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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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very good

514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 31
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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psoriasaurus, Mar 02, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -13.7%

(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%

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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1.53/5  rDev -61.3%

Smoked Helles Lager? This beer sucks. Smoke a porter. Smoke a stout. But a helles? Fuck outta here with that.

Look, i love german beer. I love Munich Helles Lager. I've been to Munich many times. Helles is a delicate beer that is often misrepresented and under appreciated.

That said, this beer sucks. The smoke over powers the already soft flavor of the helles. This was a drain pour for me

JMD, Dec 24, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%

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
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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

Light golden color with a thin head.
Mildly smokey aroma with floral and herbal notes.
Flavor of slightly smoked malt with its sweetness, nevertheless it is quite clean as a Lager should be. Notes of grassy hops and bread. Hints of minerals.
Light body with good carbonation.
Decent helles with an elegant smokey touch. But don’t expect bacon or any heavy ash smokness, and you will be fine.

FLima, Nov 29, 2013
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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.