Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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

Appearance: Dark Chestnut

Aroma: Smoky malt

Taste: Very smokey aroma; smokey, malty, hoppy flavor; slightly bitter

Remarks: One of my early attempts at ratings. Bought at Heinrich's Supergetrânkemarkt in Kornwestheim.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of beerluvr
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours with a nearly white creamy head over dark amber liquid with slight hints of garnet red. Nose is intensely smoky...so much so that I can smell the smoke emanating from the glass 1&1/2 feet away from me as I jot down the tasting notes! The taste is wonderfully smoky, sweet & pungent with excellent mouthfeel, not much in the way of hoppiness here, but when there's this much flavor packed into a beer like this it's hardly missed! Finishes long with huge notes of smokiness with sweet malts coming in behind. Just a fantastic example of the Brewers art here! For the novice: try it, if you don't like it...try it again. It may take 3 or 4 bottles, but once you acquire the taste it's nothing short of one of the greatest drinking experiences you'll ever have!

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into stange. Deep ruby brown with a medium fizzy white head that lasts. Smells of smoked ham with an after-smell of sweet dark malts. Taste is not as smoky as the smell at all; the sweet malts start out in the beginning, sort of like a schwarzbier, and then the smoky flavors come in and blend quite well.

After seeing countless "ugh, rauchbiers" posted in "beers you can't stomach" threads, I was a bit apprehensive to try this, but I knew I had to, and I'm glad I did. This is a great and unique style, and I'll definitely be trying more.
For anyone else who is apprehensive about them, this is an excellent one to try the style with.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a color brownish copper color with some light ruby highlights seen shinning through. Upon pouring there is a two finger tan colored head that has a about a 3 min retention time before fading and leaving some light lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Big on the smoke and the char with some undertones of brown bread and caramel. There are also aromas of char and some meaty smells mixed within giving it a nice campfire like aroma.

Taste – The taste of some darker malts as well as a nice strong smokiness are initially present upfront. Some lighter dark fruit flavors mix with these giving it a moderately taste. The sweetness intensifies a bit as some flavors of caramel come to the tongue. A salty flavor joins the mix more toward the end while the beadier and malty flavors begin to fade. IN the end with the smokiness increasing slightly, a cured but moderately sweet smoked taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to just above average side in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that is overall rather average, both suiting well the blend of smoky and sweet.

Overall – Lightly sweetened BBQ taste in a glass here. Roasted, smoked with a bit of char, sweet and delicious.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent, clear mahogany color with a voluminous bone colored head. Excellent lacing through out the drinking left on the sides of the glass. For the aroma, I picked up some fruit esters underneath the wonderful charred wood scents. After a taste I found it to be similar to that of smoked Gouda cheese, meat, some hoppiness, with a soft bready finish. Very complex. Something about the mouth feel reminded me of a menthol cigarette. Nice and light bodied, for the seasoned connoisseur of smoked beer.

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