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


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RATINGS: 1018   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
note666 (1254) - Eindhoven, - NOV 17, 2012
2012 - 11 - 17 500ml bottle. light yellow golden colour. medium, white head. hay in aroma. light bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1837) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6713) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (907) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ljust gul med vitt skum. Rökig doft. Lätt i smaken med trevlig rökighet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (2661) - 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.

   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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1175) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (541) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
Goldgelb klar mit weißem Schaum. In der Nase getreidig, würzig und leicht rauchig. Letzteres ist bemerkenswert, da kein Rauchmalz zum Einsatz kommt, sondern die leichten Raucharomen ausschließlich darauf zurückzuführen sind, dass die gleiche Anlage und Kessel benutzt werden, die auch beim Brauen der Rauchbiere zum Einsatz kommen. Das Bier ist überraschend hopfig würzig und angenehm malzig. Der leichte Rauchgeschmack passt hier hervorragend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (286) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 10, 2016
Lighter taste version of a smoke beer from this brewer. Clear gold, light smoke aroma, very nice top. Refreshing and crisp, easy to drink. So nice stuff.

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