Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla EicheAecht Schlenkerla Eiche

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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light brown color, unexpectedly light compared to most Doppelbocks. Smells like delicious oak smoke, and not much else. Tastes like a freshly scorched 2x4.

I'm enjoying this one to a certain extent, but I"m not entirely sure that if the smoke were gone, I'd still enjoy the beer underneath it. If it's smoke you really like, or if you're just in the mood for something different, this might be the one for you.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased and drank at Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY.

Pours a ruddy looking light brown, with a small quarter inch head or so, and not much lacing.

Smells like a campfire, with some sweet malts and toasted malt as well.

This is probably the smokiest beer I've ever had (first Aecht Schlenkerla beer I've tried), so it was a bit of a shock. Slightly meaty, but mostly tastes like smoked wood, slightly ashy. Some sweetness near the end cuts the smoke a little bit, some caramel and honey.

Medium bodied, thick and chewy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Starts smoky then finishes sweet.

This intense of a smoked beer will never be my favorite thing, but I still did enjoy it.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.08 out of 5 based on 912 ratings.
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