Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

Aecht Schlenkerla EicheAecht Schlenkerla Eiche
BA SCORE
4.04/5
921 Ratings
Aecht Schlenkerla EicheAecht Schlenkerla Eiche
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
Ranking:
#2,982
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
921
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 921 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of leaddog
4.16/5  rDev +3%
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 +8.9%
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 -25.7%

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 -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of plinythederek
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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 +11.4%
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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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of hinemk76
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of maltlikker
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of medic0079
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2%

Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MickeyKnox
4.2/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Liquor Shed.

A clear copper pour, small head of foam, not much lacing.

The smoke sure does dominate the nose. I get a hint of malty sweet notes from the DB base beer but not much.

More of the DB style shines through in the taste. Bready, sweet, and of course, the smoke.

Medium body, light to medium co2.

A brewery famous for their rauchbiers, this did not disappoint.

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Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Segelstrom
4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Proclarush
3.88/5  rDev -4%

Photo of pat61
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

Wood smoked malt dominates the nose.
Pours deep ruby tinted amber with a rich 2" off-white persistent head.
The big smoky caramelly malty rich palate reminds me of wood roast pork chops or fall off the bone smoked pork shoulder. It is very rich and wonderful but it is very hard to drink more than one at a sitting.
Creamy smooth, a little oily, medium full body, medium low carbonation.
A unique classic.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 921 ratings
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