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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: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (306) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle into mug. Medium-pale yellow, fine white retained head.Grain noise, hint of smoke. Light grain taste (heavier than wheat, not quite corn), with light smoke in the mid palate, and finishing with just a bit of hops that clears out the pallet. I like the smoke in this one -- it doesn’t overwhelm and the hops balance it out nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1356) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle at Blackfriars. Pours clear golden with a large white head which largely remains and laces the glass on descent. Aroma is straw, hay and a modicum of smokiness. Taste is butter, straw, caramel sweet and a nice compliment of smoke. Buttery mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
500 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden with white head. Light smoky, light grain and malt. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Smoke, malt, hops, grass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (908) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ljust gul med vitt skum. Rökig doft. Lätt i smaken med trevlig rökighet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (2679) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160923. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty, woody and smokey, bacon, burnt wood, sweet, medium body with a watery o oily texture. The finish is dry, malty and smokey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (1274) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
golden clear, medium long-lasting white foam; malty aroma with some hoppy grass, some smoky notes; medium bitterness, light+ sweetness; medium body, moderately thick feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish; Overall: nice drinkability, nice aroma, no flaws,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1180) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Draught from a warm bottle, no glass available. Some smoke, but rather mellow. Super crisp, still hinting at the fact this brewery is famous for smoked. Due to temperature rather heavy, but probably the carbonation kills a lot of that. Will have to try again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (556) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Jasnozłote, klarowne piwo o dość obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w formie warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat słodowo-wędzony. W smaku wędzone, słodowe, lekko ziołowe. Goryczka średnia. Ogólnie ciekawe jasne, ale wędzone piwo, wędzonka wyraźnie wyczuwalna, ale nie tak mocno jak w innych piwach z tego browaru, które piłem, pijalne.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle at home, 11th September 16. Pours clear, light straw colour. Aroma is yeast, malt, slight smoke. Taste is refreshing and complex, citrus, malt, biscuit, some sort of smokiness. Really very good


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