice to see both options.

  3. Now that the spam comment was deleted, my comment doesn't make any sense. THANKS A LOT!