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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 52
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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ElGallo, Dec 01, 2013
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Texasfan549, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Working my way through the Rauchbier category by making a study of this brewery. If I could only find the Fastenbier on draft somewhere.

Beer is orange and clear with a white head. Carbonation is low and lacing is high.

Aroma is like bacon, seriously. Salty, smokey, meaty. Sounds odd but that's what it smells like.

Beer is light in body, tastes a lot like the marzen from the same brewery. There is a strong smoke character. Surprisingly smooth though, not like the urbock that almost makes me choke. This is definitely lighter than the other offerings from this brewery. The smoke lingers on my tongue though. Hard to reset the palate after this one.

drabmuh, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A smoked Doppelbock huh? I sampled this one the other day at my local Whole Foods and wanted a healthier taste of this brew.

A: Usually I peg Doppels as being dark, blood red. However, this one was different indeed. Almost clear, orange-grey color, with a nice slight off-white head after a hard pour.

S: Bacon for sure, but it had the sweetness of a Doppel, which gave it sort of an applewood sort of scent.

T: I like this style in this setting. I'm usually not a fan of Doppelbocks because of the concentrated, in-your-face, beet sugar type of sweetness. The smoked concept really mutes that, making this much more palatable.

M: Low carbonation, not overly sweet as a result of the oak smoking, and the lacing was non-existent.

O: Interesting and quite good. Still, I wouldn't drink this every day, but I'd have it again... especially if I'm ever in the mood for a Doppelbock.

Chaney, Jul 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of porkinator
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle with no date. James from the Pangaea Bottle Shoppers assured me that this would be a different beer from anything that I've had. He's right.

A - Light Amber color. Very thin head with not much pacing.

S - The aroma is giving me flashbacks to camping as a child. Smoked wood and bacon are definitely present. Little bit of sweetness and rosary flavors filling my nose. Catching a little bit of spice.

T - Not as smokey as the smell, which I prefer. Getting meaty flavors and a dry finish. After taste is good. Flavor of smoke lingering. Roasted malt flavor with little touch of the 8% alcohol. As it warms up, I'm getting more malt.

M - Medium carbonation. Not to thick and heavy as some other Doppelbocks that I've had, even with more flavor.

O - I'm enjoying this Smoked beer. Not to heavy, good after taste, excellent flavor. It is yet another new beer into my world that will open my eyes even wider for new stuff. I'd love to purchase again.

porkinator, Aug 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

jroberts8811, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

deapokid, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

bzach, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

vegasmac99, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

csurowiec, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Gagnonsux, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

alysmith4, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

tbeq00, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Cask Republic into a wine glass.

A: Clear copper body under a finger of dense white foam. Solid.

S: Holy smokes! Puns aside, this is an incredible-smelling rauchbier - the rich, authentic, pungent smoke is literally the only thing I can smell, and that's perfect.

T: Smoke, smoke, smoke, wood, smoke, malt, smoke, smoke, bacon, smoke, cake, smoke, spam, eggs, spam, spam and...sorry, got carried away there. Smoke dominates, but is joined by malty sweetness and a boozy finish. Incredible, but a little rough on the end.

M: Medium body with plenty of active, crisp carbonation. Nice.

D: The intensity of the smoke and the harshness of the finish really take a toll here, but it's still complex enough to keep me coming back for more, especially in the aroma.

Notes: Awesome rauchbier, but not quite as awesome in the end as I found their Urbock to be. The added strength really didn't do this beer any favors - it's not like their regular strength version is lacking on flavor!


woosterbill, Jan 12, 2011
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Deshelto, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an amber beer that definitely hits the rauchbeer note perfectly with the quality of smokeiness. woody smokey nose that is set in equal parts with a sweet malt fruit. there is a bitter note in the palate and a fruit that seems to separate in the face of the smokiness. this beer seems to be quite temperamental when it come to what you drink it with because it accentuates the malt differently. i would like to see a bit of a different qualities in palate outside of the expected. even though its a doppelbock at 8% abv it still seems to have a similar quality to most all the others. which is a good thing for those that are looking for something that places the alcohol well. but that is the only thing that separates each individual beer. if you're in the mood for a rauchbeer then have this brewery. end of question but i would like to see more accent in the malt tones. it may be because i had beets with it and it give it a particular sweet quality to it. its too sweet... and i'm a bit disappointed.

rtepiak, Dec 06, 2010
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wdarcy77, Oct 09, 2012
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2GOOFY, May 01, 2013
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tneenan1, May 10, 2014
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
89 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.