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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4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle poured into tulip 20/7/14
A looks fairly dark until held to the light, has a clear maroon glow, big short lived tan foam leaves lots of random lace
S its smokey no doubt, smells like campfire clothing, smoked meat, faint coco and hard toffee, earthy notes, salty brine, smells like it should
T less smoke then the nose but that still leaves plenty, more chocolate, earthy notes are strong, similar to the nose but not quite the same levels of smoke
M lighter side of medium, stops just short of foam, intense smokey aftertaste just keeps going
O it is what it claims, lots of smoke, super easy to drink, I'm wishing I had some BBQ to eat with this
I bought this one to make some sauce the ribs I'm making and I think I'll need to grab another bottle to eat with them.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:54:26 | More by wordemupg
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
92 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.