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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
89
very good

522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 32
Gots: 16 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bismarksays, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

djrn2, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

afsdan, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Snow81, Apr 30, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

RoyFokker, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale golden with a white one finger head in an Austrian mug, lots of fizziness.
Grainy smell, some faint wood, smoke.
Smoked biscuity malts, lots of grain. A little too lemon zesty, aside for some nice acidic apple. Grass towards the finish, then some unwanted metallic hops.
Light body, almost watery, crisp, almost refreshing.
Never had a smoked helles before, it was interesting, although with a few off notes. I guess Schlenkerla are really great at crafting dark liquid bacon, but this helles was a bit of a let down.

dcmchew, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

HoppySeb, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

NWHopinator, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jamaga69, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

innominat, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

gory4d, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

evilcatfish, Mar 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Kyrojack, Mar 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

psoriasaurus, Mar 02, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly - poured into a flared pils flute)

A: yellow gold, curious mild haze.... thinnish, fizzy head (unclean lines/faucet here?) - no lace

S: mild, blandish malt... light amount of phenolic smoke coming through... not particularly hoppy (just as an observation).... smells like a Helles, alright, just with subtle, flat aromas

T: vague clove phenolics.... only a light presence of smoke - was kinda curiously hoping for much more... not one particular element stands out.... blurry, flat malt and bready yeast flavors - seems "washed out"

M: quite light and clean.... not particularly effervescent... fine for what it's bringing flavor-wise which, if it were to have more flavor, it would need more body

O: was hoping for a bit more out of this, considering how wonderfully flavorful some of their other beers are.... the low level of smoke flavor wasn't necessarily a bad thing.... come to think of it, the last time I had a bland Schlenkerla on tap (the Lent beer) it was at Brauhaus, hmmm...

Bouleboubier, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

zenithberwyn, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DaveJanssen, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Bsetz, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mattmarka1, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

dmorgan310, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

allenson21, Jan 13, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear yellow with a finger of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Grainy, a little woody, lots of grain, dried flowers, a touch of smoke.
T - Slightly sweet malt, a little hop bite underneath, then the smoke comes in mid way, and doesnt overpower, its light touch but very nice.
M - Clean, crisp and light bodied. Very refreshing.
O - Good Lager with just a touch of smoke, I think it could use more, but its quite refreshing.

Omnium, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very interesting stuff. A clear, light Bavarian Helles with fine and firm head. The subtle smoke aroma makes this a unique beer. Much more drinkable than the Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Malty and satisfying finish, considering it’s relatively low alcohol level.

Westler, Dec 14, 2013
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.