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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,866 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,866
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 114
Gots: 125 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Mahogany brown body and a bone-colored head of immense proportions. 4.0

Smoked sausages, rich roasty malts, sweet grain with light toffee, and buttery notes. 4.5

Smoky, but richly smoky, like bbq pork or bacon. Very mildly bitter with a sweet woody flavor. Interestingly sweet, no fruits and only faintly a gooey toffee character. 4.0

Medium body and mild carb. Very drinkable, even with the smokiness. 3.5

Best rauchbier ever. My girlfriend and I pick up a bottle every month or two. 5.0

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

color appears to be a lighter brown, but when held to a light reveals itself to be a deep, deep garnet. a standard pour gets me a pinky of tan head that calms to a thin film. no lace in this one.

smells strongly of campfire with herbal notes and maybe just a bit of coffee.

taste is much more refined and complex than i was expecting. starts off with a nutty and carmely malt sweetness, then comes right in with the smoked malt. herbal hop character is present with a bit of spiciness, and the bitterness hangs on tongue for a short while before fading back into smoke. very well balanced.

feel is on the lighter side of medium with enough carbonation to lend a pleasing smoothness to the beer. seems to me that the lightness helps to mellow out the flavors a bit.

very drinkable and goes down smooth. this is a well constructed beer that is true to style. i'm not normally into smoke flavors in my beer, but i would definitely buy this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 16.9 oz bottle

Appearance - brownish tan, golden tint. !/2 inch ead, some thick foamy lacing.

Smell - Smoke, beef jerky, malts, bacon, wood, cigar, bbq spices.

Taste - Taste is as expected with smoke, wood bbq, but theres more malt and carmal balance then i expected. There is a hop and dark fruit presence also, mild sweetness it adds.

Mouthfeel - Its really smooth and easy on mouth. Sure it coats tounge with malts, wood and some sugars but it certainly doesnt wreck it. Palette gets some nice mild malts and fruits. Aftertaste is a little bitter and malty.

Overall - Very nice, easy to drink beer. Not quite as smokey flavored as i figured judging from the smell. Would be a killer beer to eat meat with or smoke a cigar with. Alcohol is masked very well, its a little pricey but other then that, well done.

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Very big, white head, beer pours very dark, nearly black.

Has rich smoked flavors, reminding me of smoked ham and fire.

Tastes of smoked wood and ham, carbonation supports the intense taste very well, piney wood tastes get stronger while the beer warms up. A sweet, crunchy roastiness defines this beer for me. Gets supported by a throughout pleasant malt body, which lets the smoke flavor stand out, both go together very well. Enjoyable, warming finish, whith some salts in it.

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4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Mahogany, Dark, but I can see through it. I had a two finger off-white soapy head that didn't stick around very long.

S - Bacon, Bacon and Smoked Bacon.... My god, this smells like liquid bacon. I love bacon !

T - The first gulp took me off guard, I was not prepared. Tons of smoke. You taste the meat - this beer begs to be enjoyed with a nice BBQ. Lucky me, my wife made ribs tonight.

M - Medium, coats the inside of your mouth and lingers a bit

O - Did I mention this beer tastes like liquid bacon? If you like bacon I don't see how you wouldn't love this beer. It's only like 5.1% I could easily do another 3 or 4 of these back to back. If you have never had a smoked beer (like me before this one) then the aroma is unlike anything you have experienced with a beer and the taste does NOT disappoint.


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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opened 1 pint .09 fl. Oz Bottle, poured into Nonic glass.

Forms a low head that forms a light lace across the top of a clear dark tea brown brew with some bubble action.

Smell is smoke with some savory bacon notes. Taste is quite smokey (which I like) with again, bacon. A little yeast and malt, almost like a good southern breakfast. If they could engineer a side of grits and some gravy into this monster, I'd never drink another brew. This hints of black peppery spice really boost this brew.

But seriously, finish is nice with a little smokey aftertaste. I have had other marzens and this one by far is one of the best, although it is more of a Rauchbier. Drink slow unless you want your burps to smell like the Pit's at Cooper's B-B-Q in Llano, Texas (I miss that place)

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
91 out of 100 based on 1,866 ratings.