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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 59
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-25-2005

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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 101
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McMatt7
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle.

Deep ruby-brown color with a huge tan head. I roused the yeast from the bottom of the bottle, giving it a cloudy appearance. Strong smoked meat aroma and flavor and nothing else. Like biting into a smoked sausage. Lighter bodied than the Märzen and incredibly easy to drink. Full flavored yet clean and smooth.

So fortunate to find a bottle of this. Brewed especially for Lent, I wouldn't mind drinking this any time of the year. Another beautifully crafted, outstanding beer from Aecht Schlenkerla. Highly recommended.

Photo of WoostaBia
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 4.79/500 mL bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bottle at 45 degrees into stange
Aroma of light smoke
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to variable ring 2 - 4 mm
Lacing fair - rare small island and partial curtains of tiny to small bubbles
Body brown with reddish cast, clear
Flavor – slightly sweet and smoky, likes an aftertaste like ashes; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of allenson21
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webmanspidey
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfcaa193
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leitmotif
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandonld23
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbirra
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fuller mouthfeel than the maerzen. Rounder, softer, and a touch sweeter. The smoke isn't nearly as intense, and the lighter malts come through, with a good a little hop flavor in the aftertaste.
Great beer, and a great change of pace from the standard maerzen.

Photo of navband
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought fresh from the brewery on Ash Wednesday. Served in a handled mug, unlike their normal beers which are served in a glass. Slightly cloudy, slightly less smoky and slightly stronger than their regular offerings, this is a beer to try and enjoy!! Note: available only during Lent!!

Photo of hozersr
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of rgriffin
4.96/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of HipCzech
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Serving: on tap at The Hay Merchant, poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Deep, dark amber brown. Fine, off-white foam heat with good lacing.

Smell: Meaty, wood smoke aroma.

Taste: Moderate smokiness interlaces caramel and sweet, fruity malt. Slight tartness and bitterness emerge before a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Very flavorful and complex while still extremely drinkable. Although the smoke is present throughout, it never dominates, only complements a solid malty base.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
94 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.