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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,935 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,935
Reviews: 1,018
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 120
Gots: 151 | FT: 4
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ThreeEcho7
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of JTuomi
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of harryhops
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

Superb.

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jmartinger
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of mobrado
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Nat1975
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of MikeG9teen84
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ThrashMaster
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Bp123
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

Photo of TinkerToys
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Artemikhin
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of owheeler
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

Photo of Aleg
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of neurobot01
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

A clear step below the Urbock in my opinion. Not as rich or complex; still smoky and tasty nonetheless.

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of PatrickG
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of R_Kole
1/5  rDev -75.2%

Photo of tillmac62
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely dark amber with a distinct dark ruby cast. Very good head, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of meaty bacon like smoke against an underlying dark fruit (plum, fig) note. Light medium body with a somewhat slick texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is a masterpiece of intensity, balance and complexity. The delicious smoke character is always present, but never overpowering. It begins with campfire bacon like smoke over a slightly sweet background that has dark fruit characteristics. The middle allows the hops to impart a low level bitterness that has a citric note. The almost dry finish is somewhat crisp and leaves you with a touch of biscuit like sweetness and a lingering smokiness as if you've sitting around a campfire. World Class.

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,935 ratings.