Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Schlenkerla Helles is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops from the area around the city of Nrnberg. Its 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. Editors 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrklemann (155) - AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle, many thanks to SinH4! Clear gold with a big, white head. Slightly grassy, cereals, warm citric notes, with a subtle hint of smoke. Light sweetness with medium bitterness, a bit tart. Body is light to medium, with lively soft carbonation and a subtle smoky finish.
Hell of a good lager. I dont even know what more to write. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (369) - - MAR 23, 2017
Lovely lager, not as heavily smoked as their other beers, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IvanParenti (13) - ITALY - MAR 22, 2017
Im not describing the beer since there are plenty of faithful descriptions here. I just want to say that in my opinion this is a great, original helles, refreshing and beautiful to look at (that head!). I routinely buy this from Schlenkerla ecommerce and it always comes in good conditions (never bought it in summer though - I live in Italy).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NallePalle (580) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle, 50 cl. Decent, overall quite smooth. The smokiness appears mostly in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle->lager glass. Very slightly cloudy gold with big frothy white head. Aroma has slight smoke, some floral and earthy notes. Taste is moderately bitter and smoky malt, flora and earth, hint of citrus. Ok, though I prefer the bolder smoked beers from this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (3047) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2017
16.9oz bottle - nose is skunky straight out of the bottle, but in a good way. Other aromas include lemongrass, honey and feed grain. Sip adds strong wheat aromas and subtle smoke. Wife says inquisitively, "Is this smoke-y?" I get a lot of lemon zest in the finish to which my wife replied, "I get a lot of gross." A solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgajdaczewa (1941) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 17, 2017
W aromacie czysty profil dymny, co jak na popłuczynową wędzonkę 9 (warzone bez słodw wędzonych) jest szokujące. W smaku lekkie, intensywnie wędzone, dymne, żadnych nut szynkowych. Bazą jest jednak tylko helles, mdły, bez goryczki, z ledwie zarysowaną zbożowością. I tak nieźle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (1425) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017

Butelka z datą: 03/2017
AROMAT: Dosyć intensywny. Słodowe. W tle delikatna nuta wędzonki (aromat wędlin).
SMAK: Słodowe. Przyjemny posmak wędzonki. Spore nasycenie. Goryczka średnia, raczej krtka.
WYGLĄD: Barwa słomkowa, idealnie klarowne. Piana średniej wysokości, nietrwała.
OGLNIE: Całkiem smaczne piwo z legendarnego niemieckiego browaru. Choć powiedzmy sobie szczerze, że gdyby nie ta wędzonka byłby to kolejny nudny jasny lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabic (487) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Ar: Very faint smoke, with a ham/bacon hickory note; some light clean bread, with hints of herbal noble hops. Ap: Pale gold, crystal clear; large white head with great retention, cap of mousse with a trail of chunky lacing on the glass sides as the head slowly subsides. T: Lightly smoky, with a phenolic edge; smoke phenols combine with moderate bitterness and herbal hop flavor, lending a fairly lean, bitter edge; lightly doughy malt; very clean fermentation profile; no sweetness, cracker malt flavor throughout. P: Light body with medium-high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Fun take on a helles--with the smoke element; the smoke is just on the borderline of unbalancing the beer, given the phenolics, but it does stay in balance overall; the helles beer underneath is nice, quite clean and with a nice backbone of fresh pils malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rich8880 (13) - - MAR 10, 2017
Pleasant beer. Nice aroma - for me caramel/floral but mildly so. Golden, frothy, appearance. Pleasant but not a wow taste - medium sweetness, medium bitterness (id prefer a stronger malt taste) Good palate. medium body, creamy, lively. Very drinkable - Id like to try it draft.

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