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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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89
very good

549 Ratings
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 03-20-2006

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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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4/5  rDev +1%

You can tell that a lot of time and skill went into this brew. Funnily enough a slight tea flavour, not at all out of place real complement

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Served cold from 500ml bottle into pilsner mug.

A) Clear golden colour, lots of bubbles and frothy white head. Looks good.

S) Sour helles malt is more evident than the smoke, but it is definitely there at the back.

T) Opposite to the smell, the smoke is there first. It imparts a bitterness to the usual Helles flavour. You can tell that this is a quality lager, smoke or no smoke. Behind the smoke is a lovely sourish malt flavour.

M) Fizzy and oddly warming. Goes down easy, no nasty aftertaste.

O) Superb. So much going on here and at 4.3% gives the lie to the theory that high ABV always means more flavour.

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4.51/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

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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.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.