Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Longstaff:
4.75/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sample from a growler that was procured from Max's in Baltimore by one fantastic BA. Growler was filled to the rim on Easter Sunday and carefully driven up the east coast during a driving rain storm, carefully packed on ice, sealed with electrical tape, and enjoyed on Easter Monday.
Poured out with a creamy dark tan head that sat ontop of a dark garnet, fading to black body. Initial aromas of classic Schlenkerla beechwood smoke. When it warmed, I dectected slightly fruity aromas peeking through with earthy/spicy hops trying helplessly to be noticed through the cloud of smoke. Creamy mouthfeel exploded with smoke flavors reminiscent of sitting around the campfire roasting marshmellows which lead to sweet caramel and pils malt flavors. Clean middle quickly turns bitter and clean, almost flavorless hop resins coat the tounge, throat, and lips. Each sip loads your mouth with smoke, sugary sweet malt, and squeeky clean hop bitterness in succession that keeps you begging for another sip.
An unbelievable smoked session beer that could replace any food and leave you satisfied. Although it goes great with smoked ham and radishes. I was deeply dissapointed when the growler was finished. Guess I'll have to wait until next year - or brew my own.
Serving type: growler
03-29-2005 04:22:01 | More by Longstaff
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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
94 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.