Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a reddish amber, pretty clear, with a nicely sized fluffy tan head. It fades momentarily and leaves behind a few drifts of small lacing.
Salty, smoked, burnt barbecue - bacon fat - Copenhagen - all of these are present in the smell.
Flavor carries these salted pork hues, but is backed up with a light malt body - I noticed a bit of lemon twinge, which really lightens up the heavy meaty flavor.
Very smooth mouthfeel, just the right density and sensation that asks you to drink deeply, not sip. It finishes with a complex finish that is one part sticky, one part salty, smoky on the tongue.
I have been pretty fearful of smokebeers until now, and it turns out that this one, at least, is better than I'd hoped. Yes, it has a frightening smell of smoke and meat, but it's surprisingly quaffable! :)
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2006 01:43:04 | More by Tupperwolf
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4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle in to a snifter.
A- Pours a clear dark brown body with some red around the edges. Head consists of a frothy gray cap which disappears in just seconds.
S- Smokey! Smoked, salty meats. Bacon. Pancetta. Brown sugar ham. A little campfire-like smoke, but it's mostly meat-like.
T- You guessed it... smoked meat all the way. Lighter flavor than the Urbock if I remember correctly. I can easily drink the whole bottle to myself without the flavor raping my taste buds.
M- Light body and medium-light carbonation. I wish it was a little chewier.
O- Pretty tasty overall. I'll definitely be having this and the Urbock sometime in the future.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 06:49:48 | More by tviz33
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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