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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,742 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,742
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 103
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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Photo of TMoney2591
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Yards shaker pint glass.

Thanks to YaKnowBrady for this bottle (and the glass)!

Gettin' back to my smoky roots with one of the first rauchbiers I tried. It pours a clear sunset garnet topped by a finger or so of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises rich, woody, almost barbecue-like smoke hanging like a heavy pall over some sweet, creamy caramel. Good times, indeed. The taste brings some even darker smoke, but beyond that keeps things pretty steady. Smoky indeed! The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, one of the best rauchbiers out there. 'Nuff said.

TMoney2591, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of frankiepop
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer gave me little smoke as the lid popped, but the foam followed right behind it and nearly went over the bottle upon the opening. The pour delivered a dark beer with a ruby red tone. Nice head and lacing.

The smoke aroma pops right out and says "HELLOO!" You can really taste the smoke. This beer is a helluva lot of fun. It's more of a hoppy lesser than sweet taste, but that goes with the territory I suppose.

I would either play some Dwight Yoakam to complement this beer or else I recommend some slow Jazz like Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard or Stan Getz. Frank Sinatra would be a 3rd and appropriate option.

Avant garde guys like me should check out Joachim Gies 'Whispering Blue'

frankiepop, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Sam21
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into dimple mug. No bottle date.

Appearance- Ruby brown body with a creamy tan cap of foam.
Excellent retention and beautiful lacing.
Smell- Intense wood smoke makes itself known as soon as the cap comes off. It is the most prominent characteristic, but is not overwhelming. A solid malt sweetness is present but definitely a bottom player to the smoke.

Taste- Initial sweetness with thick layers of smoke that carry through to the finish. The sweetness is eclipsed by the smoke in the finish with a subtle graininess that is accompanied by a subtly bitter hop presence.

Mouth Feel- This beer sports a medium body with creamy and full carbonation. Finish is slightly drying, which I find accents the beer's smoky character.

Drinkability- Smoky, woody, with a balancing malt foundation. This beer has great character and balance and is an incredibly easy drinking beer. The perfect pint for a cold New England fall night.

Sam21, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

sneefcity, Nov 30, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle poured into pint glass. One and a half finger tanned head which went quickly. Dark mahogany colour, clear at the edges, cloudy in the middle. Very distinct smell, was like being in a room full of smoked ham. Strong malty smoked taste. Not too much,going on apart from smoke. Was surprised by the high amount of carbonation.

jonb5, Nov 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DeutschesBier, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

anwo56, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

sigtau200ws, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

CaptinRedBeard, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into DFH snifter. Pours a dark brown but transparent color- billowing white head on top, nice retention. Smell- peaty campfire, sweet malts. Nothing overpowering here. Taste- sweet smokiness, maybe a hint of cherry or sweet fruit on the front of the palate. On the end, some roasty bitterness. This is a well balanced, nice beer. I am not generally a fan of rauchbier, but this one is really nice.

lnashsig, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

ElGallo, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

BuffaloBill12, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

darkhorseT, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Spider889, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

banjofred101, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Josiah2729, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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