AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light smokey, grain and bread malts, light caramel. Appearance: clear gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense grain malts again, caramel, slightly dry finish. Overall: quite a nice Helles with the benefit of some smoked flavours. Bottle from Utobeer, London Bridge.
WhatDaddy (7) - GREECE - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, 05lt. Found at Valentin - Curious Biekneipe, Volos.
The aroma is classic malty Lager, with a small hint of smoky.
The same goes for the looks, deep golden with white foam.
The taste ist just great, you got a classic Helles Lager with the smoky feeling existing but just adding taste without to get the main star.
A good carbonation and medium body, maybe a bit oily, with a overall very nice taste that explode the "simple" blond Lager into extraordinary.
Idiosynkrasie (4561) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear, brass-golden colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Grassy, woody, minimally smoky aroma, hints of peppercress, green pepper and dietary salami. Taste is dry, husky, minimally grainy, smoky leavings, grassy hoppy overtones, a mineral touch, very subtle pale malt sweetness; a greasy ’Salame Milano’ layer remains on the lips. Even Schlenkerla’s "dishwater" is better than almost any other Helles.
minutemat (2006) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from beermerchants.com. Pours a helles gold with medium white head. Taste has a light smokiness behind a decent helles character, just enough in fact without being dominating. A pleasant smoky lager.
Zlotta (214) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle from Schlenkerla webshop, best before end 6/2015. Clear, pale golden yellow with a medium large, fluffy, slowly collapsing, white head. Subtle smokey aroma of smoked ham and campfire with lager-like notes of grass, sweetish malts and butter. Sweetish taste of smoked ham, cereals and butter with a short, slightly bitter and grassy finish. Thin body, fresh mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very tasty and sessionable helles with a gentle smokey note that therefore stands out in this style. Good!
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 11, 2015. On cask at Akkurat.
Clear golden with a medium sized creamy white head. Crispy aroma of noble hops and clean malty/grainy notes with faint smokey notes. Taste is light to medium sweet with floral, grassy and herbal bitterness. Very smooth and easy drinkable, soft carbonation.
stoutnick (682) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White pale colour. Mild smoke on nose. Taste is big on palate with some mild smoke. Good stuff.
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Pale golden beer with tight large head. Aroma of light smoked cheese and bread. Taste is lightly smoked, bread and smoked malts. Good stuff.
aleksander9 (641) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Golden with white head. Smoke, floral, vanilla and some cereal. Round palate. Really something!
malvrich (75) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Surprisingly pale yellow gold with an inch of tight bubbly foam which stayed together for several minutes, never dissipating completely. Ample carbonation rising and attractive lacing as drunk.
S: Herbal hop scent with almost no maltiness and just the slightest hint of smoke. Very subtle though the very cold temp. may be stifling the aroma.
T: Oh yeah, there’s the smoke!. Tastes like a very nice though typical pils or helles with sharp sour bread notes and mild hoppy flavors on the short dry finish. Crisp and refreshing. Very nice! Bonus: doesn’t taste like someone dropped a fucking cigarette in it (looking at you. Marzen).
M: Nothing outstanding but very pleasant. Light body with a fairly strong tingle from the tireless bubbles. Finishes very clean leaving a hint of smoke at the back of your mouth.
O: I really like this quite a bit more than the Marzen which is the only other Aecht Schlenkerla offering I’ve had. I guess it’s hard to get the smoke level exactly right but this is it at least in my opinion.. At $6/imp. pint, I’ll forgo the Marzen but will definitely have this again from time to time. The stories are true, this is great stuff. Awesome experience!