Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Bamberg, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
“Schlenkerla Helles” is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops from the area around the city of Nürnberg. It’s lagered in century old caves underneath the historic Schlenkerla brewery and maltings. Schlenkerla Helles is boiled in the same copper kettles and bottom fermented by the same yeast as the historic Schlenkerla Smokebeer. Its subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes “Helles Schlenkerla Lager” a unique representative of the classic lager beer style “Bavarian Helles”. Editor’s note: Since this is not intended as a smoked beer, and is not billed as such, it has been classed here as a Helles, despite some samples having residual smoke character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (543) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
Goldgelb klar mit weißem Schaum. In der Nase getreidig, würzig und leicht rauchig. Letzteres ist bemerkenswert, da kein Rauchmalz zum Einsatz kommt, sondern die leichten Raucharomen ausschließlich darauf zurückzuführen sind, dass die gleiche Anlage und Kessel benutzt werden, die auch beim Brauen der Rauchbiere zum Einsatz kommen. Das Bier ist überraschend hopfig würzig und angenehm malzig. Der leichte Rauchgeschmack passt hier hervorragend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (288) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 10, 2016
Lighter taste version of a smoke beer from this brewer. Clear gold, light smoke aroma, very nice top. Refreshing and crisp, easy to drink. So nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madnorwegian (149) - FRANCE - SEP 7, 2016
One of the best lagers I’ve had. Nice bitterness with a smokey flavor from Bamberg. Would drink all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
@ Scandic, Bergen 16-9-2: ganska lätt och enkel med en lite rökig ton och toner av vitt bröd och malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2016
Flaska. Klar guldfärgad med ett vitt skum som lämnar fina spår på glaset. Dofter av rök, malt och karamell. Smakinslag av rök, malt och säd. Avslutas med en lätt charkuteri-ton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7804) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle in the hotel room at Scandic Bergen City, thanks SirLimpsalot. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of smoke, some sausage, bread and some light caramel. Soft and easy to drink. A pleasant one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (2015) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
50cl bottle thanks to Sinh4 my secret Euro summer santa. Apperance: A clear pale golden,with a medium sized fairly quickly disappearing white head. Aroma: Smell malts, crisp, lightly hay, a hint of soke. Taste malts, hay, lightly bitter, fresh grass and a bit of smoke. Low to medium body,below average carbonation. Very nice beer which shows it can be crisp tastefull and bold. This is probably the best helles which I had as it ads a few twist to the style , while still respescting it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (1281) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
Aroma is grassy with lemon notes and a light smokey aura. Taste is sweet with medium-crisp malts, floral, fresh white bread and a wee smokey sausage taste that dissipates really fast. Mid bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (1149) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
Hel klar, ljusgul, gulaktigt skum. Doft: Rökt "mat", grillplats i skogen, jord, lite "metall". Smak: Rökt "mat", skog, lite gräs, brödtoner. God, med annan rök karaktär än de andra jag provat från bryggeriet. Rök smaken påminner om den rök smaken som finns i polsk röktost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
Pours hazy golden with low white head Aromas crisp of rye bread, herbs, slight citrus, hints of peated malts Taste has notes of bread, hay, citrus, corn, slight peat Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation, low bitterness, crisp

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