Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
appearance: The pour from the import style bottle gives a 0.5" bone white head that soon becomes a thin ring and a layer on the surface. The beer is a ultra-clear pale golden in color.
smell: Very "pilsner" in aroma, with clean German pale malts, a touch of grassy noble hops, and a slight sulfuric aroma. Easily noticeable, yet light enough to be called subtle, is a hint of that distinctive Aecht smoke aroma. If this wasn't such a light beer, the smoke would be easily overlooked.
mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the border between medium and high, and the body is light.
taste: Clean, pale German malts are pretty much even in strength with a subtle, natural hardwood smoke flavor. I get just a touch of noble hop flavor, mainly after the stronger flavors have subsided. Following the initial flavor rush after the swallow, the flavor becomes just slightly metallic. A light bitterness then kicks in, lingering with just a touch of metal and smoke in the finish.
drinkability: Very easily drinkable
Picked up a single bottle from Sam's Blue Light in Durham. I was told there that although this beer contains no smoked malt, it is made in/on the same equipment with which Aecht makes their rauchbiers, and in turn, picks up some of that characteristic.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2006 03:03:25 | More by blackie
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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.