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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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BSuter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-18-2014 14:43:03 | More by BSuter
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beer64nut

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-17-2014 04:35:37 | More by beer64nut
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-16-2014 13:55:17 | More by Fettpopps
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evilcatfish

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-15-2014 00:28:05 | More by evilcatfish
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-14-2014 03:50:27 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-10-2014 22:50:21 | More by Ewhite2121
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JC333

New York

3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smell of this beer is worth the purchase price....a price that is very reasonable.

The smell is campfire slash smoked sausage and the taste is smoked sausage coated in hops. An extremely complex beer that deserves to be sipped and savored.

The uniqueness factor wouldn't have me drinking this often, but when I do....it will easily be enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:58:50 | More by JC333
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-07-2014 03:57:37 | More by threedaggers
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-24-2014 03:05:22 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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rtrasr

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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

New Mexico

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a stein.

German bier. Always tasty, always a pleasure to look at. The beer is foamy, with a pillow-like head a finger and a half thick. The head is cream colored. Beneath is a dark brown liquid with lighter blonde hues at the base. It's a simple appearance, but flawless and attractive.

When I put this beer to my nose, I'm immediately stuck by the similarity between this beer and a smoked ham. It's dead on. It's also very much like a campfire, smoky, woody, and with sweet hints of malt.

The taste doesn't deviate much from what the nose led me to expect. There's more smoked ham, sweet malt, campfire and woody notes, as well as a slight saltiness and some caramel notes. There are some lighter malt notes at the finish.

Like many a good german beer, this beer is complex, creamy with low to medium carbonation, a smooth finish, and very clean. The beer is like a camping trip or a Thanksgiving ham in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 22:26:55 | More by ONovoMexicano
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GMB

Japan

4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A standard pour of Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier's Urbock yields a beautiful deep brown-nose colored brew. The body seems opaque at first , but turns out iridescent when viewed against a light source, revealing ruby and burnt umber highlights. The ecru head rises to a picture-perfect inch-and-a-half, and shows no sign of receding at first. It takes its time as it slowly drops, leaving behind some sticky foam around the edges of the top of the brew, and an island of foam atop the body worthy of an italian cappuccino. Carbonation is gentle. I expect a rich, full mouthfeel with lots of viscosity.

The beer offers two distinct olfactory experiences. First, there is the light, slightly smokey aroma that fills the room as soon as the cap is popped. Then there is the complex bouquet of aromas that assert themselves when the brew is held close to one's nose. Roasted smokey aromas in the center, surrounded by molasses, burnt-butter-braised prunes and raisins, and toasted pumpernickel bread.

The brew is full and rich on the palate. It took me about 15 seconds to swallow my first sip. The aromas of the nose are converted to flavors on the palate, and are accompanied by iris flowers, toasted almonds, and a hint of dried tobacco leaf.

What's especially impressive about Urbock is that, despite its dominant smoke flavors, it doesn't send me into "smokey bacon and barbecued meats" land. Sure, those flavors are present, but there's a sophistication in this beer's flavor profile that is absent from any of the other smoked beers I've tasted in this style. I think that the malty backbone of the duppelbock style deserves some of the credit. But most of it goes to the brewers at Aecht Schlenkerla, who have produced something special here.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 20:13:44 | More by GMB
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Birdlegs

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-10-2014 16:46:46 | More by Birdlegs
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atomicbeer

New Mexico

4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking forward to this beer for a long time! Pours a bark root beer brown with a big foamy tan head that recedes to a 1/4 inch cap. Aroma is alder smoke big time over a mild beery underpinning. Smooth going down, the adler smoke is not as evident in the taste as the aroma but very very nice indeed mixed perfectly with a caramelly malt and tiny grassy hop flavor. Eminently drinkable. The 16.9 oz is disappearing quickly! Spectacular with pork.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 01:51:15 | More by atomicbeer
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-05-2014 02:57:51 | More by GCBrewery
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15%

02-02-2014 22:09:13 | More by psoriasaurus
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-01-2014 02:26:26 | More by SpasmWaiter
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dcmchew

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2014 18:33:16 | More by dcmchew
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CDAtkinson

Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-29-2014 18:27:06 | More by CDAtkinson
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

01-29-2014 01:45:49 | More by BradC
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bckayaalp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-27-2014 00:05:13 | More by bckayaalp
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DaveJanssen

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

01-26-2014 21:18:03 | More by DaveJanssen
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-25-2014 05:40:44 | More by Hopmodium
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gritz147

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-25-2014 03:47:23 | More by gritz147
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out cola brown and fills the glass with darkness. The body gives way to ruby highlights in the light. Fluffy lightly tanned head. Plenty of good looking lace.

Intoxicating smoky aroma emanates from the glass and comes through wonderfully in the taste with smoked meat/Gouda like flavor.

Brown sugar and caramel sweetness sticks in behind the smoke bomb that is the Urbock and sticks on the lips. Heavy medium body but fairly effervescent. Drinks nicely.

While heavily smoked there is still some finesse. Love Schlenkerla bier!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 16:53:15 | More by MattSweatshirt
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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