Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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1,379 Ratings
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:
1,379
Reviews:
707
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
Wants:
117
Gots:
117
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,379 |  Reviews: 707
Photo of madelf66
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours dark amber with ruby hues. The head is brown and has moderate retention.

Smell: It has a deep, pleasant smoky aroma. There are also wood aromas with some oak. There are hints of malt in the background with a ever so slight hint of fruit.

Taste: There is a rich combination of malt and smoked flavors. The malts have a maillard flavor to them. The smoke includes oaken wood flavors as well as traditional smoked flavors. There are also hints of plums in the background notes with a touch of floral elements.

Feel: It has a moderate body that is towards the heavy side with bitterness and smoked elements that last long into the finish.

Overall, this is a complex smoky beer with combinations of rich malts and smoked elements with hops and esters in the background notes.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into wine glass(only thing available), nice 2 finger tan head, recedes after a minute pretty good lacing. Dark brown in the glass, very little light passes thru. Smells of roasted malt, bacon, ham, all good things that are smoked. Taste is sweet malt with a hammy/bacon smoke flavor has a mild earthy bitterness on the finish. It is so easy to go Wong on this style, but this is truly well balanced. Thanks to the girl working at Tony's in Shreveport that told me to get this

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matuka123
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've tried this before and I've tried Märzen by this Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier bramd too. This brewery. I love the smell of this. Just ham, meaty, meat, barbecue, smoky ham meat! I can imagine how delicious this is with christmas/xmas Ham that we eat here in Finland when its christmas. Delicious.

Bootle looks very cool and kind of royal and looks more royal than Märzen I think. It looks kind of Ruby black. Reddish but strong black/brown. Dark brown with some rubeh ruby red on it. Small white creamy head, not much head for me. Lightly carbonated, not highly carbonated. Smell is delicious to me. Pork bacon savory salty smoky. :D
Taste=just tastes good and nice basic dark bock beer. Smoky ham type of taste. It's more in the smell than in the taste. But it tastes like it smells and feels smooth and light. Scrumptious. I'd like to drink this with a rhyebread sandwich that has mustard and ham in the middle. Delicious combo during holidays.

Overall, great beer. Delicious bock urbock. I find it easier to drink than Märzen slightly and the bottle looks cooler as well. I do recommend this. Not top tier beer but very good.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Acforster2
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely dark ruby red, murky appearance.

Thick white head; decent lacing.

Smells like a fresh pig just pit on the spit. The ham smell borders on the obnoxious, it is so strong.

Medium mouthfeel.

The taste follows the nose; this tastes like delicious barbecued pork. If that appeals to you, welcome to heaven. If it doesn't, run for the hills my friend. Perhaps the most flavorful beer I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fountainofyouth
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to have this for awhile.
The appearance is a dark reddish brown with a bit of clarity.
The aroma is a nice intense BBQ smokiness, and big malt sweetness.
The taste is woody smokiness with a chocolate malt sweetness that mixes well.
Has a nice medium plus palate with a smokiness that lingers pleasantly.
Overall this is another awesome rauchbeer that I would love to have at the source.

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Photo of dag1991
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopley
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jodio
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,379 ratings.
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