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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles)
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-10-2011)
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

sisterthelonious, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Axnjxn, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

TaraBrynn, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Pecan, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

InspectorBob, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

oberon, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

KidsDoc, Mar 12, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

djaeon, Oct 28, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

dvmin98, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

tbeq00, Aug 11, 2012
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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.