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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,865 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,865
Reviews: 998
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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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle -> Tulip. Best Before January 2013.

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black with a white, cream coloured head. Some reddish hints when held to the light.

Smell: Smoke, like campfire smoke made of pine and birch and maple. A little caramel sweetness. This might be a bit crass, but the sweetness is almost like burn marshmallows in a camp fire. It's making me nostalgic! I'm also getting the kind of smoke that might be on a good smoked ham or the way that a good pulled pork restaurant might smell.

Taste: Much more malty the the smell would indicate. I'm getting some toasted malt, caramel, and then that smoke which is much like the way I've described it in the smell. It's a got a little bitterness, but wow, that smoke. Maybe almost salty? In the aftertaste it's dry (like a Marzen) but there is almost a salt taste in there too.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, medium body, and a little carbonation. A little numbing almost from the flavour. A very, very crisp clean finish. Hits the that Marzen mark for me!

Overall: This beer is a classic for a reason. On its own it's a fun beer to drink and as a beer drinker it is really in the top 20 beers you really -have- to try, but it'd be really great skillfully paired with food or use in preparing BBQ (not with BBQ, but, like in a preparation). For some reason I want pan-seared scallops paired with this to give an overall smokiness to the dish or something like that, where the beer could add that smoke flavour to the food. It's really versatile and if you haven't had it, you really ought to.

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brown in color, but shows dark mahogany when held up to light. A white head is somewhat fizzy, and fades to a slight cap.

I smell serious smoke, hickory, and bacon. Awesome.

It's flavor gives off cured ham, nuts, touch of tobacco and black tea. Slight touch of honey lingers on the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, and fairly simple. Not very crisp, but it doesn't lack sufficient carbonation.

Overall this is enjoyable. The flavors kind of own your palate and as it's aroma and flavor bring food to mind, I'd like to try this with some BBQ ribs or something similar.

Definitely worth seeking out to have at least once.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear mahogany with two fingers of beige head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: lots of smokey aromas. Smoked meats and campfires come to mind. There are some sweeter bread notes underneath.

T: similar to the aroma, tons of smoke notes. Jerky, campfire, char, and smoked gouda come to mind. The finish has some bready and bitter notes.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is creamy and drinkable.

O: a good beer, overall. I'm not too familiar with the style, but the super smokey aspects are tasty.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A- Almost black in colour with some inviting reddish hints if seen through light. One finger light brown head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Clean and clear, though not very strong, smoked aroma. Mainly just smoke, with a bit of a burnt wood character on the back. There is definitely some sweetness on the back of things which i can't put my fingers on, maybe a bit of caramel or oddly enough some faint chocolate notes

T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. Pure, clean smoked flavour. Not on the roasted side as you may expect, but instead very much delicate on the mouth. Much less bitter than you would expect as well, with that background underlying malt sweetness that could also be felt in the aroma. Surprisingly refreshing finish has a slight touch of hops to it, making you longing for another sip. Very nice, clean smoked flavour, though not very complex if compared to other rauchs from the same brewery (or even if compared to their Helles)

M- Super soft mouthfeel. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Soft and smooth on the palate, silky and smooth on the tongue (where just the slightest bit of carbonation can be felt). Great

O- Clean and somehow simple beer despite it's peculiar character. Has more to it than the not so complex flavour suggests, in terms of balance, drinkability, pure smoked feel. Briefly: not super tasty, but definitely perfect

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4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A clear dark brown with nice ruby edges and a thick tan colored head that laces the tulip glass.

S: Wow, smells like smoked ham hocks. There is a touch of brown sugar and toasted malt in the background, but it is mostly a rich, sweet smokiness.

T: Rather sweet at first and then the smoke immediately kicks in. There is a bit of brown sugar sweetness, but mostly a nice clean smoke flavor. Never really smoked anything with beech wood, but the sweetness and clean flavor reminds me of mesquite or maybe even more of toasted marshmallows that got a little too close to the fire.

M: Medium body with good carbonation. Finishes sweet and leaves a little stickiness.

O: Of all the smoked beers that I've had, this one is definitely the most pure and clean tasting. It reminds me of winters at home.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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