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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 59
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-13-2009

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.
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Ratings: 735 | Reviews: 367
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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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Hazy orange copper body. Thin bubbly beige head. Lace is sparse. Beautiful smokey nose. Hate to say it again, but like a distant campfire. Or actually, not so distant. Oaky and greasy. I love it. This beer is fantastic. Nobody does Rauchbier like Schlenkerla. And I mean nobody. I can't believe how easy this goes down for an 8% beer. The richness of a dopplebock isn't quite where I was expecting it, but the flavor is delicious. Malts are pretty rich and the smokiness is complex and soothing. Very slightly phenolic, which adds a dimension, and also slightly oily and bitter. Awesome beer.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.