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

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RATINGS: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, - JUN 6, 2012
A really unique beer. Subtle clean Helles with a lovely gentle waft of smoked goodness - a nice touch. Very drinkable UCSC Tasting June 12


3.1
jice (382) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2018
@VandB 2.20€ - ça c'est une bière dont on se rappelle, qui a une identité. Goût fumé très particulier et inhabituel pour une Lager. Un peu spécial et déroutant.

3.4
Aggiebob (1384) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Bottle. It poured a dark yellow with a white head. The aroma is smokey malt. It is smooth and we'll balanced.

2.6
swapp (405) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2017 500 ml bottle. clear gold color with small white head. smells some yeast and hops. taste are average hops bitter with strong yeasty taste and dried vegetables. very specific taste. aftertaste are dry bitter with rich yeast notes and dried vegetables. in future I think I'll rerate it. need one more beer to feel better in taste.

3.5
piwnanuta (271) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 15, 2017
Schenkerla jak zwykle na propsie. Ich piwa można brać w ciemno. Dobre, słodowe i wędzone.

3.5
17Beer (446) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Pint bottle. Nice sour wheat grass and malt smells. Pours a bubbling gold with a massive white head. Tons of lacing. Tastes of citrus with floral notes and a solid sour finish with above average carbonation. Super drinkable and very good.

3.6
Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle from SinH4. Many thanks! Pale orange with a white head. Aroma is dominated by smoked malt, toasted bread, some burnt hay. Taste is less so, more like a grassy helles beside a campfire.

3.4
hauxe (1015) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2017
Pours gold from the bottle. Thick, frothy white head that sticks to the glass in a web of lacing. Aroma is smoke, bacon. Taste is bittersweet with smoked undertones. Body is medium with a texture that is both watery and oily. Pleasant.

2.6
TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2017
A light sweet smell, malt and some hops. The head is rather large, white and foamy with a normal duration. The body is dark yellow. A light bitter taste, also a weak metallic note. The body is light and a little bit creamy with a lively carbonation.

3
erling1000 (826) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
A german, golden, crystal clear Dortmunder / Helles with white head. Aroma is smoke, malt, tea, bisquits. Taste is bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Grumpelmies (431) - GERMANY - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Bottle. Clear yellow/gold with a firm head. Aroma of grains and some subtle smoke. Taste is grainy, bready, a little bit spicy and mildly hoppy. Delicate smoke is very well integrated. Thankfully it's rather peat and wood than bacon. Medium to strong carbonation. Very balanced, very süffig. A lovely light Lager.


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