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:
1,391
Reviews:
714
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
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121
Gots:
120
For Trade:
1
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark deep brown, with a quarter inch head, and no lacing.

This smells like warm campfire smoke, sweet smoked meat, caramel, and toasted bread.

Even though I don't much like smoked beers, I've found that I like most of the Schlenkerla line. I get some campfire up front, with some honey, molasses, and caramel, and a cured smoked meat thing near the end that's subtle and nice.

This is medium bodied, with a warm and rich mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

A really nice rauchbier here.

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1pt, 0.9oz bottle served in a Weihenstephaner glass. No date.

Appearance: Dark brown with hints of amber when held up to the light. Initial 1/4" thick light tan head died back to a 1/16" persistent pillowy head. Some occasional islands and strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Very nice woody smoke aroma, with a bit of a grilled meaty aroma under it.

Taste: Good woody smoky taste up front, then a nice sweet bock/doppelbock taste in the middle, then a lingering smoky finish with some hints of bacon and phenol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, light carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A great beer. I don't think I could have another bottle of this size in one evening, but I would definitely get it again. Very tasty and went well with food (balsamic chicken with rice pilaf) and I think it would go with a wide range of food. But good by itself after the meal to sip and savor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is perhaps the most difficult beer I've ever had to review. So unique from any other beer out there that I've tried.

A - Poured from a 1 pint bottle into a mug. Transparent ruby red to brown with a one-finger offwhite head that dissipates in a few minutes to a nice lace on top. Nice lacing sticks to the sides of my mug.

S - The second you start pouring this one you smell it. It permeates the air immediately. Smells like salt cured pork. Very, very strong and covers any hope of hop smell. Smells very nice, but not like a beer... hence the difficulty in reviewing. For the style, I'm sure it's great.

T&M - Not nearly as smokey as the smell. A nice smooth and lightly sweet hop profile hits me first and then the smoke rolls in as I swallow. The smoke by no means is the main flavor, it simply complements the sweet caramel malt. Moderately hoppy aftertaste that melds well with the smokiness. Everything is so nicely balanced and in tune. So much flavor there, don't get distracted by the smoke. So interesting and unique, I love it! Smooth body with low carbonation.

D - This actually went down pretty well. At least better so than I expected. I could have drank another one for sure. This would go really well with sausage, kielbasa, burgers, or really anything grilled.

I really enjoyed this experience. I went in a little nervous and came out wanting more. Such a unique style.

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Had on-tap at the Old Bay, in New Brunswick, NJ:

Pours dark brown with a large head that descends to a thin cover.

The smell is of smoked meat with Scotch-like undertones.

The taste is of smoked meat with Scotch-like undertones as well. Very robust/rich.

It is smooth and full-bodied. Very long finish.

A nice one to pair with the obvious - smoked meats. My favorite of the three Rauchbiers I've had from this brewery. Drinkable for style, though still a "special occassion" brew.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,391 ratings.
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