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:
#1,750
Reviews:
725
Ratings:
1,418
pDev:
12.56%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
120
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125
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Photo of cknoch
3.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

16.9 fl oz bottle (no date) poured into a tall cylindrical pub glass. Pours a deep, deep, dark mahogany brown with very little light coming through. Tall, thick tannish head that sticks around a good while. Smell is VERY smokey, a bit of oak, if you've ever been outside a wood fire barbecue, it's a lot like that. But there is also the slightest fruity character in the nose. Taste follows, the smoke hits you right away, and then the slight sweetness, a touch of German hops, and smoke carrying on long into the finish. On the fuller side of medium bodied, but not heavy at all. I'd been waiting ages to find this, and I'm so glad I did. It met and exceeded all expectations!

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Photo of mwvman
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of token_23223
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mothman
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
2.4/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of madelf66
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) brown bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information, although stamped with MJ.
A: Pours a crystal clear, dark brown color with a one inch, foamy mocha head, strong retention and nice rings of lacing.
S: Smoky with aroma of smokehouse pork, coffee, honeysuckle, vanilla, and cumin. A vegetable note (avocado) was evident before it warmed.
T: Again smokehouse bacon/pork flavor really predominant with no more than coffee and honeysuckle notes. Not quite semisweet, but dark malts definitely provide body and heft. Bitterness blends very nicely as part of overall flavor pallet.
M: Medium bodied with solid effervescence. Smokey flavor persists on the palate.
O: Really a beer to take one's time with. After habituating to the overpowering smokiness, it is kind of fun to identify the other flavors. Certainly, a great representative of the Rauchbier style.

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Photo of hman43
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz bottle poured into can glass.

A: pitch black body with a little light escaping the edges very little head.

S: very Smokey, meat, bacon, light bits of malts a little caramel.

T: Nice smooth rich smoked meat taste with nice caramel, and rich malts.

M: unreal how smooth this beer is decent body low carbonation.

O: this beer is fantastic. beautiful honeyed caramel malts with lots of deep rich smoked flavors.

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

Photo of donspublic
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
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 Wrong 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 +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matuka123
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Acforster2
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,418 ratings