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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,667 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,667
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 97
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by Ego:
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New Jersey

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

taste etc...
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.

verdict ?
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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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow - what a beer! Like drinking an artisanal smoky cheese - delicious.

aroma: rich smoked creamy cheese with slight seafood

taste: rich smoked creamy cheese with caramel, seafood and bacon with slight smoked wood

beautiful flavours, great and lingering mouthfeel and a tradition that I hope stays for good. The definition of craft/artisanal beer

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 09:58:23 | More by admiral
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3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of BA's new-ish features is allowing you to see if you have rated any beers in a particular style. I noticed that I didn't have anything in this style and decided to give it a try. I didn't have a short mug or a strange so I did the best I could and put it in a slender packers mug I have. Bought at Little Wine and Liquor. About 5 bucks.

A&S: Extremely big head even when poured slowly down the side. The head is fizzy and tan colored, it retains pretty well for being so big and fizzy. The beer is a dark brown color lively with carbonation and translucent. Well it is as it is advertised. Smells like smoked salami. Smoky but not ash-tray smokey like some beer that have smokey qualities, it is more of a camp fire.

T&M: Not a super complex beer, similar to the aroma lots of smoked meat taste I getting more of a beef jerky and salami mix instead of the just salami in the aroma. A little spicy in the finish, a little on the bitter side but not much. The faintest bit of dryness in the finish. On the thin side of body, pretty smooth and not that sharp from all the carbonation like the look would suggest.

Overall: For sure one of the most unique beers I have ever tasted, not a huge fan of the style, but from reading the description it really seems to nails it. I think the rating are all over the place for this beer because the style is pretty different and maybe not the most palatable for everyone. I could see this being a very good cheese paring beer though.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:08:18 | More by minterro
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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
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-18-2014 02:09:31 | More by tgatort
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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