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%
 
 
Wants:
117
Gots:
117
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,383 |  Reviews: 710
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

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle in Atlanta.
Clear dark brown body with a very good head.
Very smooth, near full feel with pepper carbonation.
Very smoky aroma and flavor but not quite to the level that would totally mask some dark bread notes.
Overall: excellent for style.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L : Passed this up several times, finally decided to give it a whirl. It's pronounced "Aeisht Shlinkowla RowchbEErh". Anyways! This Urbock pours hazelnut from the bottle and forms a dark chocolate black in the duvel. The head is puffy and large, 3 fingers, and gradually recedes to a finger and sticks. Lace left on the glass sparsely.

S : Aaaand the aroma is like walking into a butcher shop. Cured hard meats, smoked salami, with a light herbal freshness and bright malts.

T : The smoke comes out first, giving way immediately to pastrami, then to roasted malts, and finally to a semi-bitter twist of cilantro, celery, and citrus rind.

F : Fabulous, as expected. Very wet, very dense, very malty and creamy. Nice carbonation pops things up a bit. Finish is slightly smokey.

O : The Urbock isn't half bad, but nowhere near the stature of their Marzen. I really thought this was going to have more flavor popping out than it did; instead it gives you a nip of smoke and then disappears into a light German Bock.

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Photo of Pturner13
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tbone1384
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells and tastes like a camp fire. For me, this is nothing more than a novelty. Interesting on the first sip, but getting harder and harder to finish.

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

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KurtE
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Bitterbill
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear mahogany with emphasis on brown great head of off white foam.

Great wood chip barbecue/smokie aromas. Sneaky amount of sweet malt in there.

Huge smoke right off the bat with some malty sweetness ...bbq in a glass.

Smooth mouthfeel and very easy to drink despite the intense smoke.

So good.

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Photo of JoeCorleone
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This smoked bock pours a dark brown color with a slight amber tint and a medium foamy white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is assertive, like many beers from this brewery. It has an incredibly rich character of smoked meat with a hint of sweetness. The flavor lives up to the scent. It is aggressively smoky and has a flavor profile that I think is somewhere between the marzen and the eiche doppelbock. Like the marzen there are strong hints of smoked meat, but like the eiche doppelbock it is also reminiscent of a campfire. There is a slight sweetness to the flavor as well. The taste of alcohol is also surprisingly assertive given that this is only a 6.5% beer. With many beers this would be a negative comment, but combined with the smokiness it is in this case a positive thing in my opinion. The finish has a lingering smokiness. The body is on the high end of medium, but of course slightly lighter than the eiche. I could easily see many people picking the marzen as their favorite from this brewery, but for me this one is the best. This beer is truly a smoked beer masterpiece and probably the best example I have ever tried of this intriguing style.

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Photo of SDStoutly
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hazen
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cleonile2000
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the very old school label that comes with this one. The beer itself pours a clear cola like color with a hint of red in the background....could resemble root beer. The head is caramel in color and retains superbly....it is thick and dense....starts out about 2 fingers thick and settles to about one! Carbonation is tough to see and the lacing is quite good, with plenty of sticky goodness clinging to the side of the glass!

S- This totally smells like a sausage shop....pick one that you know of, and that is the aroma that this gives off! Landjaeger sausage to be precise! Smoky, peaty, malty.....these are the main smells that are detected....it is much too hard to get much else out of this on the nostrils. Very nice overall!

T- The flavors follow the aroma closely but to a milder degree. The malt comes out much better....burnt malts in fact. Toasted, meaty yeast/bread, sausage, black coffee/cocoa bitterness in the background, and the finish is of strong hop character....it is actually quite light and doesn't sit on the palate. There are some mild peppercorn and nuttiness throughout as well!

M/O- Light to medium body best describes this one, with plenty of carbonation but it is not in your face. A perfect brew to enjoy with a smoked cheese/meat platter, I could easily enjoy another one of these....it is highly drinkable and easy going, much against what one would think going into it! I highly recommend it and again, this showcases the vast range of German beers that are out there! Cheers!!

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Photo of DarthVorador
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a fairly thick black color. The head is thick, and frothy. The nose you get a nice smoke smell, but it is somewhat mellow. The taste is smoky. It also has other flavors. There's a hint of coffee in it. Delicious.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,383 ratings.
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