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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 47
Gots: 23 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown, thin head and minimal lacing.

Smells of wood smoke, vanilla

Tastes like a doppelbock, sweet, caramel, vanilla and the perfect amount of smoked malt to give it that Rauchbier quality but still let the base style come through

Full bodies and light carbonation, nice chewy doppelbock

Overall a great doppelbock and smoked beer. Definitely recommend if you like this style.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle
$4.49
Binny's - Willowbrook, IL

Schlenkerla's Oak Smoke shows off an incredibly vibrant tarnished copper body that absolutely glows when backlit. The foam borders on beige and easily grows to two fingers. As it settles to an impressive cap of creaminess it leaves sheet lacing down the glass with drink lines even thicker yet.

Smoke. The nose is chock full of that campfire smokiness that Schlenkerla does so well... and aggressively. Dense smoke permeates all with smoldering logs, smoked meats, and a touch of rubber. The maltiness is dense and ranges from doughy bread to caramel to black bread with a little spiciness. Malt forward as it rests and the smoke settles.

The smoke isn't near as dominant in the flavor as the nose suggested. Doughy malts dominate although permeated by open fire. A touch of fruitiness rolls through the middle, plum mostly, before rich caramel and heavier smoke pick up on the finish. The smoke runs throughout but in waves of intensity while allowing the other characteristics to shine.

The carbonation is soft and the body smooth. There's a bit of hefty to the body, never exceeding much beyond moderate, but enough to let you know there is some substantiality. The finish leaves behind a touch of sweetness and smoke, though only moderate, manages to permeate very nook and cranny. Very nicely done.

Oak Smoke is another outstanding beer from Schlenkerla. The smoke is more subdued than most of their offerings, besides the hells, and therefore more approachable. This even handedness with the smoke allows the bready sweetness to shine through so the base can be enjoyed as well. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From bottle to mug.

A: has a beautiful amber caramel color with a head that's in absolute no hurry to leave this beer behind.

S: smoked wood, vanilla, nutmeg and more smoked!

T: the taste is more subtle than your nose would lead you to believe, it's just he right amount of smoke as to not overpower the subtleness of a doppelbock.

M: medium bodied, no stickyness, no dryness, just beer flowing thru your taste buds and smoked notes adorning your molars.

O: i believe this to be a great approach on a doppelbock, it gives it an extra "spicyness" to the flavor profile and at the same it allows the doppelbock to be a doppelbock. For 8% this is a brew i would definitely go back to again and again given the right circumstances.

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Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper color with a 2F head in a Pilsner glass. Lighter than most
Doppelbocks I have tasted.

Aroma- striking. Peat and smoke. As if you were there- by a fireplace or near a kiln.
The best aroma of any smoked beer I have tasted.

Mouth feel quite moderate, although carbonation bubbles were visible coming up from the bottom of the glass.

Taste: excellent- the smoke and peat transition well from the aroma. The beer loses some of the peatiness and smoke as it warms, so it's best to drink it colder.

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A: Cloudy bronze amber, no visible carbonation, no head.

S: Smoked meat, specifically bologna, is the dominant scent. It smells very similar to a home that has a traditional wood burning stove. Very slight sweet fruit can be found if you look hard enough.

T: Smoked meat on the front end that lingers, and a sweet dark fruit taste on the back end that accumulates through the pint.

M: Absolutely flat, no carbonation, slight alcohol sensation that hangs out for a minute before moving on. A very light body for a doppelbock.

O: Change of pace beer to have once in a very long while, but I only got halfway through the pint, and am not interested in coming back anytime soon.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.