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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,952 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 124
Gots: 156 | 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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Ratings: 1,952 | Reviews: 1,024
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4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 7/12/12

A clear ruby red with a few tiny suspended particles, just a few bubbles but a solid thumbs width of light tan foam hangs on for a few sips leaving some partial rings of lace

S nice campfire smell with some of grandpas cabin, faint dried fruit and coco, more smokey goodness and the smell of rain on the campfire

T a little more chocolate and a little less smoke, some fruity notes fighting their way through, earthy, woody and smokey, great stuff

M somewhat light bodied and refreshing in a strange way, more bubbles then I could see in the glass and a fruity smoke aftertaste that lingers

O this ones a great example of the style, smokes strong but allows other aspects of the brew to shine through, easy to drink and doesn't leave you feeling full

my only regret was not drinking this with my BBQ beef ribs last night, poor timing but great beer. the best brew out of my Advent Calender so far far, not sure if it was worth the 100$ but I'd pay a few bucks to drink another one of these

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 500 ml Stange glass (Lowenbrau glass).

App- dark brown . 1'5 fingers head off-white colour
A- rich, smokey malt, wood
T- absolutely smoked but with a refreshing bitternes, well balanced in my opinion
M- long taste in mouth, smoked malt predominance but with a good presence of hop too
O- medium body and carbonation. A favourite for me, because it is drinkable and unique.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours fairly clear dark caramel brown with an off-white head. I can see plenty of bubbles in the beer and along the side of the glass. The head retreats slowly. This beer definitely smells smokey and earthy on the nose. The smokiness in the nose is not overpowering in the flavor. I pick up some of those sweet malts. It's a little earthy. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is fairly clean and the drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark caramel-brown in color, with a thick head of off-white bubbles. Alas, the only lace is a thin line above the ring.

Nose is spectacular! Deeply woody, like a campfire embers and cured meat. Some say bacon, and that's not too far off.

Taste is definitely woody-smoky, with a tinge of sweet malts underneath, just enough around the edges to add some balance. This is a tasty, drinkable, and positively a unique experience that any serious beer advocate needs to try.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with an inviting dark and rich brown color and a noticeable but thin white head on top. Greets you with that wonderful Schlenkerla smoke. Savory smoked meats and campfire dominate and leave little room for anything else to come through.

The only other Schlenkerla beer I've had is the Urbock and as expected, this one is incredibly similar. First sip is smokey but not as overpowering as the aroma is. It plays the leading role but the sweetness of the malts plays a nice secondary role. Hints of brown sugar and caramel before the inevitableness that is the Schlenkerla savory smoked meat finish. The biggest difference between Märzen and Urbock would be in the body, with the lighter alcohol of the Märzen being noticeable in the mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured a really dark brown with a one finger white head. The carbonation on the brew was moderate. The nose was exactly what I wanted from a rauchbier…lots of smoke and bacon. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with smoke and bacon. This was a really pungent nose, but one I enjoyed. The taste again is filled with smoke and bacon. There was also a hint of malt in this brew. The one thing that really shocked me on the beer was how thin it was and how mild the carbonation was. A beer with big flavors likes this should really be a little thicker, in my opinion. But, that’s my only complaint. This was also a nice session brew that was really drinkable and unique. I would definitely have this again, but it’s not for the faint of heart.

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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from bottle and got 1 inch head, then decreased to about 1/2 inch and is very steady. Head is off white (cream) in colour with good carbonation. Beer is clear with a ruby colour.

Smell: Smokiness is present with a slight metallic undertone in the back.

Taste: smokiness is present but not overpowering. Sweetness is low to medium with bitterness balancing it. A small metallic taste is present but malt/bitterness overpowers it after a few seconds. The flavour is medium lasting and a dry finish that is quick.

Mouthfeel: well carbonated. This beer would pair well with a strong cheese and would clean the palate very well. Body is light but not thin.

Overall: I am pleased with the beer. It's great for food pairing and it's a great introduction to smoke beers.

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