Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by match1112:
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured this into my tulip and let it sit for a minute and my wife asked if i had smoked summer sausage out! this beer pours out a deep brown ith some ruby highlights. a half finger of creamy off white head slowly settles to a nice ring with little lacing. smell and taste are amazing, both are filled with a nice smoked sausage flavor that is complimented well with a nice body full of malt. mouthfeel is kinda thick and chewy but goes down easy with a soft dry smoky finish. i cant believe it took me so long to try a rauchbier, but i bet it wont be that long before i try another one.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 19:30:39 | More by match1112
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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
90 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.