Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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698 Ratings
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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 53
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
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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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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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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.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.