TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2017 villevav (507) - - OCT 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bottle from One Pint in Helsinki. I was surprised they had this, because I haven’t seen this beer even in Bavaria! The smoked notes mentioned in the label were not detectable in the aroma nor taste. All in all, Schlenkerla Helles a fairly pleasant normal Helles.
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. erling1000 (787) - - 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 Grumpelmies (362) - 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. MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2017
There's no drink in the world that's quite like a classic German Lager and Schlenkerla's Helles Lagerbier is a beauty. Its pour is golden and sudsy. Hoppy earthy, grains, and smoked malt smells. The smoke makes for a very subtle meaty element in the brew. Otherwise, taste is very typical for the style: clean cereal grain start and a grassy, hoppy finish. Smooth, crisp texturing. Mildly bitter. Timeless and tasty. HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 29, 2017
A- Grains, subtle smoke, straw.
A- Gold color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Grains, corn, subtle smoke.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish.
O- Okay, smoke is very minimal but present. Wish there was more. A pretty decent lager.
samsomuk (191) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Nose is pale malt, caramel, light smoke. Taste is sweet malt, toffee, barley, light wood, moderate smoke. Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation, dry subtly smoky finish. Lovely! DroolYeast (1682) - Odder, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of smoke, light sulphur and malt. Clear golden with white head. Taste is smoke, light bitter and dry. Light body, watery feel and smoke malt finish. rodsquad (330) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Rosemount. Pours a clear gold with an abundance of bubbles finished off with a tall fluffy white head. Lager perfection. I cannot wait to get at this beer. After the initial sniff, I'm blown away by the spicy character. I was fully expecting to have to scratch around for aromas but they're here and correct. A dry sweet malt that doesn't lean into syrupy realms backs up the spicy warmth. Everything clean and tidy. The taste has the light sweet malt followed by the spice which carries a mild earthy bitterness across the tongue. Although nothing here is earth-shattering, this is balanced perfectly as a lager should. The palate is the only thing here I find fault with. It's light and refreshing with a dry gentle to moderate sparkle but the finish softens too quickly for me and I would have liked a crisper sharper finish. Nevertheless, everything is light and pitched straight at refreshment. This is lager. Brilliant. higgsbison (264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
A solid Helles. Nicely balanced. Not one I will seek out, but would gladly enjoy it if ever I come across it again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wlf (739) - 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