Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by WYVYRN527:
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A.- Pours a dark, reddish-brown with aggressive carbonation and a thin off-white head.
S.- Aroma at first is all smoke, almost like campfire. Malty smell lingers in the backround.
T. In the front, doughy malt is present, and on the back of the tongue, wood smoke is present. A lot less smoky taste than present in the aroma. Finishes clean with slight hop bitterness.
M.- Medium-bodied, this beer coats the tongue and flavor is intense.
D.- Very approachable for this style of beer. Not a session brew, but rather a sipper on a cold night or with barbecue. For those who have not tried a smoke beer, I highly reccommend they try this one.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2008 04:59:14 | More by WYVYRN527
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4.49/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle poured into a lager glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color; much darker than I remember and much darker than your average marzen these days. Head retention is ungodly. A huge rocky beige head retains at a solid three fingers for as long as there is beer in the glass. Lacing sticks in stubborn clumps.
S: Campfire and jerky waft out of the glass. Hints of carob, chewy dark caramel, brown molasses, and brown bread. Very smoky.
T: Campfire, smoke, and jerky wrap around a core of nutty cocoa and carob. Burnt toast. Chewy brown caramel. Oily and herbal hop bitterness. Clean. Lingering campfire and woody smoke on the drying finish.
M: Medium-thick body. Weighty but very silky. It glides across the tongue. Moderately stiff carbonation. A very substantial and sustaining feel, as 'meal in a glass'.
O: Oh God, what an excellent beer. One of the more full and complex lagers out there. Glad to see that a few of the Bamberg breweries are still cranking out traditional smoked beers, and doing a world-class job of it. This is world-beating stuff. An absolute must-try for any serious beer aficionado.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 00:15:14 | More by ryan1788a5
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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