Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier

500 mL bottle, $3.99 from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Been meaning to try this for a long time, finally got around to it this weekend.

Amazing yellow clarity in the body with a short lived head and no lace. Macro lager appearance.

I thought I was losing my mind when I tasted this up front. There was smoke! Mild but noticeable nonetheless. Apparently, the beer becomes “smoked” just by virtue of the fact that it passes through the brewery where all of the other smoked beers are made. To me, this is a flawed approach.

Typical, Euro lager, grainy/veggy nose – very ordinary. No smoke in the smell.

Quite bitter, with a coinage metallic taste being the overwhelming taste. Smoke cuts across he finish in a very obvious way, and lingers on the palate to maintain the significant bitterness.

Not my cup of tea at all.

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05/11/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.3 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 3
Total: 2.45
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