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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,733
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 103
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

DamicosFriendChaz, May 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

christopheraknox, Nov 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

sneefcity, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

I had this beer at the brewery in Bamberg on Friday June 17th, 2005. I had about 1.5 liters of it by the time dinner was over.

Appearance: Served in a stange type glass. Clear red/brown color with a tan head that is very sticky on the glass. Nice lacing left on the sides. The head is fluffy and lasts through the whole 0.5 L serving.

Smell: Very smoky and woody with a scent of bacon. It has all the lovely aromas of a butcher shop.

Taste: Roasty up front and very meaty. Some fruity esters among the maltiness. Light sweetness throughout and a sweet and smoky woodiness. A hint of sage and clove as well. When I say that this is meaty, I really mean it. It has the flavor of sausage and bacon and it is buttery and crisp at the end. The dry and earth smoke flavor lasts throughout the entire flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, dry, and clean. The aftertaste leaves a nice feeling on the palate. A bit sticky and still smokey.

Drinkability: This beer is just lovely. I suppose people either love or hate Rauchbiers. I love them. This beer alone made the confusing drive to Bamberg worth it. Excellent in all ways.

BrewMaster, Jul 01, 2005
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

pfamiano, Feb 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

clarknova, May 29, 2013
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tock_oh, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ChugMan, Aug 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

This is an outstanding smoked beer. The nose is reminiscent of a Hungarian smokehouse that I used to patronize in Bridgeport, CT (without the paprika of course). It is unbelievable how well-balanced this beer is. Although I was expecting the smoke taste to overwhelmingly prevail, I find that the malt comes right through as well. This is certainly not a session beer, but will nicely compliment any barbecued food you bring to the table!

Dangerous, Oct 13, 2008
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

nandika, Feb 08, 2012
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jaredtuk, Jan 18, 2012
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darkhorseT, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

I think I've found a new favorite! This smells like a good ol' southern bbq! Very porky/beefy aroma and a very smooth taste. Super dark, super rich and a wonderful treat. I can't even describe it, but I defintely spent about 10 minutes with my nose buried in the glass just enjoying the smell. This beer is a true masterpiece!

wesleyhighley, Oct 13, 2007
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

yinz11, Aug 11, 2014
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,733 ratings.