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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
89
very good

508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 30
Gots: 15 | 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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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.66/5  rDev +18%

A: Clear golden yellow with a huge frothy head with sticky lacing. Pretty beautiful.

S: grainy and grassy with a hint of smoke.

T: Biscuity, bready, grassy, grainy. Taste starts with the biscuity grass then switches to being a touch smokey before going back to a bready grainy grassy taste. complex and wonderful.

M: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing.

O: Its amazing that this beer isn't talked about more. It has great balance, it's refreshing, crisp, packed with flavor, and 4.3% abv. Doesn't get much better.

03-08-2014 02:09:13 | More by Givemebeer
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

09-02-2014 02:10:04 | More by webmanspidey
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +14.2%

Clear gold in color with a large, frothy, white head. Excellent retention and a fair amount of lacing. Clean looking lager. Subtle but pleasant aroma of bready malts and just the slightest hint of smoke. Medium bodied with low bitterness. Perfectly carbonated.

If you are a fan of lagers but are avoiding this beer because you don't enjoy the flavor of smoked malts, do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle immediately. There are no smoked malts used in this beer. The hint of smoke is delivered via the yeast and is barely noticeable. If anything, it rounds out the flavor profile and adds a bit of body.

Overall, this was one of the most enjoyable beers I have had in a long time. No longer will I keep walking past it and passing it up in the store. This might be the perfect BBQ beer to pair with grilled foods.

08-24-2014 00:27:47 | More by Jacobob10
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smbslt

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

An interesting twist to the style. The smokeless smokiness gives it a grunge, homemade vibe. This is probably not their best offering but it does make me want to keep an eye out for their real smoked beers.

08-21-2014 02:48:14 | More by smbslt
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clarknova

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-19-2014 09:43:54 | More by clarknova
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

08-15-2014 01:28:56 | More by birdsellam
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JavierChang


2.48/5  rDev -37.2%

08-13-2014 12:40:29 | More by JavierChang
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KenSpliffyJr

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-11-2014 02:50:51 | More by KenSpliffyJr
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udfan07

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-10-2014 22:06:02 | More by udfan07
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Donkster46

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-10-2014 00:12:47 | More by Donkster46
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keithmurray

New York

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured into a mug

Appearance - golden color liquid with white head

Smell - grains, honey, ash/firewood

taste - flavors are balanced here, you get that wheat/grain/honey sweetness normally associated with helles lagers and it is followed up by the burnt firewood flavor of the smoke, I like the way the smoke is integrated into the flavor, makes its presence known without being dominant

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, honey sweetness upfront followed by the smoke in the finish, refreshing

Overall - this is a very nice Helles Lager, I love the integration of flavors from a traditional Helles lager and the smoke. I would drink this more often if not for the price tag. Recommended

Price Point - $5.69/16.9 oz bottle

08-09-2014 18:46:25 | More by keithmurray
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Vestlake

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-07-2014 03:08:26 | More by Vestlake
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bentpages

California

4.76/5  rDev +20.5%

Interesting taste of subtle smoke paired with lager-style freshness. It's unique to create a rather light lager beer with so much flavor. Compared to the original "Aecht Schlenkerla" this is the best solution because you will be able to enjoy a toned down smoke flavor with a not so heavy beer. It is unfortunate that it costs me $5.99/bottle here in San Francisco, whereas it costs $1 in Germany.

08-05-2014 01:08:14 | More by bentpages
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2014 18:19:10 | More by Andrew041180
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suckaj

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

07-29-2014 15:06:09 | More by suckaj
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planchito


3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-21-2014 21:34:48 | More by planchito
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dcf5ve

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-17-2014 20:36:47 | More by dcf5ve
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-14-2014 03:22:32 | More by bret717
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AndyandAng

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-14-2014 00:08:38 | More by AndyandAng
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-12-2014 21:21:28 | More by reaganrvltn
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f_raud

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-12-2014 04:36:50 | More by f_raud
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-08-2014 23:05:32 | More by ramblinwreck101
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-08-2014 03:01:58 | More by GClarkage
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-03-2014 00:55:05 | More by Dan114
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-30-2014 19:02:18 | More by Walkerjgt
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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.