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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,897 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,897
Reviews: 1,010
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 115
Gots: 137 | FT: 3
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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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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.

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3.2/5  rDev -20.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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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.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Photo of tillmac62
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at The Rheinblick in Canandaigua, NY.

Pours a clear dark-ish brown, with a quarter inch head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells like warm liquid smoke, with caramel and toffee underneath.

This is probably the best, most pleasant rauchbier I've ever had. The smoke is definitely pleasant, but it's warm, slightly nutty, and gives off the impression of a nice campfire. The Marzen underneath is still present, I get some sweet caramel malt like flavors. I don't really get the smoked meat feel from this, it's more of a smoked wood/liquid smoke feel for me.

This is medium bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

There's a reason this is the classic smoked beer. Utterly delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
90 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.