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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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German Style Helles 5.4%


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4709) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
This poured a semi hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of cracker, grass and smoked malt. Flavor was meaty smoke and grassy character. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Tap @ Goose Island: Golden-yellow body with good clarity & a thin, soapy gray-tinted ring outlining the top. Smells like when you stand by a campfire all night then sniff your clothes in the morning. Woodsy smoked tones with a semisweet pale malt underbody; hickory, just shy of meaty. Flavor starts with some pale malt & bready sweetness defined by a light touch of earthy, borderline spicy hops. Possibly Saaz? The smoked slowly makes its way in; slightly sweet with a liquid smoke character & that campfire essence coming back to life. A hint of citrus zest in the aftertaste. Pretty nice beer, but it doesn’t compare to Schlenkerla’s original smoked helles. Still good, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate smoked meats, light campfire, and a hint of honey. It’s a transparent dull gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin thick ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with light smoked meats and lighter campfire with a touch of honey sweetness. The finish has just a touch of grass. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Clear golden pour with a thin head. Slight smoked aroma. Nice clean flavor with hints of smoke. Very easy drinking. Not overly smoky as this style can get. Good grain notes throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1303) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap at GI Clybourn. Poured clear light yellow min head. Smoke cabin aroma. Light carb med bod. Taste golden malt sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2526) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Not sure what people want from this beer, U have had it 3 times now and its always money. Clean lager, nothing off at all and a nice medium strength smokiness on the nose. Just beautifully melded together. Flavor is mild on the smoke and again super clean. Love it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Listed as prarie smoke. Yellow in color. Light and refreshing. Tastes like a hotdog cooked over a campfire.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. Spotty lacing. Nose has a bit of smoke behind some grain and light bread. Flavor adds a lot more smoke. A bit unbalanced; could use some additional bitterness and less smoke. Body is light and crisp. Dry smoke. Not a big fan.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Taster at Clybourn Brewpub. Pours clear Amber. Bitter nose. Flavor is somewhat bland and grainy with a touch of hops and sweetness. Nothing special but not off-putting either. Honestly couldn’t taste any "smokiness" in this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft in a sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. The smoke is fairly mild in both aroma and flavor, along with notes of sweet malts, straw, fruits (apples, faint citrus), grass, and pepper. Seems like a good helles but the smoke is very restrained. Light-medium bodied, with a gently smoky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.


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