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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: 1068   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (953) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2013
I was just complaining that I hadnt had a good lager in a while, here it is. Lager with smokey flavor. Delish. Like a lot of smokey (for a lager) which explains the editors note. Its not residual, its up front and helps round out the beer


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1661) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Aroma is slightly smoky, herbal, perfume, wheat, earthy hops, different. Appearance is golden, white head, slightly hazy. Taste is perfume, smoke, earthy hops, herbal, interesting. Mouthfeel is light body, light carbonation, smoky herbal aftertaste. Overall, its weird and interesting, unlike any beer Ive ever tasted, and certainly a unique Helles. Its worth trying. This brewery makes interesting beer all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bush_Docta (213) - - FEB 16, 2017
Pale golden, clear; pours with a thick, white head which leaves very nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is smoke (smoked ham, smoked cheese, charcoal) and malts. The taste is malty, bready with distinct smokiness, The bitterness is average, hoppy; the beers medium-bodied and very drinkable. A good combination of a classic malty lager and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (1347) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Butelka 500m. Kolor złoty, klarowny do blu, piana biała, drobnopęcherzykowa, ładnie osiada na szkle. Aromat łagodnej wędzonki, słodw a w smaku dochodzi łagodna goryczka ze słodem w tle. Bardzo dobry lager, wysokie wysycenie . Na podniebieniu przyjemne,dobrze ułożone i doskonale pijalne piwo.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (1882) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2017
Flasa z beershop.sk. Bledo zlta farba, biela pena. Vona sladova, jemne zaudena, trosku saponat. Chut sladova, trosku travnatej chute, jemne zaudenost. Dochut bylinkova, zlahka horko-zaudena. Lahko pitelne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (642) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle (1 pint 0.9 oz). Pours clear, pale gold color with off-white head and lacing. Smoke and grass aroma. Smoke and grass flavors. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (1566) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear golden yellow with a large white head. The aroma is grass and grains with some smokey notes. The taste is grass, grains and some bread. An average beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (1993) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2017
From tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clear golden with a big white head. Aroma has a light but prescent smoke, pilsner malts, slight grassy EU hops, pretty clean. Taste is crisp, subtle sweet, light bitterness, quite a bit of smoke. Light, crisp body and a medium high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2593) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle from total wine west Richmond Pours clear pale golden with a large white head. Lightly smoked peat aroma along with grasses and perhaps leaves. Flavor is smoked peat, grasses, autumn leaves, earth, wood. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclefrito62 (203) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2017
16 ounce bottle. Smell like yeast Light yellow in color. Lightly carbonated. Little fizzle on the tongue. Pretty good for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (710) - Pozna, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2017 Butelka 0,5l. Aromat przyjemny, wędzony ze typowym dla jasnych lagerw słodowym, delikatnie siarkowym tłem. W smaku głwnie słd, delikatna wędzonka. Wysokie nasycenie. Przyjemny, ziołowy finisz, goryczka zaznaczona.


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