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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,796 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 107
Gots: 102 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sep 24, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

crosbyms, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A much darker pour than the Doppelbock, it pours a deep reddish brown with about an inch of foam. It shrinks quickly and leaves better lacing.

Almost as smokey on the nose as the DB with less secondary aromas. Served cold, so maybe that explains it.

Smoother taste though still quite smokey. So smooth, I can't seem to pull any other flavours out of this Marzen so I'll give up trying.

Close to perfection for the mouth feel.

This one, I reckon I could possibly drink another bottle of, back to back. Delightful it is.

Bitterbill, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Great beer! Brown color, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of smoked ham and malt. Taste is similar to aroma with smoked wood notes. Medium body and carbonation. Moderate bitterness in smoked and roasted aftertaste

Sinfull, Sep 23, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

A compelling, cool sepia brown color with little warm red and gold highlights. Off-white head that gave way a little too soon and left little lacing.

Ever-present, smooth, smoky bbq aroma accentuated every sip. Hops are in the backseat, coming along just to enjoy the ride.

Well crafted beer.

smbslt, Sep 22, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Urik, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Plet, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ilikebeer03, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

caljzy, Sep 20, 2014
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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, Sep 19, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

Fellysmarts, Sep 19, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%

The 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, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

RandyPuckett, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

InspectorBob, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

SFNC, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

dmberger, Sep 13, 2014
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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
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,796 ratings.