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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,753 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,753
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 104
Gots: 92 | 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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Photo of Redneckwine
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

Cold bomber into tulip, 5.1% ABV

Appearance - Opaque dark brown, but shows good clarity towards the bottom of the glass, head is only 1 finger worth, but sticks around a long time and leaves epic lacing

Aroma - As expected, very smoky, but not overly so. Pleasant and lightly sweet malts in the background

Feel/Taste - Very gentle, smooth, minimal carb, lighter body than expected, crisp, comes off as medium-light. Taste is nice and smoky up front: smoked salmon without the fishiness, smoked bacon without the porkiness! Smoke prevalent, but pleasantly light and woodsy. Mid palate the smoke comes together nicely with lightly sweet, faintly fruity malts. Faint grassy/spicy hop notes in the finish with little bitterness.

Overall - Really pleasantly surprised with this one. I wouldn't say it's "sessionable" unless you really love smoke, as swigging a smoked liquid is pretty odd to me. One was good, maybe I'd do 2, but I don't think I'd want to knock 3-4 of these back. However, it's actually quite light feeling and the smoke never gets overwhelming. This is a masterfully crafted, delicious beer; I truly enjoyed it.

Redneckwine, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of RyanK252
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours a deep brown with a frothy light tan head that laces quite well.

S: Salty smokey bacon and roasted malt.

T: Roasted malt sweetness (really comes out as it warms) followed by a nice hit of smokey bacon, a little light citrus, and some coffee like bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium body, almost creamy, moderate carbonation.

O: Very different and quite tasty. Layers of flavor come out as it warms.

RyanK252, 34 minutes ago
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Mikeluzzjr, Yesterday at 11:32 PM
Photo of Samp01
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Pours dark clear brown with a minimal beige head. Has a pleasant barbeque pit smokiness on the nose with some toasted malt and grains underlying on the taste. A medium body on the palate with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a toasted malt, earthy grains with a gentle smoked campfire flavor. A very good drinking and enjoyable brew.

Samp01, Yesterday at 03:58 PM
Photo of cdtoffers
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

cdtoffers, Yesterday at 02:46 PM
Photo of MickeyKnox
4.08/5  rDev +1%

MickeyKnox, Monday at 09:01 AM
Photo of Petegrieco
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Petegrieco, Sunday at 05:50 PM
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of crosbyms
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

crosbyms, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A much darker pour than the Doppelbock, it pours a deep reddish brown with about an inch of foam. It shrinks quickly and leaves better lacing.

Almost as smokey on the nose as the DB with less secondary aromas. Served cold, so maybe that explains it.

Smoother taste though still quite smokey. So smooth, I can't seem to pull any other flavours out of this Marzen so I'll give up trying.

Close to perfection for the mouth feel.

This one, I reckon I could possibly drink another bottle of, back to back. Delightful it is.

Bitterbill, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Sinfull
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Great beer! Brown color, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of smoked ham and malt. Taste is similar to aroma with smoked wood notes. Medium body and carbonation. Moderate bitterness in smoked and roasted aftertaste

Sinfull, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of smbslt
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

A compelling, cool sepia brown color with little warm red and gold highlights. Off-white head that gave way a little too soon and left little lacing.

Ever-present, smooth, smoky bbq aroma accentuated every sip. Hops are in the backseat, coming along just to enjoy the ride.

Well crafted beer.

smbslt, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Urik
1/5  rDev -75.2%

Urik, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Plet
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Plet, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of ilikebeer03
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ilikebeer03, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of caljzy
4/5  rDev -1%

caljzy, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of titvs
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch LTK. AROMA: very present smoked aroma reminiscent of burnt wood. Very faint malt aroma with no esters and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color and translucid. rich and creamy tanned head with medium-low retention. TASTE: smoky flavour balanced with a slight sweet malty background. clean lager profile. very low bitterness. finishes medium-dry. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice example of a Bamberg speciality.

titvs, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Fellysmarts
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

Fellysmarts, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%

The bacon-like beechwood smoke comes right through in the aroma; some bready sweetness is present just beneath the surface, complemented by a touch of prune-like fruitiness. The body is a brilliantly clear deep copper; the head is light tan and bubbly; plenty of lacing sticks around. The flavor, particularly at first, is intense and complex—the smoke is not quite as prominent as in the nose, but it does add depth to the sweet, bready malt. The intensity of the flavors soon subsides, as the taste becomes more sweet and spicy with a touch of hop bitterness and alcohol. Some savory smoke lingers in the finish. The body seems to be in the mid-range, and the carbonation provides a nice, crisp bite.

Overall, very delicious, characterful, and refreshing. The aroma is especially intriguing, though the flavor is more subtle, particularly after a few sips. On the whole however, I must say that this is a very satisfying and memorable beverage.

fipoceilz7, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of RandyPuckett
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

RandyPuckett, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1%

InspectorBob, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of SFNC
4/5  rDev -1%

SFNC, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of dmberger
4/5  rDev -1%

dmberger, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

alex2014, Sep 13, 2014
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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