Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Germany
schlenkerla.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Facts on Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche:

*brewed with 100% Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt
*8% alcohol
*40 bitter units from finest aroma hops
*Bernstein (amber) color
Schlenkerla Oak Smoke will be available during Christmas time 2009 at our historic brewery tavern in Bamberg (first tapping Dec. 18th), and on draft as special import in the USA - please contact our US importer for availability.

Added by Bierman9 on 12-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
905
Reviews:
415
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
84
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0
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Ratings: 905 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of Slatetank
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this 500ml bottle chilled in a pilsner glass.

The color is deep amber with light haze and some suspended floating matter with ecru head and very fine bead with thick ringlets off lace left holding. The smell is smokey and woody at first with mild sweet nutty scent and slightly spice with some wood araomatics adding earthiness with yeast which augments the mild caramel type malt smell. The feel is full with thick malt body with medium carbonation and slight smokey dry texture and semi-dry finish which carries a light spice and almost no alcohol in the finish witth residual smoke on the palate.

The flavor is rich with malt flavors with slight smoke on entry and sweet nutty flavor with light hop in the taste balancing some toffee in the middle with caramel and mild brown sugar with a slight fruitiness in the yeast with a slight dried apricot and mild bready toasted flavor adding to a slight cinnamon and vanilla accent with slight golden raisin type sweet and earthy flavor. There is a mild aromatic smoke in the dark fruity and woody finish which is not downplayed at all and compliments the layers of malt with slight taste of alcohol in the mostly dry finish. Overall this is wonderful and I think the oak smoke in the dopplebock fits very well with truly delicious results. A great example of how smoke can enhance and already great example of the dopplebock style -enjoyable in its subtlety yet fully flavored and rich w/ out any alcohol in the flavor which makes it deceptively drinkable and the smoke perfectly implemented in the aroma and flavor. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys smoked beer, strong lager or a dopplebock fan

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of infinitebruner
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

November 4, 2014

500 ml bottle, weizen glass

A – A very dark amber, not quite turning to brown, all the way through. Fairly clear, with some dark gold highlights. Mildly frothy, light tan head, low to moderate retention.

S – Smoked light wood, oak or beech. Some light hop bitterness. Otherwise pretty malty, a bit juicy. Smoke is really so prominent as to mask the rest.

T – Smoke, very mild, really more on the nose. Caramel, toffee, warm toasted bread, actually a lot of dark sugar-type sweetness. Some very mild to moderate bitterness, almost all on the finish. For all the sweetness, the smoke provides a nice counterbalance.

M – Low carbonation, a fairly juicy backbone, with a touch of dryness on the finish.

O – The smoke really defies the doppelbock category, but otherwise is a great example of the base style. Smoke is mild enough to allow its inclusion, but it’s a unique entry. Very good beer, seems to accomplish its intended goal very well.

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Photo of archdukeofrandom
4/5  rDev -2%

It is their christmas brew but i think it could be great in early spring or fall

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Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of leaddog
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with two fingers of frothy cream coloured head.

Smell - smoked meat, sausage spices, caramel malts, dark fruits (plum), leafy hop, and hint of toffee

Taste - Hit away with the smoke meat and sausage spices followed the caramel malts, touch of dark fruits, toffee sweetness, and hint of leafy hops

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant sweetness.

Overall - A nice malty doppelbock with the twist of adding the smoked meat and sausage spices to the brew. This one is definitely an interesting brew for those wanting to venture off the beaten path from your standard doppelbock.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, this beer is a beautiful, dark amber with a light tan head that rapidly dissipates and leaves no noticeable lacing.
The aroma is quite remarkable: Sweet malt and biscuit and baking bread and that underlying smoked char. Lovely.
Amazing taste this beer. I keep thinking it's a liquid Pixies song; instead of soft-loud-soft, it's bitter-sweet-bitter. Lots of bitter, dark fruit and spice right off, then sweet caramel and toffee and then a spicy and dry bitter. And beneath it all, that wonderful lingering oak char with hints of vanilla thrown in.
Moutfeel is medium-thin and a bit sticky.
Overall, this is just a great beer.

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Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Smoked taste takes a lot of place. Unfortunately, the doppelbock side is quite hidden.

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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Hazy dark amber and not much of a head.

S: Smoke and malt.

T: Wow. This is really weird and awesome at the same time. It tastes like smoked BBQ ribs. Notes of popcorn, butter, oak wood, burnt bread, and spices are prominent. There is a nice background taste of sugar sweetness.

M: Fairly thick and syrupy, but on the light side as well.

O: Really awesome and original. Never had a beer like this at all, and wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper/amber beer with golden 2-finger head. Moderate retention.
Smell of smoked malts, peculiar and pleasant.
Taste is malty, full of smoke, slight bitterness in the finish.
Syrupy, full-bodied, utterly balanced.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +1%

Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.08 out of 5 based on 905 ratings.
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