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

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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium yellow / orange color with a average frothy good lacing white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, bread light, grain, light hoppy, grass, earth, butter, light light smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a dense, huge and white head. Mild bitterhops and faint smoke aroma. Mild creamy mouthfeel. Nice cornish medium sweet flavour and light hoppy bitterness lurking through. Dry almost wooden finish with a slowly building bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
A yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is smoked - reminds me of tared rope. The flavor is sweet and lovely smoked - giving it hints of tared rope, combined with strong notes of wood, leading to a dry end. Nice. Thanks Dalle for getting this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, pilsener-golden beer with a small, white head. Faint smoked aromas and some sweet malt in the flavour. Weak smoky notes that are rather enticing - because of their lightness. Fresh and surprisingly easy to dring for a "Rauchbier". Brauerei Heller really cannot stay away from smoked malt - no matter what the base beer is. 300605

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Bottled (2007). Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is mild smoke, maize and diacetyl. Flavour is diacetyl diacetyl, maize and some mild hoppyness. Mild smoke as it gets a bit warmer. 4 2 3 2 7

Bottled (2013, from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is mild toasted malts, some grains, herbs and a bit mint like notes. Flavour is mild toasted malts, some quite strong grassy and hayish notes along with mild meaty notes. Also a bit metallic notes as it warms up. Still better than the diacetyl mess I had in 2007. 6 3 4 3 10.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. Clear pale yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of smoke and wood with notes of malts. Flavour of malts, smoke, wood and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2002
Bottled. Pale yellow. Smoked sausage aroma. Light bodied, but with dense malty mouthfeel. Nearly as smokey as the other Schlenkerlas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Smoked malty aroma, aroma of smoked sausages. Smoked malty flavor with hops and bacon. Long smoked and little bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012
2012-04-03, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 7-3-6-3-13=32
Blond color, compact head. It has a mild aroma of cereals and malt, biscuity but light. Malt flavor, mild, with a smooth mouthfeel, and traces of smoke; correct bitterness.
Well drinkable, but I had more incisive and aromatic versions in the bottle; this one has a more fat body and it’s half boring.

2011-05-31, bottle, 7-3-7-3-15=35
Pale blond color; medium-sized creamy head. Delicate, elegant malt aroma, with a mild biscuity touch. Good body, moderate malt flavor, with a light hint of smoke; correct bitterness. Very pleasant.

2006-05-27, bottle, 5-2-6-3-10=26
Hazy blond color. The aroma is very ordinary, with a light touch of smoke; the smoke is just more evident in the taste, and there is some also in the aftertaste; the base is a simple beer, quite dry. Absolutely to drink not too cold!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, grass, subtle bacon, sausage and hops.


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