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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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519 Ratings
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 32
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

dcguitar, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of silverking
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pale hazy gold with a thin white head. Decent retention, excellent lacing.

S- floral, smokey, fresh cut timber. Very inviting.

T- hardwood smoke, biscuit, very subtle and elegant.

M- crisp, clean, refreshing. Slightly watery finish.

O- very nice.

silverking, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into wine glass.

A - A very pale yellow with a bit of haze. A fair amount of carbonation, seemed alive. ~ 1" head formed which stuck around. A bit of lacing left behind on the glass. Good looking lager.

S - Very, very unique. Up front, there's a sweet smell, almost like cinnamon. Not exactly what I search for in my favorite style of beer. Noble hops poke through slightly at the end, as does some mild malt.

T - I was apprehensive after the aroma, but thankfully none of that "cinnamony" aroma could be noted in the taste. Mild, slightly sweet malts up front, along with a slightly fruity, almost pear-like taste. Unique and enjoyable. As with the aroma, noble hops can be noted in the aftertaset. And as a good lager should be, very crisp and clean tasting. Slight bit of breadiness, too.

F - Good as Helles lagers should be. Enough carbonation for your fizz fix, and it's easy on the throat and tongue. Absolutely positively a session beer. It would be one in the future for me, but this stuff is expensive in my neck of the woods.

O - A solid Helles, and a good representation of the style. I still think there are better Helles', but this is absolutely worth a try. Crisp and clean with a mild fruity and hoppy taste, could be an excellent session beer. Highly recommended to lager fans.

stella77artois, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Redstone
Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Rich sweet caramelized pilsner malt dominates the aroma. Rich dried fruit, prunes and raisins come to mind. Non existent hop aroma. Lightly spicy and almost smokey component shows up in the aroma as well. The flavor is rich with lots of caramelized sugary maltiness and plenty of dark dried fruits. There is a hint of herbal hop flavor and a bit of sweet cardboard. Medium body with a fairly dry finish. Moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Love the aroma here, but the flavor suggests this bottle my be less than fresh. One day I will make it over the ocean to try some great lagers the way they were meant to be drunk!

johnnnniee, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

shigg85, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

brbrocc, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of BethanyB
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A massive, cotton candy ball of a head sits atop a very clear, pale gold brew. Light lacing is left on he glass, and the creamy foam is very long lasting.

Smell: Pils malt is apparent, with its yeasty, bready smell and faint background of DMS. Light floral hops are also detected. In all, very appropriate for the style.

Taste: Light and clean--this is definitely a lager. Bready malt dominates, but a very mild hop bitterness exists to balance things out. All these aspects are very true to style, but even for a light lager, the flavor seems a bit lacking. A slight metallic taste that I would expect in a Dortmunder export, but never this, pops out from time to time.

Mouthfeel: Too light and watery. Should be medium-bodied. The carbonation is also less than medium, which is the standard.

Overall: A traditional, well done Munich Helles in many ways, but with a watered-down character that keeps it from making a truly positive impression.

BethanyB, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

draft at sams in Durham, into a duck rabbit pint glass.

pours a crisp yellowish gold with a nice inch thick head. the smell is very pronounced with malts and hops and even a bit of smoke, though this isn't one of their smoked beers. the taste is very flavorful with typical lager characteristics and tastes ALMOST smoked, but not quite. I very much dig it. light bodied, mild carbonation.

overall one of the better lagers out there. recommended.

Axnjxn, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Knapp85, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

John_Squires, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tbryan5, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

napetry, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured it in a Seidl mug and had some eggs with smoked and fried bacon on the side. I am not a particular fan lager beer or not at all of smoky malts. I bought it because it is a restrained Rauch using just the same equipment and yeast as the beers of this famous brewery. I thought I give it a try with a decent food pairing.

Look is straw yellow with a thick head white head that got coarse to fine bubbles. Bubbles are medium to fine size. Head reduces after while to nothingness. Looks like summer in a glass.

Aroma is grassy and noble hops with some campfire. I took a while to identify the smokey flavor as it is well balanced with the hops. Even when you have nailed it, it never gets overpowering as it sometimes does with regular Rauchbiers.

Taste is just a touch of pilsner malt sweetness and I hardly get any smokiness, but I do get a good amount of nice late hoppy bitterness that is pretty intense for a Helles and probably intensified by the smoke.

Light body and a bit too fizzy. Certainly refreshing and to the style.

I am still not convinced of the smokey flavors but I do think this is a nice beer and good for pairing with BBQ or any smoked food. It is a refreshing thirst quencher and sessionable like any other Helles. This beer definitely gots its place in the world and I might come back to it.

safaricook, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Lukass, Jul 21, 2013
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.