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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,951 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,951
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 124
Gots: 155 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 07-11-2001

ABV may vary slightly year to year.
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Ratings: 1,951 | Reviews: 1,024
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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kampfar
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, clear beer with a heavy smoky aroma. It’s taste is malty with a light hoppy bitterness. The smoke dominates the aroma. Light brown and long lasting head. Light bitter flavor with a long smoky finish. Texture and mouthful is OK and not too watery.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What can I say? I have enjoyed this in the summer, winter and fall. Smokey and enjoyable. I recommend at least three half liter servings before condeming the nasty smokiness.

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of interzen
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Look: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Light tan head, slightly soapy looking with big bubbles. Decent retention with some lacing, but nothing major.

Smell: Smoked meats, barbeque and peat. Imagine something like an Islay single malt whisky without the alcohol and you may not be too far off the mark - amazingly, it manages not to smell burnt, just very, very smoky. If there's anything else hiding in there it isn't able to get its way past the smoke. The smell could be divisive to some - personally, I love it.

Taste: Like it smells, but with added dark fruits - the fruit smells don't make it past the smoke but you can definitely pick them up in the taste. There's a stewed plum or raisin taste backed up with a malty sweetness. This isn't a beer for hop-heads - sure, there's a bit of hop character there but it's overwhelmed by the malt and smoke. Quite simply, delicious.

Feel: So very smooth - there's not a massive amount of carbonation to begin with, and left for a while it looks pretty flat. That said, the combination of sweet malt, smoke and fruit flavours makes this easy to drink without being excessively heavy.

Overall: This could be a 'Marmite' beer - you either love it or hate it. Me? I love it - I like smoky things, and whilst I have beers with smoky elements to the flavour profile (think stouts and so forth) none are as 'complete' as this. It's very much malt (and smoke) driven, so there's nothing much for the hop-heads but even so, it's different enough to be worth a try for anyone.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Was better than I expected - some sweetness in with the smoke. Just not my favorite style.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes and smells like barbeque char. Chocolate malt flavor comes through as well. Good stuff.

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4.87/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer with very good smell and taste

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4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.