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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Bock
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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Heller Bock
Bamberg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Helles Bock? On draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a darker brown, with a bunch of smoke in the aroma. A lot more smoke than the normal Helles. Actually, one of the stronger ones from Schlenkerla. Thicker mouthfeel. Fairly malty, and caramelly as well. Not bad.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (11871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. White large bubble edge head. Aroma of my high school frog dissection, clears slightly. Taste has a malty start, then smooth bread and straw.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3287) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Poured a medium amber with a small white head. Aroma of rauched malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt and smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2845) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is deep orange with thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples?, some yeast, hints of smoke and some sourness. Quite dry, fresh and juicy. Very lightly smoked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (860) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Grey-golden color with a large creamy white head. Aroma of smoked sausage, bacon, ash, and smoke. Not overpowering. Smokey flavor and slightly sweet. I’m enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3392) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($10): Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is meat, oak smoke, and a bit of sugar. Taste is smoky, but not to the same extent as the eiche, but it has the same character. The lower smokiness makes it somewhat more drinkable in my opinion. It ain’t the best from Heller, but it is still pretty nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (2923) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Tap at New Albanian. Sweet smoked ham and apple aroma. Amber with a small head. Smoked ham and apple flavor. Medium body. Phenomenal smoked beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Tap at New Albanian. Smoked ham and malt aroma. Golden yellow color with no head. Sweet apple and smoked meat flavor. Moderate bitter herbal hops finish. Has the typical Schlenkerla smoke flavor but with a sweet fruity flavor - like applewood smoked bacon. Spectacular.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
Tap @ The BeerMongers... This poured pale, hazy, milky, golden with a white head. Nose was extremely yeasty. (Maybe the keg was all shook up?). Hints of wood, wine-like yeastiness, faint smoke in there. Sweet, brine-like. Some chemical component that were a little astringent. Not my favorite from the Schlenkerla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3185) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft @ Novare Res. Served in a mug. Smoked sausage nose. Flavor has some sweet malt, that tries hard to come through all the campfire smoke. I think the body was kind of heavy or maybe I was just had enough by the time the mug was empty. It’s exactly what I was expecting and I appreciate what this brewery does. And you really have to like smoked in order to enjoy this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
On tap at the Malt House - Pours clear amber with a huge foamy white head. Lightly smoked beef jerky on the nose, with some sweet grain and a bit of grassy spiciness. The sweet/smoked blend isn’t totally my thing. Taste blends some of the same things: smoky dried beef, oak, pungent sweet grain, and some earthy hops on the finish, obscured by the smoke. The sweetness is there, which really doesn’t work for me.


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