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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 86
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 08-23-2001

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.
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Photo of Doomcifer
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours dark with ruby hues when held to light. Nice off-white head that sticks around.

Smell - SMOKY, campfire, charcoal, wood-oven, ...you get the point.

Taste - Sweet malts, ending semi-dry and smoky. Flavors of meat cooked over an open woodfire. So good.

Mouthfeel - Great body, good carbonation, dry finish

Drinkability - Definitely a good pairer. About to have some chili with this. I would love this by the campfire or any BBQ.

Photo of KYGunner
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark brown, root beer like coloring yields a thick masculine head that disappears quickly.

The scent is sweet smokiness. Tanned leather, BBQ ribs, sweet molasses, camp fire coals and ash all make a wondrous appearance.

The taste follows the nose both in smoke and sweetness. The sweetness blends into smoked meats. The smokiness blends into sweet grains. A well blended and tasty array, there's a robustness but its countered with a ease of drink. Love it!

Photo of Josiah2729
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

A-Black with creamy head, some lacing

S-Smoke! Smells like bacon, smokey-malty smell

T-Smoke, taste like bacon or other smoked meat, then tastes of malt, then a finish of smoke again

M-some carbonation medium thickness

O-great smokey rauchbier, I have heard that this was the standard, I was not disappointed.

Photo of xungmound98
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SwillBilly
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the bottle into my dimpled mug, Urbock is dark brown in color with some ruby highlights when held up to light. Topped by rather small tan head that fades rather quickly to a sheer lacing.

Smell: Bacon in a glass? Pretty damn close and whats better smelling than bacon? Smoked meat and charcoal dominate with just a hint of the dark fruity maltiness that lies beneath. Outstanding.

Taste: Starts with a nice, dark fruit maltiness with a hint of caramel before the smokiness permeates the middle. The middle is smoked meat and campfire embers. No trace of hops or alcohol. Smokiness lingers well after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in the mouth than I would expect with a nice creaminess and steady carbonation.

Drinkability/Notes: What a unique beer, a standard bearer for the Rauchbier style. Nice and smoky with charred meat and fire embers and hints of dark fruit hidden in the wonderful smokiness. A great beer to sip, would be ideal sitting by the fireplace or around the campfire or bbq. Easy to drink with alcohol well hidden. A fantastic change of pace beer and a beer the everyone should at least try once, though I will definitey buy more of this. Highly recommended, seek and enjoy.

Photo of wordemupg
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into tulip 20/7/14

A looks fairly dark until held to the light, has a clear maroon glow, big short lived tan foam leaves lots of random lace

S its smokey no doubt, smells like campfire clothing, smoked meat, faint coco and hard toffee, earthy notes, salty brine, smells like it should

T less smoke then the nose but that still leaves plenty, more chocolate, earthy notes are strong, similar to the nose but not quite the same levels of smoke

M lighter side of medium, stops just short of foam, intense smokey aftertaste just keeps going

O it is what it claims, lots of smoke, super easy to drink, I'm wishing I had some BBQ to eat with this

I bought this one to make some sauce the ribs I'm making and I think I'll need to grab another bottle to eat with them.

Photo of budgood1
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours out of the half litre bottle a deep garnet colour, with a thick but fine head. very little laciness. intense smoke aroma. not overpowering but definitely the star of this brew. some underlying maltiness; sweet notes of caramel and chocolate. the charred flavours and smokiness in the taste profile intermingle quite nicely with a neatly balanced malt bill. sweet toffee and caramel...some choco and coffee flavours on display...all accompanied by the all ever present delicious smokiness that makes this bock beer outstanding. it's layered and complex. mouthfeel is about perfect, and the body is about perfect for a bock style. finishes dry. drinkability is very good, although one might want to pair this with some sort of cured meats and bold cheeses. on it's own, a half litre or maybe a full litre might be enough at one time. i like this beer and will revisit it again under the right circumstances. yummy stuff.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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