Style: Smoked Lager

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 21

99/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Von Ebert Brewing Rauch Helles

What the brewers say

“We took our Helles recipe and mixed it up a little by adding malted barley that has been smoked with beech wood and cherry wood. Flavors of wood smoke and baked bread.”

What our panel thought

“Yellow and bright; effervescent. The nose takes me to Bamberg: classic beechwood smoke coupled with some fine pilsner malt. Well-balanced, floral hop bitterness; medium-low smoke, with smooth biscuit and pie crust. Base is like milder helles that works well with the smoke. Super clean. Likeable balance on this. Classic in every way.”

What our editors thought

“BBQ pit meets apple and cherry on the nose—intensely smoky with an initial sharp bite, yet the light body offers an endearing malt sweetness that softens the phenolic line.”

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