Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier MärzenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV may vary slightly year to year.

Bamberg's speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.

Added by taez555 on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,311
Reviews:
1,128
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
320
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,311 |  Reviews: 1,128
Photo of Jdiddy
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the time I first tried this beer I was totally impressed. So unique and so rewarding. Very complex. Taste is a great toasted malt flavor and with the mixture of the smoke flavor, you have an exceptional beer. This is great alone or with very robust meal such as beef stew. The first thing that hits you is the instant smell of smoke. God I would love to tour this brewery!!!!!

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of BrewMaster
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer at the brewery in Bamberg on Friday June 17th, 2005. I had about 1.5 liters of it by the time dinner was over.

Appearance: Served in a stange type glass. Clear red/brown color with a tan head that is very sticky on the glass. Nice lacing left on the sides. The head is fluffy and lasts through the whole 0.5 L serving.

Smell: Very smoky and woody with a scent of bacon. It has all the lovely aromas of a butcher shop.

Taste: Roasty up front and very meaty. Some fruity esters among the maltiness. Light sweetness throughout and a sweet and smoky woodiness. A hint of sage and clove as well. When I say that this is meaty, I really mean it. It has the flavor of sausage and bacon and it is buttery and crisp at the end. The dry and earth smoke flavor lasts throughout the entire flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, dry, and clean. The aftertaste leaves a nice feeling on the palate. A bit sticky and still smokey.

Drinkability: This beer is just lovely. I suppose people either love or hate Rauchbiers. I love them. This beer alone made the confusing drive to Bamberg worth it. Excellent in all ways.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Dangerous
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding smoked beer. The nose is reminiscent of a Hungarian smokehouse that I used to patronize in Bridgeport, CT (without the paprika of course). It is unbelievable how well-balanced this beer is. Although I was expecting the smoke taste to overwhelmingly prevail, I find that the malt comes right through as well. This is certainly not a session beer, but will nicely compliment any barbecued food you bring to the table!

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Photo of nandika
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of archdukeofrandom
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Seriously had a "I want to freeze it in the winter and skate on it. Then thaw it in the spring time and drink it." moment.

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Photo of jaredtuk
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of BKBusch
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Excellent!
A great taste and a hint of smoke as you exhale.
Delicious!

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,311 ratings.
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