Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier UrbockAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
BA SCORE
86.8%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 1,392 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
Ranking:
#1,585
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
1,392
Liked:
1,208
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
12.56%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
120
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,392 |  Reviews: 715
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
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 -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of fountainofyouth
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of BeerBeast
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopley
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jodio
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -13%
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 -5.6%
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 -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tbone1384
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KurtE
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
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 -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 86.8% out of 100 with 1,392 ratings
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