Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by MBPChead:
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Just about to open the bottle and see what lurks inside. I've been waiting to try this one as well as several of the other Rauchbiers from the brewery. That being said, here goes.
Look: Beautiful dark amber and ruby brown in color, with a thick creamy billowy head. Simply beautiful
Smell: Right off the bat it exhibits a smoked meat and wood aroma (particularly sausage, but also some ribs and steak) with a lurking presence or roasted malt caramel and brown sugar, followed by freshly baked bread and a slightly nutty characteristic. Wonderful smell overall.
Taste: The nose doesn't lie, right off the bat I get the flavor of spicy smoked German sausage, charred ribs, and beef jerky. It also exhibits a brown sugar quality that reminds me of barbecue sauce and exhibits a slight roasted bitterness character that reminds me of coffee as well as the flavor or char. Good overall, not as good as I expected but still quite tasty.
Feel: Smooth with a tingly feeling on the tongue at first that leads into a slightly thick creamy sensation. Quite pleasing to say the least.
Drinkability: This thing really gives you a wallop, I've had one and I'm already done I don't need anything else after this.
Final notes, Quite a good beer overall. Looks and smells wonderful and is very potent. Tastes pretty good, and feels very good, but one of these will be more than enough.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 00:09:40 | More by MBPChead
More User Reviews:
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.