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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 51
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Hazy dark amber and not much of a head.

S: Smoke and malt.

T: Wow. This is really weird and awesome at the same time. It tastes like smoked BBQ ribs. Notes of popcorn, butter, oak wood, burnt bread, and spices are prominent. There is a nice background taste of sugar sweetness.

M: Fairly thick and syrupy, but on the light side as well.

O: Really awesome and original. Never had a beer like this at all, and wasn't disappointed.

titty_mcbitty, Tuesday at 03:27 AM
Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper/amber beer with golden 2-finger head. Moderate retention.
Smell of smoked malts, peculiar and pleasant.
Taste is malty, full of smoke, slight bitterness in the finish.
Syrupy, full-bodied, utterly balanced.

Dentist666, Monday at 06:49 PM
Photo of DaveAnderson
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DaveAnderson, Sunday at 04:15 AM
Photo of hinemk76
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

hinemk76, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of maltlikker
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

maltlikker, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of medic0079
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

medic0079, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -25.7%

birdsellam, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of PGVG
4.12/5  rDev +2%

PGVG, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

steverx8, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of csurowiec
4/5  rDev -1%

csurowiec, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of MickeyKnox
4.2/5  rDev +4%

MickeyKnox, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Liquor Shed.

A clear copper pour, small head of foam, not much lacing.

The smoke sure does dominate the nose. I get a hint of malty sweet notes from the DB base beer but not much.

More of the DB style shines through in the taste. Bready, sweet, and of course, the smoke.

Medium body, light to medium co2.

A brewery famous for their rauchbiers, this did not disappoint.

Bitterbill, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

diverite, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

DaftPatrick, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Segelstrom
4/5  rDev -1%

Segelstrom, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -1%

John_Beeryman, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Proclarush
3.88/5  rDev -4%

Proclarush, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

Wood smoked malt dominates the nose.
Pours deep ruby tinted amber with a rich 2" off-white persistent head.
The big smoky caramelly malty rich palate reminds me of wood roast pork chops or fall off the bone smoked pork shoulder. It is very rich and wonderful but it is very hard to drink more than one at a sitting.
Creamy smooth, a little oily, medium full body, medium low carbonation.
A unique classic.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of MikeAsRx
4/5  rDev -1%

MikeAsRx, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

craigdb, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of mattcav45
3.92/5  rDev -3%

mattcav45, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Dave_Palmer
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Love the oak smoke malt flavor. Great cloudy color and awesome nose. Would be perfect wish some smokey pulled pork with a nice South Carolina vinegar dipping sauce.

Dave_Palmer, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Ajjonesy11
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

Ajjonesy11, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
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.

AtrumAnimus, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of KG710
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KG710, Aug 19, 2014
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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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