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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 54
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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Photo of Chico1985
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at Julio's recently.

Pour is copper orange/amber with a tiny bit of sediment dust floating about, off-white head retains as a thick cap, some lacing left.

Smoke is there but somewhat on the light side, mixing well with toasty and roasted malts, bread, caramel, and hot dogs.

Smoky grilled meat and light char stronger in the taste, but nicely well-rounded with doppelbock flavors coming through. Big caramel, toffee, roast, dark fruit. Some lighter-end fruits (apple) and some licorice noticeable.

Somewhat thin, could use more of a full-on malty feel but decent. Obvious smokiness and some alcohol presence make this kind of a sipper, but it's well-balanced.

Good, as always a nicely complex and interesting rauchbier from Schlenkerla. It's not my favorite of theirs but the bigger/doppelbock take on this one definitely supplies its own unique charm.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-cloudy orange/copper with a thin white head, quickly deteriorating into an even thinner ring around the edge of the pint glass.

The aroma is intensely smokey. Like a campfire just beginning to heat large sappy logs. There is also a sweet malty smell, though much less pronounced than the smokiness.

The taste is like toasted biscuits, sweet molasses, with a slight hop bitterness, as well as the mesquite-like flavor of the oak smoke. No detectable alcohol notes, except for a slight warming sensation. Medium-full texture, prickly carbon dioxide release on the tongue.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.