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


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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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“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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (518) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
500ml bottle - pours a brilliant gold with bright white head . Soft grain aroma . Taste is clean bready malt with a faint smoke note . Clean and crisp . Nice .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (740) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2014
In bottiglia. Aroma di cereale, affumicato non troppo intenso e legnoso. Al palato dapprima sentori di cereale e miele seguti da un finale affumicato, delicato con leggero erbaceo. Corpo watery ed estrema bevibilità.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold, with a giant, off-white head....frothy. Lemon, grain aroma, light smoke. Grassy,bitter, wheat malt flavour. Very subtle smoked meat nuances, light, but imparts the traditional Bamberg feel.... Very tasty and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1476) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier has a thick, crackly, white head, a hazy, golden appearance, bubble streams, rather heavy lacing, and noticeable tan specks suspended throughout. The aroma is of very sweet, biscuit barley malt, bread crust, and smoke, which dies away over a bit of time. Taste is of those elements, riding alongside some pretty significant smoke presence. Yes, you do picked up the smoked pork with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and smoky. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (339) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured into lager glass a light Amber with a foamy white head and lace. Aroma is subtle malts and wheat. Their is a sweetness to both the aroma and taste. Close enough to call light bodied with a fair amount of co2. Taste is malts and they use the same yeast from the smoke beers so it has a light smoked taste. This can vary from beer to beer. This one I could not pick out the smoke in the aroma while I have in the past. This is one of the more interesting helles out there since its a fairly boring catagory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1940) - - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma is sweet malt and lager yeast. Taste adds a little apple and some smokiness on the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel and light carb. Definitely unique. I like it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nickel (578) - - SEP 1, 2014
Light golden color with medium head. Weak aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt. Only worthy to say thing is rather bitter aftertaste for this kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Pale yellow pour with some head. Nose and taste has sweat, grains and some ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1847) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to a friend. Appearance is hazy gold. Head is medium and white. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is medium but crispy. Aroma is smokey (yes!), light hop, light malt.

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