Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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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
Ranking:
#1,810
Reviews:
726
Ratings:
1,421
pDev:
12.32%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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Photo of cardfan212
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a goblet.

Look - Dark opaque brown with no head but a small layer of sand colored bubbles. A very robust color to the body.

Smell - Very heavy smell of chocolate on the forefront followed by a bit of a beef jerky, campfire type smoky smell. Not as smoky on the nose as I would have expected.

Taste - The chocolate from the smell carries over to the taste along with a lot of sweet bready malt. The taste lingers for a long while before evaporating to a pleasant bit of smoke that doesn't overpower everything. On the verge of single trick, it isn't horribly complex, but it is rich and balanced and lovely.

Feel - Thick heavy body with an active peppy fizz. The carbonation keeps it from being too tough of a drink.

Overall - Incredibly pleasant to drink, but it's definitely a slow drink with how heavy it is. Surprisingly approachable despite its intimidating classification as a "smoke beer."

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Photo of FBarber
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft.

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopsputin
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: dark, muddy brown color with a hint of ruby red/purple towards the bottom of the glass where light is penetrating. a nice 2 finger tan frothy head

s: lots of campfire smoke and charred wood up front. some meaty bacon behind that. caramel malts, generic sweet berries and a touch of herbal hops to close it out and help balance out the aroma

t: follows the nose pretty well. it starts with that charred wood and campfire flavor that dominates the tongue. behind that is smoked bacon and a nice amount of sweet caramel malts. just a touch of noble hops and more campfire to finish. awesome taste

m: medium mouthfeel with mid-high carbonation. the carbonation really helps to accent the smokiness in here

o: excellent Rauchbier. smoke is definitely the dominant aspect in the aroma and taste, but it has just the right amount of sweet malt and hops to balance the beer out. delicious, and each sip leaves you wanting more

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Photo of Devonking
2.66/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ritz3314
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluecrow
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-deep brown, but clear bottle pour with a thin tan foam cap. The aroma is light smoke- ash or birch; the flavor is dense with smoked malt and quite tempered by the aging. The oak is noted. The smoke persists in the finish. This is well-done!

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL undated bottle poured into a 500mL mug at fridge temp 6.5% ABV. The beer pours dark to medium brown with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap. The aroma is campfire smoke and a little ham. The taste starts with some malt and is quickly cast aside for more smoke. There is little bitterness and a lasting meaty, malty, smokey aftertaste that is pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated, and dry despite it's richness. Overall, excellent. Really outstanding if you like other smoked malt beers.

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Photo of Klister
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dawon
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

ABV is 6.5% on label description.
Poured from 1 pint 0.9 fluid ounce bottle into glass. No bottling date marked on bottle or glass.
Deep amber, clear body. Light tan persistent head. Rings of lacing.
Dark malt aroma, with smoke, and smoked meat.
Taste of dark malt, sweet and spice, with smoke and bacon.
Medium mouth feel, spicy. Smokiness persists in aftertaste.
Very good representative of smoked beer (rauchbier). The sweet taste helps to balance the darky malt and smoke.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrendanHurley
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: poured from a tall brown pint bottle. No clear freshness date. Poured into Weistephaner Weiss glass with a light head, probably more appropriate to use a Fest Stein glass.
Smell: The scent of roasted malts immediately followed by a rich smokiness completely identifying the to smell of smoked meats.
Taste: A rich dark dunkel with the right smokey flavor to fufill its strong scent. This is absolutely an acquired flavor, but is incredible when it is what you are looking for. One of my favorite German styles.
Feel: A thick full body that matches the beer's identity.
Overall: This style of beer has become one of my favorite beer styles and is because of the Schlenkerla Urbock, the best and original of its kind.

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Photo of scottme
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton, UK.
Smokey bacon flavoured beer! Dark liquid but very transient head. Smoke on the nose. More carbonated than I expected. Slips down all too easily. Truly delicious with great length. Must get some more.

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Photo of MattSn
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,421 ratings