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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: 71
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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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-10-2014 18:35:56 | More by NightINgale
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-10-2014 16:18:53 | More by henryclay_
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-10-2014 04:34:13 | More by mrp2323
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QueerBeer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up with hesitation, as I had yet not had a rauchbier I liked. This was the gamechanger. Pours a deep, rich mahogany with a one-finger or so head. Deep smokiness in the nose, which corresponds to the flavor. Like delicious slow-smoked pork, with just a hint of malty sweetness. A bit effervescent on the tongue, almost overwhelming the taste profile. But overall, very very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 15:45:08 | More by QueerBeer
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-04-2014 00:09:05 | More by djrn2
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PoppaSquat

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-02-2014 15:57:56 | More by PoppaSquat
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-01-2014 01:53:18 | More by afsdan
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-30-2014 16:52:41 | More by csfcmitchell
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-28-2014 23:08:46 | More by Heavenisbeer
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RoyFokker

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

04-28-2014 03:20:34 | More by RoyFokker
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2014 05:00:26 | More by Braz
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-20-2014 22:54:49 | More by Wobbly
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-20-2014 08:32:06 | More by DemoniChris
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Beric

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 17 April 2014

Appearance: Pours a rich amber-brown with a dirty white one finger head. Crystal clear beer with strong amber accents- this one really looks pretty. The head is froathy but not creamy. Great lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells of soft smokiness and malt sweetness. The smokiness is rather subdued in the nose.

Taste: A magnificently complex blend of sweet malts and dark smoke. The smoke in this one compliments the malt backbone and does not overpower it entirely, though it is certainly the dominant flavor in this beer. The malt backbone really carries the smoke softly and smoothly over the palate in the entire duration of a sip- you get a nice pop of somewhat harsh smokiness up front which really mellows out in the middle and then leaves a nice sweet finish at the end. Marvelous.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full-bodied.

Overall: This is a magnificent beer. I was truly impressed with how the malts and smoke complimented each other in this beer. Rather than the smoke being overpowering or playing second fiddle to a sweet Bock beer, both flavor elements combined in a truly masterful brew. The ABV on this one isn't too high at only 6.6%, but if you LIKE a Rauchbier, this one will really sneak up on you since it is so smooth and easy to drink. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:50:46 | More by Beric
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-17-2014 21:59:40 | More by doc17325
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mactrail

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Color is dark golden brown with a thick tawny-tinted head. Massive nose that we associate with smoked meat, a peaty savory smell. Pleasantly foamy in the mouth in the German style.

Sweet with malt which helps mellow the billows of smokiness. After the initial smoke-out, the flavor does remind me of the common smoked Gouda cheese. Body is not exactly thin, but it's more on the lighter side. A persistent candy taste. A whiff of pepperoni.

This is hard to describe, but it's well worth tasting. The intense smoked malt is ever-present, but it's a good example of how a crazy flavor can work in a beer. Not expensive. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 06:33:01 | More by mactrail
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -27.4%

04-07-2014 19:43:02 | More by AScrambledEgg
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delgotit99

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-06-2014 19:51:30 | More by delgotit99
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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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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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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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
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
92 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.