Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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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.
08-21-2014 17:38:57 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.9/5 rDev +21.3%
Kept this in the back of the fridge for a several months. Was looking for something barrel-aged when I remembered this one and dug it out. Did not disappoint.
A: Dark amber, a good amount of small particulates suspended. Small head formed and dissipated quickly.
N: Wood, smoke, beef jerky, WOW is it smokey!
T: Primarily smokey, smokey, smokey! But a malty sweetness is there as well. It's like 60/40 between smokey and sweet, so with each taste you might get more of the smoke or more of the malt. I find it nearly perfectly balanced in that regard.
M: Medium, somewhat creamy
O: I've gotta give this a 5. Definitely my favorite smoked beer so far.
04-16-2012 02:17:34 | More by foobula
4.9/5 rDev +21.3%
A truly outstanding beer. Who could say no to an Eiche smoked Doppelbock.
I certainly could not so I had several pints at the Rake and I bought ALL 12 bottles from the store which are surprisingly good value at 3.50 a go.
The beer is nothing like the standard Schlenkerla rang and is not as punchy in its smokeyness but works on a lot more different levels. FANTASTIC.
01-09-2011 14:01:28 | More by DerBayer
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.