Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
4.45/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.
Finally, I new Schlenkerla variety around here! Me loves the smoke, honey! It pours a clear tawny copper topped by a finger of ecru-cream foam. My nose is inundated with what I can only call a mixture of a coastal breeze (ocean coast, that is) and the smoke billowing from a coniferous forest. So...downwind from a fire in a forest around Puget Sound? Something like that. Some light honey and caramel sit in the back row, no raised hands and grades in jeopardy. The taste has the usual blackened pork chop flavor that I've come to enjoy from Schlenkerla, but it's a bit more subdued than usual. The honey and caramel put forth a stronger effort (the parents were threatening to take away their cars if they fail another class), joined by maple syrup and straight oak. Despite the relative drop in smoke content, this is a decidedly tasty brew, and the weaker smoke acts as more of a compliment to the other flavors, rather than its usual role as lead. The body is a wavy medium, with a light carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this brew was worth the wait, continued proof that some of the best rauchs continue to come from their homeland. In my opinion, had they upped the smoke a very tiny bit and the body were just a bit more assertive (only word I could come up with to describe my feelings), this might be my favorite rauch ever. Instead, only top 5. Shame, really...
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2010 22:54:49 | More by TMoney2591
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3.38/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in short glasses, at a tasting. Very nice appearance. Not a beer I would drink every day, but very unique! The smokiness was overpowering at times (leave subtleness out in this one!), and agreed from previous comments that this is best had ice cold. I would buy again for a group tasting to get a variety of opinions. Glad to have tried this one.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 14:58:14 | More by ASonner
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.