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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
89
very good

541 Ratings
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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 33
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 03-20-2006)
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4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw color with nice carbonation streams. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. With an immensely thick and frothy texture, along with excellent retention, it creates an aesthetically pleasing package combined with the streaks of lacing left on the glass. (4.25)

Smell: See, this is seemingly the opposite of the other Schlenkerla rauchbiers, which start off VERY smoky only to turn into their base beer. At first whiff, it smells like a typical helles - notes of cracker, white bread, and slight bubblegum dominate. And then the smoke arrives as a subtle suggestion...and THEN it fully coalesces with the helles base to create something great. (4)

Taste: The smokiness isn't as extreme as other Schlenkerla brews, as expected. It tastes mainly like a good helles lager, balancing notes of lemon, white bread, cracker, and even bubblegum initially. Of course, the finish brings a gentle smokiness in the proper tradition of this brewery. Combined, this becomes pretty much the best helles lager I've ever had. (4)

Mouthfeel: It has a nice fullness for 4.3% - it seems closer to 6%, but without the residual sweetness. That's a fantastic thing. It isn't bone dry, but I don't care. Nor is it spectacularly carbonated - again, don't really care. (4)

Overall: Well here you go, a fantastic way to introduce that special person in your life to the glory of Schlenkerla rauchbiers. Side effects include desiring constant Bamberg vacations, addiction to bacon, weight gain from bacon addiction, creating your own smoker, and burns from the crap job you did making your own smoker. (4)

4.01/5: Yeah, about that Bamberg vacation...

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3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
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A: Light straw gold with a small off-white head. Fantastic lacing.
S: Hard to make anything out. Makes more sense once I’ve started drinking it.
T: Particularly smokey, as in smokey bacon. Otherwise lemony and soft tasting with a light grainy flavour. Soft on the tongue and medium sweet.
O: Can not wait to vist Bamberg!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier has a thick, crackly, white head, a hazy, golden appearance, bubble streams, rather heavy lacing, and noticeable tan specks suspended throughout. The aroma is of very sweet, biscuit barley malt, bread crust, and smoke, which dies away over a bit of time. Taste is of those elements, riding alongside some pretty significant smoke presence. Yes, you do picked up the smoked pork with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and smoky.

RJT

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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.