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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,796 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 107
Gots: 101 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of Bookseeb
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a rich dark brown with a thin head that dissapates quickly. Aroma has a lot of definate smoke, reminds me of smoked ham. Tastes like it smells, woody and smoky. Mouthfeel is more on the lighter side with good body. A good one to try if you like smoked meats or just to experience a good German smoked beer.

Bookseeb, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev -1%

bcsbeer, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of VncentLIFE
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smoke almost takes over the 10 foot radius around the opened beer. It really hit me when I popped the cap. Its a full hickory, almost oaky smoke. Like BBQ type smoke. The taste is dominated by the smoke. very oaky, and dominated by the wood. Its the tale of an unbalanced rauchbier.

VncentLIFE, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Alex5
4/5  rDev -1%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

2GOOFY, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Apathetiq, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Biggness
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a semi dark amber with a 1 fingered head with no lacing. The smell! WOW it smells like bacon, like hickory smoked bacon, very original to my palate for a beer but intriguing. The taste is of bacon and malts with hardly any hops flavor. The mouthfeel is pleasant and the carbonation level is nice. Its a nice novelty beer/gag joke (that actually tastes good) but not something I would drink alot of. I got one of these for my brothers wife who puts mayo and bacon on everything she eats! :D

Biggness, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of MoreThanWine
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the beer that saved smoke beer for me. Instead of smelling just like a lit fireworks punk like the first sample in this case the smoke balances with other smells and flavors. Taste-wise I'm getting bacon and smoked cheeses. Although I wouldn't want this every night I pretty much enjoyed the Marzen. A unique and quality product.

MoreThanWine, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of Oidmoe
4/5  rDev -1%

Oidmoe, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

dmberger, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of tmoneyba
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

Poured a dark brown color with a large creamy cascading off-white head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Heavy roasted malt smoke aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Heavy smoke and light bitter flavor with the same long finish.

Great spicy food or cigar brew.

tmoneyba, Nov 16, 2008
Photo of cmmacdonald
4/5  rDev -1%

cmmacdonald, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of decimator
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a dark amber brown with a 2cm tan head.

S - Barbecue, camp fire, caramel sweetness and roasted malts. Brought mental images of bbq ribs. Smells delicious.

T - Sweet caramel upfront followed by a smoked flavour throughout. Can almost taste bacon and ribs in there.

M - Good carbonation and smooth throughout.

D - It's a delicious high quality beer but I can only drink one in a sitting.

decimator, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -1%

BAsbill, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

tastymug, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -1%

ADTaber, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1%

KAF, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -1%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

egrace84, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

4ster, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

LuisLinares, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of skypup
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L served in Pint glass.

Paired with the Bamberger Zweibel and a Schweinhaxen, this was a good choice.

A- Deep Black, One finger head, not a lot of retention, no lacing.

S- Lots of smoke, toasted malts.

T- Bready with lots of smoke. Has a touch of watered down liquid smoke aftertaste.

M- Full bodied with medium carbonation.

D- I've had these beer on several occasions on-tap and in the bottle but have never rated it. Among Rauchbeers this is the leader of the pack in terms of originality and taste. The beer however is relatively heavy and hard to drink more than a few without feeling weighed-down.

skypup, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of contec
4/5  rDev -1%

contec, May 05, 2012
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,796 ratings.