Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Ego:
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a finger of off white head, dark ruby tone, very steady looking beer (ie they know wtf they are brewing). nothing eye popping but real solid.
smoky.. I know "obvious" the smoke lies somewhere between oak barrel/old wood and smoked meat, it has a very earthy tone overall, pretty strong compared to some but I like it, this makes me drool a bit... very nice
very sweet up front and then it gives way to the smoke that helps balance it out, underneath the layer of smoke (you can literally taste the fire) are the hops with some gentle bitterness hanging out on the lagoons of your tongue, the carbonation prickles just a bit but this one remains a nice medium body full of malt to be semi hefty but quite drinkable. pretty straightforward but very well executed in all the areas that count.
yumm-o a tasty, smoky treat maybe not the best for warmer times but a nice addition to a fall or winter meal.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2008 02:35:07 | More by Ego
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3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aecht Schlenkerla (although, I swear that k looks like an f!) Rauchbier. 5.1% ABV.
A: About a finger and a half of head. Deep red/dark plum in color. Some slight lacing; most slides off.
S: Oh, wow! I can smell the smokiness right away! It's akin to that of the smoked Gouda (Holland) I got from my work. Meaty/bacon. Black pepper.
T/MF: Fairly smooth on the palate. Has an off peppered bologna/sausage flavor, with a light rye taste on the back. Again, reminiscent of the skin on smoked Gouda.
This is quite weird, to me. The aroma is quite nice, but the taste is not something I would want in a beer. Very likely needs a food pairing. Maybe some heavy German breads...
Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 05:43:11 | More by TruePerception
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,655 ratings.