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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
88
very good

488 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 29
Gots: 7 | 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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StJamesGate

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw with lots of streamers of bubbles and a cottony head that puckers and laces. Nose has light smoke - more like ham than sausage - that doesn't mask sweet grain and dried hay hops. Cream cracker malts and mild grass and cumin hops with the same light smoke from the nose overlaying the whole thing. Light, soft, clean, some oil.

(But why isn't this a rauchbier?)

Nice balance with the smoked malts, but I'm not sure it's a great Helles underlying the whole affair. Still, probably the best entry into smoked beers for the uninitiated.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 21:57:07 | More by StJamesGate
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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.