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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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642 Ratings
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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 49
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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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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.

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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.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.