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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: 1051   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (96) - - NOV 25, 2016
Idealnie klarowne, jasnozłote z obfitą, białą pianą; opada umiarkowanie szybko, całkiem niezły lacing. W aromacie słodowe, czyste, chlebowe, przyjemna szynkowa wędzonka, bardzo delikatna kukurydza z tyłu. W smaku na wielki plus brak typowych wad, masła, diacetylu, dmsu etc, jest bardzo czysto i słodowo. Goryczka niska, wędzonka dobrze dopełnia to piwo. Wysycenie średnie, nie jest wodniste, bardzo pijalne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3547) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Mildly malty nose, with light smoke, somewhat earthy, creosote. Clear light orange/amber color, frothy head. Malty flavor, gentle smokiness. Some umami-like and woody notes develop in mid palate ... and, as it warms, those intensify. Thin-medium body, light carbonation. Very nice, The smoke is there, but its more of an accent than a main feature.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (372) - AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2016
50cl bottle. Golden color. Smells and tastes malty and a bit like a ham sandwich, subtle bread and meat, but there is also a hoppy crispness. Balanced malt sweetness, a bit metallic (could be the bottle though). Overall nice and sessionable, probably prefer the Mrzen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3980) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Clear daark yellow, white lasting, lacing foam head. Great aroma for this style and nice bitter taste. Some smoke there too, propbably infused by the brewing process using the same kettles as their Rauchbier. Very, very nice. (Velp 201611)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rozsoma (978) - Gyr, HUNGARY - NOV 11, 2016
Tyűhaaa! Az igazi smoked z hellesbe ltetve, igazi hinyptl darab. Gynyrletes. Nagyon harmonizl. Szjteljes szotyiz. Habos srm. Mindennapi sr. Kar hogy itthon ilyen nincs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (2233) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Helles Schlenkerla Lager by Schlenkerla ("Heller-Bru" Trum) at Osiedle Szaserw Nieprzegieta wedzonka, mowili, bedzie pan zadowolony... Wszedzie klamio! Dobrze, ze bambergowy slod wedzony w miare przyswajalny... bo zdominowal ewidentnie to piwo, malo hellesa zostalo

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (2099) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle Aroma-bread, grass, smoke, Appearance-pale, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (1235) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Butelka. Aromat wędzony, szynka. W smaku wysycenie wysokie. Klarowne, jasne, piana się utrzymuje.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tedovertu (295) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Nice and crisp beer. Clear yellow with a lacing white head. Very drinkable. Great for the style.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cerbier (711) - - OCT 26, 2016
0,5l Flasche. Gelbes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Typisch malziger Geruch fr ein Helles, schmeckt auch erst so, dann kommt eine dezente Rauchnote dazu. Das Bier wirkt harmonisch und sffig.


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