Aecht "Schenk-Erla" - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Draft at Old Meck. Goldish/amber pour, finger of off white head.
Aroma, smoke is REALLY subtle. Some grainy and toasted malt and toffee.
Taste, again a nice grainy malt. Some caramel and bread. The smoke is a nice accent throughout and lasts nicely throughout. Finish is a little herbal, anise and smoke. Thought this opened up a bit more as it warmed.
Heavy side of light body. Good carbonation, no real sign of the 7%. Pretty easy drinking.
Reminded me more of some of the smoked wheat malt beers I've had rather than the Bamberg classics. Still was pretty good, more of a warm weather Rauchbier.
Serving type: on-tap
03-31-2013 21:58:12 | More by Bung
3.76/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with a finger of creamy bright-white head. Good retention here that dots the sides of the glass with sticky swathes of lace. The aroma has a light meaty smokiness to it, backed by notes of caramel and fresh citrus flavors. A touch of a leafy feel hangs on the edges. Like the nose, the taste has a pleasant subtleness to it from the smoke, which nicely compliments the caramel sweetness and even a touch of roast that is present. A light, green flavored citric gives this just enough crispness to keep this actually quite drinkable. The feel is medium bodied with a firm creaminess to the carbonation and an overall nice presence in the mouth, especially for 7%. This was an interesting beer. Part of me wanted to them to go the full distance with the smoke in this but on the other hand, I also appreciated that they were trying for something here with a Rauchbier character but more drinkable than that style normally is. Anyway, this was decent but I’d still love to see them go for a more straight forward take on the style at some point as well.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2013 12:32:56 | More by Kegatron
Aecht "Schenk-Erla" from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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