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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: 121
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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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brown in color, but shows dark mahogany when held up to light. A white head is somewhat fizzy, and fades to a slight cap.

I smell serious smoke, hickory, and bacon. Awesome.

It's flavor gives off cured ham, nuts, touch of tobacco and black tea. Slight touch of honey lingers on the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, and fairly simple. Not very crisp, but it doesn't lack sufficient carbonation.

Overall this is enjoyable. The flavors kind of own your palate and as it's aroma and flavor bring food to mind, I'd like to try this with some BBQ ribs or something similar.

Definitely worth seeking out to have at least once.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear mahogany with two fingers of beige head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: lots of smokey aromas. Smoked meats and campfires come to mind. There are some sweeter bread notes underneath.

T: similar to the aroma, tons of smoke notes. Jerky, campfire, char, and smoked gouda come to mind. The finish has some bready and bitter notes.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is creamy and drinkable.

O: a good beer, overall. I'm not too familiar with the style, but the super smokey aspects are tasty.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle

A- Almost black in colour with some inviting reddish hints if seen through light. One finger light brown head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Clean and clear, though not very strong, smoked aroma. Mainly just smoke, with a bit of a burnt wood character on the back. There is definitely some sweetness on the back of things which i can't put my fingers on, maybe a bit of caramel or oddly enough some faint chocolate notes

T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. Pure, clean smoked flavour. Not on the roasted side as you may expect, but instead very much delicate on the mouth. Much less bitter than you would expect as well, with that background underlying malt sweetness that could also be felt in the aroma. Surprisingly refreshing finish has a slight touch of hops to it, making you longing for another sip. Very nice, clean smoked flavour, though not very complex if compared to other rauchs from the same brewery (or even if compared to their Helles)

M- Super soft mouthfeel. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Soft and smooth on the palate, silky and smooth on the tongue (where just the slightest bit of carbonation can be felt). Great

O- Clean and somehow simple beer despite it's peculiar character. Has more to it than the not so complex flavour suggests, in terms of balance, drinkability, pure smoked feel. Briefly: not super tasty, but definitely perfect

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A clear dark brown with nice ruby edges and a thick tan colored head that laces the tulip glass.

S: Wow, smells like smoked ham hocks. There is a touch of brown sugar and toasted malt in the background, but it is mostly a rich, sweet smokiness.

T: Rather sweet at first and then the smoke immediately kicks in. There is a bit of brown sugar sweetness, but mostly a nice clean smoke flavor. Never really smoked anything with beech wood, but the sweetness and clean flavor reminds me of mesquite or maybe even more of toasted marshmallows that got a little too close to the fire.

M: Medium body with good carbonation. Finishes sweet and leaves a little stickiness.

O: Of all the smoked beers that I've had, this one is definitely the most pure and clean tasting. It reminds me of winters at home.

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

Smooth creamy head and outstanding smoked flavor. The first Rauchbier that I have tried, but I will be back for more. The flavor is not overpowering and is perfectly matched fior smoked or bar-b-qued pork.

The smell is reminiscent of hickory smoked bacon and has a hint of almonds. Dark, clear amber color and absolutely perfect cream colored head. Low carbonation and balance make this one an easy drinker.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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