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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,739 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,739
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 103
Gots: 90 | 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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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, Thursday at 01:58 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ilikebeer03, Today at 04:03 AM
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4/5  rDev -1%

caljzy, Today at 12:14 AM
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, Today at 01:16 PM
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%

That 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, Yesterday at 11:11 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

RandyPuckett, Wednesday at 03:41 AM
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

dmberger, Saturday at 03:03 PM
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

alex2014, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.5%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 11, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -14.9%

katiatanner, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Sep 10, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

nowhere_native, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%

MikeAsRx, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Tasted On: 09-06-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Willi Becher
Purchased: Single from Liquor Barn, Bowling Green KY

A: Dark amber/brown clear beer, with a big tan head. Lacing is good and head retention is very nice.

S: Aromas are what I expected from having other Rauchbiers -- smoke and wood smells dominate. A campfire in a bottle!

T: I get some initial malty sweetness, followed by an explosion of smokiness. The taste reminds me of eating smoked meats. Other flavors are of earthy hops.

M: Meaty in body, with average carbonation. The finish is a mix of sweet malts and smoked flavors.

O: A real gem among Rauchbiers!

sommersb, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerMeCJS, Sep 05, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

craigdb, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jjwisenheimer, Sep 03, 2014
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NooseJustice, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured a great deep reddish brown into a Pint glass, half finger white head and nice lace. Aroma showed the smoked hops right away with a somewhat malted background, taste was malty sweetness followed by a flow of smokey rich bitterness with each sip. Mouthfeel is medium/light and makes for an easy drink, the smokey waves mellow as it warms and some hops begin to show through with a slight bitterness. Overall this is a very solid beer and one that I'm very glad I picked up!

Bear1964, Aug 31, 2014
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,739 ratings.