Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu Trum)

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Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu Trum)
Ranked #4
Ranked #4,662
4.14 | pDev: 12.32%
Nov 26, 2023
Aug 23, 2001
First tapping every first Thursday of October. A bitter Smokebock for the strongbeer-season (October through December). Matured for weeks in the deep rock-cellar and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask.
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Reviewed by jonb5 from England

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark mahogany, almost opaque, medium sized tanned head which didn't hang around too long.

S: Smoked meat, pleasant but not overbearing, smoke became more pronounced as it warmed.

T: Followed the nose, added some malt, slight hit of sweetness, didn't overdo the smoke.

M: Medium body, smooth texture, low carbonation.

O: High class beer, not as smokey as the Märzen, not as dry as the Doppelbock.
Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown with soft, creamy tan head.

Smell is bready with notes of smoke sausage, brown bread, tobacco, licorice, rye and some mineral hints.

Taste is rich, bready and smoky. Notes of smoked sausage, brown bread, tobacco. muscovado sugar and some nutty hints and a solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, chewy, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall, a fantastic smoked bock, rich and warming.
Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 4 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Oct 26, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The pour is umber brown colored with a fair amount of carbonation. The taste is chewy roasted malt, firewood smoke, & brown bread crust. There is no date on the bottle, but I guess that might not be too important for this style of beer. Cheers! A-
Oct 08, 2023
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Rated by RamonaBeer from California

4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very smoky but quite tasty.
Oct 05, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Sep 20, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Now I understand. This is what every rauchbier I have ever had has been trying to do. Campfire smoke, malty brown bread, caramel and molasses, but not syrupy or burnt. Werthers and cellars. I love this beer.
Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by Giggy from Michigan

Aug 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a dark rootbeer brown with one finger of beige head that leaves a nice sheet of lace as it recedes.

Smells like beef jerky. Smoked meat, garlic, rosemary, thyme, onion, burned bread and roasted caramel malt.

Tastes of pumpernickel, blackened toast, roasted caramel malt, barbecue smoke, some more subdued meat flavors and some cowboy coffee.

Feels deep and rich. Full bodied with subtle carbonation. Finishes chewy.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. A highly unusual but very enjoyable beer. It would go pretty well with a steak or a burger or something.
Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by DFred from California

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Andyman22 from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 3.14 by notchucknorris from California

Apr 25, 2023
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Deep, dark rosy color with tan head that kept it to the bottom. Nose is medium with strong smoky, almost acrid, characteristics. Taste is deep and rich smoke. Well-balanced. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy despite strong smokiness. Great beer.
Apr 18, 2023
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Rated by brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smoked beer on steroids. More intense finish than their other beers, but the aroma is weaker.
Excellent smoked rauchbier.
Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mahogany hue with a small, sudsy head. Cured meat and campfire smoke aroma, probably the strongest of the Schlenkerla beers that I’ve tried. Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel that was nicely carbonated. Tasted some caramel malts behind all that smokiness. Strong desire to barbeque something now. Long lasting, lingering finish. Drinking this right after their Fastenbier. Slight edge to the Urbock.
Mar 23, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This one really grew on me over the course of the bottle. Love me all the smoked meats, but find smoke flavor off-putting in a beverage. This one smells and tasted deeply of smoke. However, it's so well-crafted and balanced by an absolutely delicious malt presence that's neither too sweet nor too bitter.
Mar 18, 2023
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu Trum)
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