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

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RATINGS: 1051   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
villevav (456) - - OCT 25, 2011
A bottle from One Pint in Helsinki. I was surprised they had this, because I havent 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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s00sl (496) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Great helles. Aroma of smoke. Pours clear golden with big foam. Taste of malts and smoke. Not so drinkable but well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaijinSen (372) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Pours perfectly clear, golden colour with a sizeable white head. Aroma of grain, slightly metallic and herbal with a whiff of smoke. Semi-dry with lively carbonation, a distinct bonfire smoke flavour and solid malty backbone. The bitterness is quite strong, herbal. The smoke notes are quite unique and fit the beer well. I am not a fan of Helles style of beer. Thus, easy drinking and solid as it is, the beer simply isnt my prefered kind of choice. Still I value the quality of the brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buczykij (19) - Limanowa, POLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Barwa złocista, idealnie klarowne. Piana dosyć obfita, zbita, drobna, trwała i ładnie zdobiąca szkło. W aromacie daje o sobie znać subtelna nuta wędzonki, ktra jest obecna rwnież w smaku, poza tym aromat słodowy. W smaku dobrze wspłgrają ze sobą nuty wędzonki i słodu. Piwo średnio wysycone, przyjemna, wyraźna acz krtka goryczka. Dobrze pijalne piwo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SonOfAnarchy (146) - ST HELENA - DEC 6, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a rich white head, with a good-looking lacing. Aroma of light smokiness (think smoked ham) and hints of malt. Taste is smoke and malt, medium sweet, medium to low bitterness. Smoky finish of medium length. Medium body, crisp texture, high carbonation. Refreshing clean profile combined with a very high drinkability. Brilliant!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeBeermaster (490) - that guy from the internet, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Aroma is dominated by huge smokiness in the kind of fresh smoked ham. Also hints of maltiness and bit of tartness. Pale golden in the glass with dissipate rocky head. Lovely smokiness, bit of woody and broil notes. Moderate tartness with fresh hopiness is also noticeable. Malty base in the background. Fizzy carbonation, long smokey finish. It reminds me an imperial version of polish Grodziskie. Like father, like son. Good work.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kobracai (152) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Pours clear pale gold. Aroma is malts and light hay, and hint of smoke. Taste is malts, hay, and light bitteness in balance with fresh grass and a bit of smoke. Very nice beer. One of the best flavoured helles cause it doesnt go bananas in the experimentation but still ads a twist.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Estebanik (835) - Lublin, POLAND - NOV 29, 2016
Wysoka, zbita piana. Z butelki bardzo subtelna, kiełbasiana wędzonka. Ze szkła to samo + nieco wyraźniejsza słodowość. W smaku wędzonka ginie kompletnie pod wyraźnym, ziołowo-metalicznym nachmieleniem. Wysokie nasycenie, goryczka fajnie zaznaczona. Takie hellesy można pić na litry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JZiecik (5) - POLAND - NOV 28, 2016 does not count
Aroma: malty. Apperance: pale, clear, white nice foam. Taste: malty, medium bitterness Palate: avrage carbonation, little bitter finish Overall: highly drinkable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordBrew (220) - Ziemnice, POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Piwo idealnie klarowne, bardzo jasne, grubaśna śnieżnobiała piana, zdobi szkło. Aromat - czysty, słodowy, subtelna wędzonka, w tle minimalna kukurydza. Smak - bardzo przyjemna, lekka wędzoność, drewno, jasne słody, nawet jakaś goryczka jest. Posmak - słodowy, lekko chmielowy. Bardzo przyjemne i pijalne piwo!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (724) - - NOV 25, 2016
Aroma: smoked, corn, grain, Taste: light bitter, light sweet, corn, herbal, smoky, some sweet, malty notes


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