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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

995 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 69
Gots: 36 | 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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TheBungyo

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first beer of this style so hopefully I come close enough to reviewing within the style.
The pour is dark brown, almost black. For some reason, I was thinking this would be like a maibock .... yes I was very suprised when I smelled what reminded me of a smokehouse. Surprised, but very pleased. I love smoked beers. Initial taste reminds me of the skin on a burnt sausage. I get raw unsweetened caramel as well, and maybe a hint of burnt sugar. Mouth is medium. I could certainly see myself buying this again from time to time. I greatly enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 07:07:47 | More by TheBungyo
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

BB 06/2008, Served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: brown-ish hue with liquidy caramely hints, coming with a very creamy and tight beige froth, on top of moderate fizziness. Looking good.
S: very deep and thick note of salty&smoked fish and meat (esp. the famous Hunanese-style), beech-woody, and underlined by a rich caramely-nutty maltiness (w/o the sweet edge). Being intense and heavy, the aroma slightly lacks complexity as in other sister products.
T: incredibly delicious with a prevalent smokey salt-sweetness as in smoked ham as well as Chinese smoked longan-fruits (with shells), then leading towards a dry-ish hoppiness and rather bitter finish, against a solid backdrop of nutty malts. The long finish is herbal- and woody- bitter, on top of an everlasting and intense smokiness. Simply superb...
M&D: mildly spritzy and softly textured, this beer drinks absolutely great, smooth, and refreshing, with a full body yet very little hint of alc. Having tried the draught version last month at the NWAF 2008 that was spot-on, I first had some reservation about this bottled version; but now it's proved to be almost just as nice. For me this is a more-ish smoked beer, and a brilliant drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2008 19:07:11 | More by wl0307
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dasenebler

Maine

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark brown. Decent creamy head, dissipates to film and ring. Though not the same style, this Urbock Rauchbier looks a lot like a doppelbock, but once you smell it you'll notice the difference: pretty tart and hoppy smelling compared to their other Rauchbier but it has that quintessential smokey, meaty, bacon-like aroma.

As far as flavor goes, I prefer this one to the other Schlenkerla offerings. Has a more normal, lager-like taste compared to the brewery's other beers. The Rauchbier flavor is there though, and I love it: liquid bacon and smoked meat. Some great coffee and subtle chocolate notes as well, like the Märzen. Solid malt presence, with a slightly higher ABV than the Märzen and Weizen. Delicious and unique all around.

There is really nothing else like this in the world. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 17:54:59 | More by dasenebler
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
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Pours dark brown from pint sized bottle.

Smells of smoke, smoked malt, meat cooking over a campfire.

Smoke is dominant, but there is a nice malty backbone. Tastes of bacon, ham with a hint of sweetness.

A little thicker than the Marzen

Love a good Rauchbier and this one is up there with the best.

Serving type: bottle

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
92 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.