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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,797 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,797
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 107
Gots: 102 | 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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3/5  rDev -25.7%

chrispoint, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear reddish-brown with a two finger semi-creamy foam head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Campfire smoke, lots of ham, dark fruits, and faint dark chocolate. Very bold (ham and smoke) and pleasing mix of aromas that I'm enjoying a lot.

T: Upfront smoke that quickly gives way to smoother darker fruit elements, noticeably plum, which pull this towards a mellower taste. Dark chocolate, caramel, and some nut. Very good overall taste that isn't overly smokey but highlights other key elements.

M: Medium bodied with a low-moderate carbonation. Slick and syrup-like texture with a clear mouthfeel.

D: I'm not a regular rauchbier drinker but I do enjoy the occasional one, and this is definitely one I'd pick up again. Mellower taste transition from smokey to plums were real pleasing.

Digimaika2, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of KevinSP
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

KevinSP, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Sneevel
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark red brown with a thin but persistent head.

S: A summer campfire. Hot dogs. Ham.

T: A surprisingly dry, focused, smoky malt. The smokiness really kicks in on the aftertaste with a wallop of bacon and campfire spiciness.

M: Pleasant, crisp enough, but a little light bodied for all that smoke. It manages to be intense and refreshing at the same time.

I have little experience with Rauchbier, but this was definitely interesting. More refreshing than I would have thought. I really got the summer weekend-hotdog association with this beer. Im going to take one of these camping this summer!

Sneevel, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Mdodge8837, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

HumanParaquat, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - About a cola color, near white small head to ring, some cling.

S - Wow. As others have posted, smoked ham, bacon, a fire out on the beach. Lots of wood and smoke. Malt doesn't see much of it.

T - The spotlight is on the smoke. Very charred, meaty, bacon like. The marzen maltiness is very subdued but present.

M - Light to medium, good carb and surprising good balance considering how over the top the smoke could get.

D - Nice, but I would tire after 1 or 2.

srandycarter, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of beerdedg
5/5  rDev +23.8%

beerdedg, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of wmickdds32
2/5  rDev -50.5%

wmickdds32, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

tobelerone, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of DaPan
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the LCBO. Found this beer in the book titled "1000 Beers you must taste before you die", now known as my bucket list.

Popped the cap and was immediately greeted by the smell of smoked ham! The pour was perfect, nice tight pale head, dissipated slowly. Dark brownish red colour, clear, filtered.

Aromas of smoked ham, dense malt and bacon on the nose. Definitely a different experience for me. Didn’t know what to expect with this one.

Taste reminded me of the aftermath of a great open fire, where chunks of bacon were roasted over the open flame. Hard core smokiness, bacon and malty goodness. Very little bitterness on the front.

Long, lingering smoke, malty sweetness in the finish.

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the smoked Marzen, but this was a very nice taste experience.

DaPan, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

nandika, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Ralphs66, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of renegadeburger
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

what better to start off a nice superbowl superstitious party then with some smokey beers hopefully the giants will smoke the patriots then this omen will be very appropriate

wow poured with a crazy rocky head on the beer who said lager beer can't have a wicked head on the top? this beer looks like a crafted ale not a lager by any means

whoa talk about bacon in the aroma...meaty and full of smoke and floral hops and dare i say a little bit of sourness almost a vinegar type quality?

taste outstanding reallly rich layers of complex malt on top of delicate smoke in the beginning then intense phenolic smoke coming on on the end really a nice elevation there

mouthfeel rich without being cloying wow perfect bubbles

overall almost a perfect beer for the style i guess when you make rauchbier this long you really can get it down but wow what a fantastic beer

renegadeburger, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

rtaps, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of beergoot
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clear, dark, deep red color with a thin white head. Body has great clarity. The head is fairly thick and slightly off-white.

Smell is a great hardwood-like BBQ smokiness. Definitely no peat!

Taste reinforces the smokey smell. Medium-heavy roasted malts complement the smokey flavor, adding an exceptional balance to the flavor overall. A subtle bitterness shows up at the finish.

A rauchbier is one of the most distinct of beer flavors. Aecht does this better than anyone else I know of, and their märzen version can only be challenged by their urbock version for top-of-class in this beer style.

beergoot, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Griffith, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Imsothirsty
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into oversized wine glass, 2 fingers of tan head which quickly drop down into a thin film of head. Quite dark brown, just a little light getting through.

Nose is pretty much just smoke, which is fine by me

Taste: Wow, so much smoke. I connect the smoke so strongly with meat I can't help but feel like I am drinking bacon, smoked salmon, and smoked venison. The smoke is followed by just a little alcohol heat. As it warms some of the malt caramel notes start to show. Just a tiny hint of bitter hops, and thats a bout it. Just a little dissapointing complexity wise because the smoke seems one dimmensional, and it dominates

Mouthfeel is medium body and medium carbonation, slightly dry finish

Overall Im glad I was able to find this at a local store, but I won't seek it out again for myself, but probably to share with others.

Imsothirsty, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

BenA, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

JeffTheJuice, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

kenzak, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kahlerbock, Jan 27, 2012
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1.2/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No head smells like beef jerky taste like a campfire or beechwood lingers in the cup as well has a heavy mouthfill it stays in your mouth after a few swallows I wouldn't recommend this beer it has a very bitter taste but the smoke makes it hard to get past anything else the smell hits you right away not a good beer

SaintMarysGirl, Jan 27, 2012
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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