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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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673 Ratings
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 52
Gots: 30 | 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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Photo of leaddog
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with two fingers of frothy cream coloured head.

Smell - smoked meat, sausage spices, caramel malts, dark fruits (plum), leafy hop, and hint of toffee

Taste - Hit away with the smoke meat and sausage spices followed the caramel malts, touch of dark fruits, toffee sweetness, and hint of leafy hops

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant sweetness.

Overall - A nice malty doppelbock with the twist of adding the smoked meat and sausage spices to the brew. This one is definitely an interesting brew for those wanting to venture off the beaten path from your standard doppelbock.

leaddog, Yesterday at 02:04 AM
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, this beer is a beautiful, dark amber with a light tan head that rapidly dissipates and leaves no noticeable lacing.
The aroma is quite remarkable: Sweet malt and biscuit and baking bread and that underlying smoked char. Lovely.
Amazing taste this beer. I keep thinking it's a liquid Pixies song; instead of soft-loud-soft, it's bitter-sweet-bitter. Lots of bitter, dark fruit and spice right off, then sweet caramel and toffee and then a spicy and dry bitter. And beneath it all, that wonderful lingering oak char with hints of vanilla thrown in.
Moutfeel is medium-thin and a bit sticky.
Overall, this is just a great beer.

SD-Alefan, Thursday at 08:33 PM
Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Smoked taste takes a lot of place. Unfortunately, the doppelbock side is quite hidden.

Franck, Monday at 11:09 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

innominat, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Oakenator, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Flashy
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Flashy, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

plinythederek, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Hazy dark amber and not much of a head.

S: Smoke and malt.

T: Wow. This is really weird and awesome at the same time. It tastes like smoked BBQ ribs. Notes of popcorn, butter, oak wood, burnt bread, and spices are prominent. There is a nice background taste of sugar sweetness.

M: Fairly thick and syrupy, but on the light side as well.

O: Really awesome and original. Never had a beer like this at all, and wasn't disappointed.

titty_mcbitty, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper/amber beer with golden 2-finger head. Moderate retention.
Smell of smoked malts, peculiar and pleasant.
Taste is malty, full of smoke, slight bitterness in the finish.
Syrupy, full-bodied, utterly balanced.

Dentist666, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DaveAnderson, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

hinemk76, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

maltlikker, Oct 12, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

medic0079, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

birdsellam, Oct 07, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2%

PGVG, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

steverx8, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

csurowiec, Sep 29, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4%

MickeyKnox, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
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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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
91 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.