Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by ryanonline:
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
this beer is an excepitionally deep, dark and clear brown with a thin off white head that is quite foamy and effervescent, which leaves a lot of gobby lacing.
the smell is very heavy of smoke and a faint malt presence, semi sweet, close to a brown ale. no real hop scent can be detected.
the taste is equally similar while having a fairly clean quality to it. the only real discernible downside is that it really has no bitterness to it whatsoever making it a bit of an odd duck. super crisp, too.
the mouthfeel is especially bubbly and effervescent, slightly prickly too. light bodied and definitely a sweet finish.
the drinkability is super high on this, complex enough to be interesting while not being overpowering and very light bodied. though the carbonation might be a bit high for my taste.
all in all another smoke beer to fall in love with, though this one may be for those with a more delicate taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2012 00:07:49 | More by ryanonline
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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 1,664 ratings.