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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1061   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2869) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
Pours hazy golden with low white head Aromas crisp of rye bread, herbs, slight citrus, hints of peated malts Taste has notes of bread, hay, citrus, corn, slight peat Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation, low bitterness, crisp

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4654) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours fairly clear golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves some sparse lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is smokey, slightly floral and tiny earthy with crackers, bread, smoked sausage, hay, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly malty, smokey, slightly floral and tiny earthy. Mouthfeel is tiny crisp, round and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with fresh bread, smoked sausage, hay, minerals and lemon peal. Hugely drinkable and very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6651) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle from local SB Eriksberg cons 2016-09-01 Gteborg AR: sauna smokey birk, rustic bready AP: clear coppery, wee bubbly creamy ofwhite foam F: sauna smokey birk, rustic bready, intensive carbonation, dey,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewhemia (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
Clear very pale yellow with thick white head. Nice dusty cellar aroma with hint og smoke. The taste is medium sweet with a balanced smoky flavor. Tastes really good. I like the combination of the refreshment of a helles lager and the smokiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
avantdagare (245) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2016
2 finger white head, yellow body. Nose: Charcuterie, smoked notes and wheat, Taste: Smoked notes, charcuterie, wheat, white bread, dark bread and oatmeal. Semi-long ending, low bitterness, exceptional balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (661) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2016
Ljus och klar. Lite bröd och lite beska. Balanserad och trevlig, men lite väl anonym. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (453) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
Hr vilas det inte p gamla lagrar. Det handlar snarare om en lager i ett format som r lika sllsynt som...eh...rkig lager. Det r tyvrr lagom mycket rk utan eld, inte s mycket mer. Rkaromen och rksmaken utgr hela vitsen. Utan den hade det hr varit en tmligen blyg lager.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2994) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2016
I love their smokier brews but this is a fine example of restraint. Without the smoke this would likely be a slightly above average Helles the smoke adds complexity and interest without overwhelming the base beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden, medium size, white, head, good lacing. Pleasant smoky aroma, wood, wet hay, black pepper and bread. Lively carbonated, fizzy but smooth. Malty taste with a very nice smokiness, hay and grass, woody, bacon, sausage, bread and apple. Fresh, grassy hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1904) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden body with a tall white head, that hangs in there on its way down. Aromas of light bread and some grass gently wrapped in a campfire smoke with a meaty presence. A touch of floral notes in the background. Flavor is similar, followed by a brief distinct grassy bitterness that bites off. Easy to drink, yet complex. Accompanied well with beef jerky.


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