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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,016 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 72
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
First tapping every first Thursday of October. A bitter Smokebock for the strongbeer-season (October through December). Matured for weeks in the deep rock-cellar and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 08-23-2001)
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tigg924

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: huge head that dimples, dark brown, medium carbonation

Smell: pepper, campfire smoke, pork, and spice

Taste: huge smoky wood taste, spice, pork, burnt malt

Mouthfeel: very smooth, medium light body

Drinkability: I feel sort of bad giving this all fives, but truth be told I believe this is the benchmark for my favorite style. If I could have one beer for the rest of my life this is it. The smoke is not subtle--it is amazing. The other flavors are very complex. This hides the alcohol well. Everything a rauch should be. Everything a beer should be. This is the beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 02:37:59 | More by tigg924
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CaptinRedBeard

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-26-2011 08:11:59 | More by CaptinRedBeard
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HopsForBrains

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-18-2014 23:34:03 | More by HopsForBrains
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-10-2013 03:19:22 | More by EBeckett3
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-15-2011 04:31:40 | More by Beertracker
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wapavz

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-17-2012 12:25:05 | More by wapavz
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Motorcharge


5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Very dark brown with very little foam, though may have been due to how I poured it. Low carbonation.

S: Excellent pork BBQ smoky smell. Smells is if someone filtered it through charcoal from a pig smoker after smoking pork all day.

T: Tastes exactly how it smells. Stronger taste than I expected but that was a pleasant surprise. Awesome finish, slightly bitter, though bitter is a stronger word than I'd like.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink. Slight bitterness that twists the mouth a little, but it just makes you want to drink more. Very little carbonation made drinking it quickly quite easy.

O: I'm lucky enough to have 3 craft been bars here that have thousands of beers between their coolers and taps and a beer store with several hundred beers as well. I've tried countless beers over the years and come to love a handful that I'd recommend to anyone, but this is leaps and bounds better than anything I've had before. It was a little pricey at $5 a beer (retail store, not a bar) but well worth it. My only complaint is how fast it goes haha.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 00:52:25 | More by Motorcharge
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HotterThanHell

Arizona

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best on the planet!

Had this beer on tap in October, took notes, got really intoxicated several times, and lost my notes somewhere in Munich. (I think)

This beer is absolutely beautiful. Sat at a table with my brother (ungespundet) and our great friend (TTU94) and an elderly German couple who we shot the shit with via a translator (Ungespundet).

Dark, smoky, complex, in your face beer. Not for the faint hearted at all. But if you can make it, this is one of those rare beers that you will remember for a long time. Although the alchohol content may make you forget everything else.

If you get the chance to go to Germany, stop in Bamberg and visit this and the other 10 or so breweries and you will be in beer heaven.

Prosit!

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2008 03:35:52 | More by HotterThanHell
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-02-2011 22:33:22 | More by charladam
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Sgtgibbs

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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alexmel7

Spain

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-12-2011 19:48:42 | More by alalvarez75
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Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

10-23-2013 00:09:04 | More by ilikebeer03
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savagewhisky

Virginia

5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-27-2012 21:22:05 | More by savagewhisky
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rtrasr

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-19-2014 01:54:43 | More by rtrasr
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banjofred101

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-20-2011 03:53:42 | More by banjofred101
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delzer13

Nevada

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-13-2011 00:49:51 | More by delzer13
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Trapman

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-23-2013 19:04:36 | More by Trapman
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-09-2012 03:20:46 | More by WillKirkland
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CDAtkinson

Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Thunderball

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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sneefcity

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-12-2011 21:51:40 | More by sneefcity
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brdc

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance is similar to other Heller-Trum rauchbiers, golden brown, with a tan head that dissiaptes quickly leaving good lacing.
Smell is just terrific - I know a lot of people hates this, but I find it stimulating, and matches perfect with most meats, if smoked even better. Woodburning fireplace, salami, bacon, roasted sausages.
Taste is also impressive: malted, roasted meats, hints of alcohol, sausages.
Mouthfeel is what I expect from rauchbier, medium-bodied.
Very easy to drink with smoked sausages, the prototypical smoked beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 01:17:11 | More by brdc
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gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-29-2012 00:29:39 | More by gleemonger
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EliotTruelove

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

09-19-2013 01:10:28 | More by EliotTruelove
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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