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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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694 Ratings
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 53
Gots: 32 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
91 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.