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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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on draft at sams in Durham into a shaker

pours a crisp golden color with a nice head. smell is dominated by pilsner malt and noble hops. taste has a good amount of smoky flavor to it as well as the noble hops. good drinkability if you're a fan of smoke. mild bodied, mild carbonation.

overall another winner from ballast point.

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On tap at Sticks and Stones last night.Poured a clear light lemon color with a nice looking lacey white head atop.The smoke is a little subdued but is noticable in the nose,mainly toasted cereal grain and lightly sweet bread dough.Flavors are pretty delicate with the smoke playing a role that enhances the beer but doesn't over power it,grainy and quite dry with just a hint of honey-like sweetness in the finish.A good quaffing beer and pretty food friendly to boot.

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On tap at Toronado in San Diego, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, smoke, and a slightly funky aroma. Taste is much the same with smoke and funk flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that tastes somewhat fine but has a pretty bad infected aroma.

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Had it on tap at the Liberty in Charlotte, NC

Im not much on smoke beers, but I am a BP fan, so had a small taste and my eyes really opened up. So got a pint.

The smokey taste was bigger than I expected, but definitely not overwhelming. It finished sweet. I had a second pint with a pork chop and that nailed it. I really enjoyed it the second time.

Great job BP. You really surprised me with this one. If I could find more of it, I would definitely have another!

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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.