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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
Ranking:
#2,870
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
923
pDev:
13.09%
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Ayinger bock glass

An interesting doppelbock, using smoke to balance the dense bread crust and caramel malt flavors. Very good, though perhaps lacking the dried fruit flavors that tend to be so enjoyable in other examples of the style. One to definitely try, and seek out again without hesitation if the taste arises.

Pours a 1.5cm head of beige-colored foam, made up of small and medium-sized bubbles, fading in under one minute to a thick ring of residual foam around the perimeter of the beer and a small island of wispy foam lingering over the center of the body. Lacing is minimal, a few small dots and lines cling to the insides of the glass. Beer is a medium-light caramel color (light golden brown), with light bringing out golden orange hues and yellow highlights. Carbonation is visible through the transparent beer, though it is small in number and lethargic in activity.

Aroma of heavy, tangy, surprisingly smooth smoked malts over a dense, heavy caramel malt base with minor flourishes of nearly burnt toast.

Overall flavor is of heavy smokiness joined to a substantial caramel malt base . Front of palate picks up light smokiness with a notable Maillard reaction sweetness (like caramelized sugars and dark bread crusts). Mid-palate finds a major increase in the smokiness, bringing full-on grass and wood smoke together with barbecue-like tanginess and toasted bread crusts. Back of palate picks up continued strong, smoked malts (grass and wood fire complexity) with notable tanginess, heavy bread crusts, and very mild bitterness. Aftertaste of caramel malt and toasted bread crust sweetness joined to tangy campfire-like smoke.

Beer is medium-heavy in body, with low levels of carbonation, resulting in a smooth, slightly placid mouthfeel that actually complements the thick smoke and caramel flavors of the beer. Closes dry, with medium-high stickiness clinging to the lips and palate.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours smooth with a thin white head very little lacing and dissipates quickly

S: very little in the smell except for a light smoky note. not getting much else

T: a little fruit is present but finishes with smoke notes and becomes dominant. but the flavor doesn't linger and is pleasant. very malty the whole way through

M: medium body and slight coating but it is thinner than I had expected

O: I was pleased to buy this very good especially when you are craving a Doppelbock. Give it a try

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Picked up at Julio's recently.

Pour is copper orange/amber with a tiny bit of sediment dust floating about, off-white head retains as a thick cap, some lacing left.

Smoke is there but somewhat on the light side, mixing well with toasty and roasted malts, bread, caramel, and hot dogs.

Smoky grilled meat and light char stronger in the taste, but nicely well-rounded with doppelbock flavors coming through. Big caramel, toffee, roast, dark fruit. Some lighter-end fruits (apple) and some licorice noticeable.

Somewhat thin, could use more of a full-on malty feel but decent. Obvious smokiness and some alcohol presence make this kind of a sipper, but it's well-balanced.

Good, as always a nicely complex and interesting rauchbier from Schlenkerla. It's not my favorite of theirs but the bigger/doppelbock take on this one definitely supplies its own unique charm.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 923 ratings
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