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


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RATINGS: 1030   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.

Ragnampiza's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, - APR 18, 2014
500 ml bottle from BG Birra, served in a goblet glass. Beautiful rich gold, perfectly clear, with a creamy, persistent bright white head. Looks gorgeous. On the nose bready malts, light yeast, mild herbal hoppyness, a hint of wet cardboard in the far background. So smooth and clean in the mouth, much more bitter than expected upfront, but then an almost light sugary sweetness follows. Solid malty base, pleasent herbal hoppy punch, and just a tiny smokey/ashy sensation in the aftertaste, mainly coating the lips. Ridicously drinkable. Average to lively carbonation, medum body, slightly creamy texture. Stunning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Clear golden with a white head.
Aromas of smoke, charcuterie, hops, bread and grain.
Herbal taste with smoke in the background. Malt and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senap (618) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Lättdrucken och med en tydlig rökton i smaken. Lite annorlunda men positiv upplevelse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Pours an almost clear golden with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of rye bread, smoke, minerals, herbal and floral notes. Taste is smoky and herbal with moderate fruity and floral notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gr_pa (408) - siemianowice, POLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Golden, perfectly clear, very small head. Aroma: malt, butter, smoke, bit of hops. Light body, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Quite a lot of smoke notes in flavour, clean malty profile, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (693) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle @home. Clear golden with a white head. Earthy and spicy notes with clean maltiness, bread, caramel. Throughout a gentle dry smokiness. Slightly sweet and smooth mouthfeel. Nicely Balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2134) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: pils malt and caramel notes balanced with smoked notes. Taste: light body with pils malt and smoked hit. Very nice easy drinkable. Perfect beer. Good attenuation. Tasty and drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel and smoked malt. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Draft at Brauhaus Schmitz. Clear gold pour with an abundance of white foam. Clean, solid, gentle smoky flavor from top to bottom. Modest blonde caramel malts underneath. Works quite well. Not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1921) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Great presence, looks super nice in the glass. In aroma - clear, smoky notes typical for the brewery. Pleasant one, but not so intense as I would expect. Taste has a lot of malty notes, but just after them there is pleasant smoky notes. Still - not that intense, but well balanced, well put all together. It’s not as amazing as other Schlenkerla’s beers, but still good one. It’s more classical approach to the style, with polite smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (603) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Flaska från SB. Blekorange/gul med vitt skum. Doft och smak av pilsnermalt, lite brödiga toner, blöt kartong och honung med fina, subtila röktoner. En klassisk oktoberöl med en släng av rök.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (982) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Kolor: słomkowy, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, zbożowy, wyraźny aromat wędzonki, lekkie nuty chmielowe, ziołowe.
Smak: średnia pełnia, wyraźne nuty słodowe, zbożowe, wyraźne nuty chmielu, wędzonki, średnia goryczka.
Wysycenie: średnie, w kierunku wysokiego.

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