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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1008) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a clear shinny slightly light golden with a small creamy white head. Grassy, smoky aroma with a clean, bittersweet grassy flavor and a gentle grainy and herbal aftertaste. Solid medium palate, filling and drinkable at the same time. Very solid.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle at the Porter. Pale gold, with a small, off-white head. Nose is light butterscotch, straw, very light smoke, lemon zest, and bananas. Sweet, with light bitterness, and a nice, smooth esters. Light body, creamy, and clean. This is a solid, balanced, refreshing, and interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1350) - CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
Appearance: clear straw, one finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: smoke, grainy malt. (6/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, lingering smoky bitter finish. (3/5) The smoke is initially somewhat overwhelming, but as the bottle progresses, it becomes less so. Overall, it’s relatively light and easy drinking. (12/20)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1431) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
Aroma is smoked, peaty, and roasted malts with some caramel hints. Taste is lighter in tone with still some smokiness. Clove and pettiness in the background. Pretty smooth overall. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBlessing (755) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
Goldgelb Schaum ok, recht getreidig im Geschmack leichter Rauch, relativ süffig

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1476) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Goldgelb mit schönem Schaum. Hopfen, Getreide und zartes Raucharoma. Vollmundig mit einem Hauch Rauch auch im Abgang. Eines der besten Hellen!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoctorHU (356) - UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
The flavor is soft smoked more than a smoky component, followed by hiding some strange fruit tones. In the one-dimensional taste sour, immediately comes quite strong bitterness with hints of hops, herbs, scorched wood, it all makes its way through the small-fruit sweetness of malt; Smoked hovers in the background. The aftertaste sweetness and acidity retreat, bitterness comes forward with the already frankly grassy profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1742) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Clear golden color with good white head. Aroma: dry pils malt, slightly smoked. Taste: very light smoked, bacon, good malt and light hop finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
amlemus (11) - - OCT 2, 2015
Light aroma with a cloudy straw appearance. Understated taste and a little bite in the mouth. Decent but not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
damzz (442) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a medium yellow with a full white head that lingers and leaves much lacing. Nose is faint malt. Body is medium. Tate is sligh smoke, dry with lingering slight bitterness. Half liter bottle


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