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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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657 Ratings
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 52
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Facts on Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche:

*brewed with 100% Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt
*8% alcohol
*40 bitter units from finest aroma hops
*Bernstein (amber) color
Schlenkerla Oak Smoke will be available during Christmas time 2009 at our historic brewery tavern in Bamberg (first tapping Dec. 18th), and on draft as special import in the USA - please contact our US importer for availability.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-13-2009)
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4.2/5  rDev +4%

MickeyKnox, Monday at 09:02 AM
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Liquor Shed.

A clear copper pour, small head of foam, not much lacing.

The smoke sure does dominate the nose. I get a hint of malty sweet notes from the DB base beer but not much.

More of the DB style shines through in the taste. Bready, sweet, and of course, the smoke.

Medium body, light to medium co2.

A brewery famous for their rauchbiers, this did not disappoint.

Bitterbill, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

diverite, Sep 23, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

DaftPatrick, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Segelstrom, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

John_Beeryman, Sep 15, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4%

Proclarush, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

Wood smoked malt dominates the nose.
Pours deep ruby tinted amber with a rich 2" off-white persistent head.
The big smoky caramelly malty rich palate reminds me of wood roast pork chops or fall off the bone smoked pork shoulder. It is very rich and wonderful but it is very hard to drink more than one at a sitting.
Creamy smooth, a little oily, medium full body, medium low carbonation.
A unique classic.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

MikeAsRx, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

craigdb, Sep 04, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3%

mattcav45, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Dave_Palmer
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Love the oak smoke malt flavor. Great cloudy color and awesome nose. Would be perfect wish some smokey pulled pork with a nice South Carolina vinegar dipping sauce.

Dave_Palmer, Aug 28, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

Ajjonesy11, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
5/5  rDev +23.8%

This one pours a nice cloudy umber color that has golden undertones. The head is a nice tan that is shallow but rich and leaves little to no lacing down the glass.

The nose is an interesting contrast of sweet malt, smoked malt and , spices and bread with citrus and a floral note that blends nicely.

The flavors are very pleasant and drier than I expected with the nose. The smoke is very prevalent and nicely balanced with the malt and hops. there is a contest of fruit, smoke and tartness that blends exceptionally well. It is as if a rauchbier and a sour are battling for dominance and yet settling on a divine concoction that is complex and superb. IF one thing were off this would not be a good beer. T Hat is why is is a great beer.

The mouthfeel is nicely balanced for the style allowing the complexity of this beer to bathe the palate without lingering to long.

Overall this is a fantastic beer and well worth drinking. I cannot recommend it enough. I will definitely be drinking this one again.

AtrumAnimus, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KG710, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

admiral, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

ChugMan, Aug 06, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish colour, head is sparse and bubbly. Beige colour, thin lace, not much head. Looks pretty meh.

Wooo-o-o-ah. Bacon. So smokey. So meaty. Almost smells like pepperoni. Huge peaty character with a lot of peppery spice, sour green pepper and even garlic notes. Woah. Such a complex smokey, meaty aroma. Love it.

Taste starts off sweeter, then gets more smokey, but there's also a subdued, background character like it's all smothered by something else. Maybe a bit too sweet - there's notes of bacon, black pudding and charry wood, but there's a veil of brown sugar and malt over the top as well, which sort of muffles the smoke without adding too much. Feel like it should just tone down the sweetness a bit. The smoke complexities should own this more.

Fairly fluid, to the point of being watery. Bit of spicy texture. Not bad.

Had so much promise on the nose; lots of character but it just feels muffled. Still a fascinating palate, I have to give kudos for the complexity.

laituegonflable, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

SanFranJake, Aug 04, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.7%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

gsumers, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Faroveryonder, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

coolandy007, Jul 26, 2014
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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.