Tuatara Helluva (330ml Bottle)
Forget burning fires of damnation, hell has been keeping Germans happy for centuries. Over there it means ‘light’ and is used to describe their traditional lager. But over here, ‘hell’ still means ‘hell’ - as in ‘hell yeah!’ So reach for this brew to round off one helluva day. Crisp and dry with a lengthy maltiness, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel.
After 16 years of producing our Helles lager, we felt it was high time it had a makeover. Don’t worry, there’s no change inside the bottle, it’s still tasting pretty good to us. But now the party on the inside is reflected on the outside. Welcome Helluva welcome.
These two styles are closely related, the former hailing from Dortmund and the latter from Bavaria. Both are slightly strong (5.0-5.6%), malt-accented pale lagers. The cookie-like or bready maltiness should be very much in evidence in a traditional example. These beers are clean and easy to drink in quantity. Some Dortmunders made in Denmark and the Netherlands are stronger.