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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,840 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,840
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 112
Gots: 113 | 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 Trashcat
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 10:11 PM
Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RichD, Thursday at 01:12 AM
Photo of ThreeEcho7
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

ThreeEcho7, Monday at 06:46 PM
Photo of JTuomi
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

50 cl bottle (bb 11/2014) into a tulip glass. Clear ruby brown body, medium tan head that settles down quickly, little lacing. The smell is subtle smoke and sweet malt. The taste starts off with smooth toasted malt, followed by gentle smoke with a hint of coffee, finishing dry with a grassy hop bitterness, leaving an aftertaste of coffee-like bitterness and pleasant smoke. Medium body and carbonation. Overall a pleasant beer specialty, just the right amount of smoke in the taste. Easily drinkable, would have this one again.

JTuomi, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of harryhops
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%

harryhops, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of RichardMNixon
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Not your typical Marzen, but it's from Schlenkerla, so you knew that.

Bottle poured into a seidel.

Deep ruby-brown body with lively off-white head. Smell is more restrained then some other Schlenkerla beers but the campfire notes are still unmistakable. It's a welcoming, homey smell of hearth and brown sugar, more wood than bacon. The taste is smoke, breadcrusts, caramel, and root beer. Superbly smooth and drinkable - no astrigency whatsoever despite the smoke; a light tickle of carbonation is all that remains when it's gone.


RichardMNixon, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DamnYankeeHeadHunter, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of jmartinger
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%

jmartinger, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Bunuelian
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Bunuelian, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of mobrado
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mobrado, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Nat1975
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Nat1975, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of MikeG9teen84
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%

MikeG9teen84, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jwat, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of ThrashMaster
4/5  rDev -1%

ThrashMaster, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Bp123
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Bp123, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of archdukeofrandom
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Seriously had a "I want to freeze it in the winter and skate on it. Then thaw it in the spring time and drink it." moment.

archdukeofrandom, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of TinkerToys
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%

TinkerToys, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Artemikhin, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

owheeler, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of aleigator
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Aleg
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

Aleg, Nov 03, 2014
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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