Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier UrbockAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Germany
schlenkerla.de

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by taez555 on 08-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,383
Reviews:
710
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
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117
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117
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: huge head that dimples, dark brown, medium carbonation

Smell: pepper, campfire smoke, pork, and spice

Taste: huge smoky wood taste, spice, pork, burnt malt

Mouthfeel: very smooth, medium light body

Drinkability: I feel sort of bad giving this all fives, but truth be told I believe this is the benchmark for my favorite style. If I could have one beer for the rest of my life this is it. The smoke is not subtle--it is amazing. The other flavors are very complex. This hides the alcohol well. Everything a rauch should be. Everything a beer should be. This is the beer for me.

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A: Very dark brown with very little foam, though may have been due to how I poured it. Low carbonation.

S: Excellent pork BBQ smoky smell. Smells is if someone filtered it through charcoal from a pig smoker after smoking pork all day.

T: Tastes exactly how it smells. Stronger taste than I expected but that was a pleasant surprise. Awesome finish, slightly bitter, though bitter is a stronger word than I'd like.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink. Slight bitterness that twists the mouth a little, but it just makes you want to drink more. Very little carbonation made drinking it quickly quite easy.

O: I'm lucky enough to have 3 craft been bars here that have thousands of beers between their coolers and taps and a beer store with several hundred beers as well. I've tried countless beers over the years and come to love a handful that I'd recommend to anyone, but this is leaps and bounds better than anything I've had before. It was a little pricey at $5 a beer (retail store, not a bar) but well worth it. My only complaint is how fast it goes haha.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best on the planet!

Had this beer on tap in October, took notes, got really intoxicated several times, and lost my notes somewhere in Munich. (I think)

This beer is absolutely beautiful. Sat at a table with my brother (ungespundet) and our great friend (TTU94) and an elderly German couple who we shot the shit with via a translator (Ungespundet).

Dark, smoky, complex, in your face beer. Not for the faint hearted at all. But if you can make it, this is one of those rare beers that you will remember for a long time. Although the alchohol content may make you forget everything else.

If you get the chance to go to Germany, stop in Bamberg and visit this and the other 10 or so breweries and you will be in beer heaven.

Prosit!

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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