Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

1,383 Ratings
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier UrbockAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear ruby in the Stiegl stange with a creamy beige head that lifts to half an inch and leaves patchy lacing.

Big smoky aroma as expected, akin to summer sausage, with a light scent of bandaid in the background.

Smoked bacon with perceptible roasted malt. The long, subtle finish has a light bitterness.

Soft texture of cotton jersey with a full body and light alcohol. Light carbonation with astringency long into the finish.

An easy drinking, comfortable beer, suitable for winding down after a stressful day.

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

500ml bottle poured in a dimpled pint mug.

A: Pours a deep dark amber to brown color forming a medium beige head. Medium to low retention and lots of lacings left

S: Very particular. Very smoky as expected. Bacon. Roasted malts, honey, brown sugar

T: As the nose, very roasted and smoky. Bacon, honey, roasted malts, smoked wood. Sweet candy/brown sugar upfront. Sweeter than the Marzen version. End is roasted bitterness

M: Medium and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Roasted bitter aftertaste

O: Excellent beer, excellent drinkability. The best Rauchbier ever! :)

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Photo of srandycarter
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark beer, not much head, slow ring and lost of sudsy lace. Smells like smoke. Lots of smoke. Ok, some bacon too. Taste like smoke. Lots of smoike. Ok, some bacon too. Mouth is medium, good carb, balance way out of whack. I wouldn't try this again, but I was glad to experience.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of bluHatter
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cola black/brown with a rich creamy head. Nice pretty lacing. Looks delicious.

S: Burnt, smoked hardwoods. Campfire smokiness. That warm cozy aroma that fills the room when you open the fireplace up to stoke it or add a fresh clean log. Awesome.

T: smoked woods. Again, almost identical to the smoke one associates with a campfire or a warm cozy fireplace.

M: Thick and creamy with really nice carbonation. A little dry on the finish.

O: This is the second of these smokebeers I've tried and they just get better and better. The best part about these are the amazing nose - and the nostalgia. It brings back good memories of camping all summer long in Oregon.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, hazy brown hue with two fingers of frothy tan foam. A nice-looking brew.

Smell: right up front is the powerful, rich smoke aroma; this then subsides into a long tail of sweet malt and vanilla. I rather like it.

Taste: again, rich smoke starts off the party, after which some complex malt flavors develop on the palate. Raisins, vanilla and a light fruitiness tail off into a richer and smokier finish. Quite good indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation which yields a nice creaminess. This combines with a rich silkiness to leave a smooth, rich mouthfeel.

Overall: I'm deriving a lot of enjoyment from drinking this beer. I feel like I could drink a ton of it and not get tired of it; there are so few really good smoked beers out there, I'll take this whenever I can get it.

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Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Etan
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful brown-black with a rocky off-white head. Good retention and great lacing.

S: Pungent and silky aroma of smoked malts. Burning firewood, smoked meat, brown bread, chocolate. Incredibly savory and delicious-smelling.

T: Roasted grain, bread, milky chocolate, smooth notes of smoked meat, charcuterie, beechwood, and direct notes of wispy smoke. A bit of hop sweetness and bitterness on the end. The smoke is more restrained than in the nose, but this is good for the balance of the beer.

M: Silky mouthfeel with fine carbonation.

O: This stuff is delicious.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%

1 pint. 6 oz. Brown bottle with a classy German style label. Poured into a standard 12 oz tall mug.

A - deep garnet(ruby) like brown that shows it's clarity quite nice despite it's dark body. Semi lasting tan colored head provides a ring of lace that holds to the glass the entire way down.

S - smokiness of wood and charcoal. It's like a backyard BBQ. Small hints of roasted malt.

T - smoked oak flavor with a charcoal like character. Again, a lot like one of my excellent barbecue outings here in my backyard. The wood smokiness just keeps coming. Some overly roasted malts with the alcohol giving off a slight slickness. I detected no hops.

M - medium bodied with it's thickness giving a joyfully smooth mouthfeel.

O - most probably wouldn't like this, but it's still well made. This is something I could enjoy on occasion. It's different, but still pretty good in it's own way. Reminds me a lot of the country outings I'm accustomed to during summer and autumn. Some may not like this, but I do and I appreciate it's quality as well as the class Brauerei Heller possess.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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