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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles)
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85
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.18%


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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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
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hpthebull

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-01-2012 23:50:48 | More by hpthebull
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-16-2014 01:31:50 | More by Fettpopps
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-07-2013 00:19:12 | More by trytoketchup
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

11-02-2013 22:00:24 | More by sisterthelonious
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 18:02:09 | More by Axnjxn
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TaraBrynn

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-27-2013 18:39:54 | More by TaraBrynn
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Pecan

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-12-2013 02:57:35 | More by Pecan
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2013 17:13:54 | More by InspectorBob
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2013 14:10:18 | More by herrburgess
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oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 23:36:38 | More by oberon
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KidsDoc

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2013 04:24:56 | More by KidsDoc
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 00:18:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-21-2013 08:31:45 | More by ste5venla
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jsanford

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-27-2013 19:58:22 | More by jsanford
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arfenhouse

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-06-2013 08:46:11 | More by arfenhouse
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-28-2012 17:32:29 | More by djaeon
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 21:47:25 | More by dvmin98
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

09-23-2012 19:27:48 | More by brewdude1982
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-31-2012 17:47:41 | More by Skunkdrool
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-20-2012 02:53:59 | More by t0rin0
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2012 20:34:29 | More by tbeq00
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-10-2012 06:03:10 | More by Irrationalist
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden straw color with a white head. Certainly some smoke, but not overwhelming. Quite fruity with a good ester quality. Light malt aroma of bread and biscuit. Just a bit of citrus in the background. The flavor is nicely sweet with some biscuit malt, fruity esters, and just a general cereal note. Good smokiness with some light yeast and floral hops. Nice and light on the palate, too.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 15:51:51 | More by womencantsail
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montauk7

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-04-2012 22:30:51 | More by montauk7
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.9%

05-24-2012 02:26:56 | More by SickNukes
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Smoke Screen (Smoked Helles) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.