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


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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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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wlf (740) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Golden with medium white head; aroma is smokey, woody and sweet malty; taste is sweet and malty, slightly herbal, smoke and wood, herbal and citric hops, medium bitter finish; texture is creamy with medium carbonation

Diabobale (541) - ITALY - SEP 17, 2017
Dorato limpido con cappello di schiuma bianca dalla lunga persistenza. Al naso miele e cereale, lieve erbaceo e affumicato. In bocca crosta di pane e affumicato. Amaro erbaceo molto pronunciato. Corpo medio leggero e carbonazione spinta.

lokis333 (574) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2017
clear deep golden colour with medium white foam. Aromas of honey and bacon with sweet malty and sweet rye notes with a touch of sweet flowers. Palate, medium body with smooth milky texture leaving sweet malty finish. Taste, sweet of pale malts and grains with slight sweet honey and vanilla notes with this lingering in the darkness at the back in the deep, strong but sweet, rye and smokey salami touch which does not interfere but it lurks there.

ischas (812) - - SEP 6, 2017
0,5 l Flasche. Goldenes Bier, grobporiger, stabiler Schaum, schöne Gardine. Riecht rauchig. Schmeckt malzig süß, nur leicht rauchig, insbesondere im Abgang.

Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2017
From the bottle. Very good quality Helles, full taste, fresh, lives up the expectation on a Franconian beer.

blueruin (182) - - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours light classic lager yellow. Minimal head. Aroma of subtle beech smoke, nitrates, salami. Taste is lager sweetness with subtle underlying smoke and barnyard. Very good.

GhostS (513) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 27, 2017
Aromă medie, mult și predominant afumată, ceva malț și paie pe fundal. Gust ușor și plăcut afumat, cu puțină duritate și ceva rugină, puțină dulceață de malț, ceva amăreală cu note pământoase și frunze uscate spre final. Bună, un lagar afumat bine făcut, dar cumva dur, cu un aspect foarte curat și transparent.

HomeWaters (27) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Kind of like drinking a Michelob, then sensing the smoky aftertaste. Not bad. Adjectives include: roasty, smoke, golden, frothy, light sweetness, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, lightly bitter, lively, bitter, hay, barnyard,

saintbase2 (492) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

meccahh69lol (351) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Pours a classic boring golden lager color but the smell is a real head scratcher; unlike any other beer I’ve smelled before, a weird thin paper mix of smoke and cough medicine, kind of unpleasant at first, but it wins you over after you get used to it. The taste is full of smoke but not much else. It is actually a pretty good balance of full watery lager but with some thick mesquite smoke to keep you around. Definitely unique and recommended for a one off at least even though some will definitely not like it. Good for jamming the new Incantation record while awaiting the return of your beloved boo boo the next day! Huzzah!

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