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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,811 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 989
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 108
Gots: 104 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV may vary slightly year to year.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 07-11-2001)
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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

Cold bomber into tulip, 5.1% ABV

Appearance - Opaque dark brown, but shows good clarity towards the bottom of the glass, head is only 1 finger worth, but sticks around a long time and leaves epic lacing

Aroma - As expected, very smoky, but not overly so. Pleasant and lightly sweet malts in the background

Feel/Taste - Very gentle, smooth, minimal carb, lighter body than expected, crisp, comes off as medium-light. Taste is nice and smoky up front: smoked salmon without the fishiness, smoked bacon without the porkiness! Smoke prevalent, but pleasantly light and woodsy. Mid palate the smoke comes together nicely with lightly sweet, faintly fruity malts. Faint grassy/spicy hop notes in the finish with little bitterness.

Overall - Really pleasantly surprised with this one. I wouldn't say it's "sessionable" unless you really love smoke, as swigging a smoked liquid is pretty odd to me. One was good, maybe I'd do 2, but I don't think I'd want to knock 3-4 of these back. However, it's actually quite light feeling and the smoke never gets overwhelming. This is a masterfully crafted, delicious beer; I truly enjoyed it.

Redneckwine, Sep 18, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

costanzo_mike, Today at 12:35 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

cj8311, Wednesday at 08:00 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

satyrcan, Tuesday at 11:05 PM
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

DrkLgr, Tuesday at 03:41 AM
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Franck, Monday at 11:10 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at The Rheinblick in Canandaigua, NY.

Pours a clear dark-ish brown, with a quarter inch head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells like warm liquid smoke, with caramel and toffee underneath.

This is probably the best, most pleasant rauchbier I've ever had. The smoke is definitely pleasant, but it's warm, slightly nutty, and gives off the impression of a nice campfire. The Marzen underneath is still present, I get some sweet caramel malt like flavors. I don't really get the smoked meat feel from this, it's more of a smoked wood/liquid smoke feel for me.

This is medium bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

There's a reason this is the classic smoked beer. Utterly delicious.

GreesyFizeek, Sunday at 10:35 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

bigox420, Sunday at 03:55 AM
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

DougT, Saturday at 10:05 PM
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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 0.5 L tall Paulaner glass.

Ruby colored with great clarity and a solid 1-finger head. If you're looking for complexity, look elsewhere. This is about one thing and one thing only, the smoke. It's not subtle but it's not overpowering either. Actually quite drinkable and highly enjoyable. Drink this one with some smoked meats or while sitting around a campfire. A really well crafted brew that harnesses the smoke flavor instead of letting it go wild. Do not fear the rauchbier. Embrace the rauchbier.

Jacobob10, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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