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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 54
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

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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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.

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of PGVG
4.12/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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.

Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.88/5  rDev -4%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3%

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.

Photo of Ajjonesy11
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.