Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Ego:
4.58/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
38 inches of snow here... might as well down a beer.
the head is more subdued on this than it's fellow brew mates, it settles in quickly and becomes a nice layer on top of a deep ruby hue, some light does pass through but a GPS would help, plenty o' carbonation rises from the top, lacing is clingy and consistent, nice looking glass o' beer.
ah, the joy of rauch, this is a pretty intense one, like sticking your head over a dying fire, the malt is definitely singing here, smoked meat aroma galore, absolutely fills up your head with smoky goodness, the wood flavors in the back are delightful, this is beer ? damn! I do also sense a touch of dark fruit in the background, man, I could sniff this all damn night like my dog sniffs asses. outstanding. this is drool worthy.
looking at the carbonation you would think this would have more carb bite, but it is actually ultra smooth, up front this is thick and malty, and just when you think it might turn super sweet you get that flavor of licking some ash and it balances out. the smoke aroma then fills your passages as you bask in the afterglow of a nice sip, this beer sets a mark, a standard, it is super easy to drink but you want to savor it to go through the trip of each sip.
if you remotely like rauchbier you need to come here. period.
paired with some extra sharp wisconsin white cheddar
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2010 03:56:47 | More by Ego
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4.75/5 rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
THE quintessential rauchbier!! Mild smoke in the nose with a nice malty character. Starts off with a nice toffee flavor that is quickly usurped by the smokiness... And man is it smoky. Mild hops bitterness on the finish... Barely noticeable through the smoke. Very nice!
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 23:03:03 | More by EGreen
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
92 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.