Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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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
Ranking:
#2,652
Reviews:
1,146
Ratings:
2,358
pDev:
14.78%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
340
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Photo of needMIbeer
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wg1041
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing smoked beer. Wow, the carbonation is low. Dark color. Smokey...smoked cheese...smoked summer sausage...wow...it’s like eating summer sausage and cheese without the food. It’s amazing. Very delicious. Pair well with smoked cheese and sausage

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Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alekcide
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of louiebianchi
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a ruby hinted brown with a two finger tan head. Moderate sticky lacing was present. Aroma was a light smokey malt, not unlike sitting by a smoker with the meat on low and slow. Caramel and malt forward taste followed quickly by slight smokiness with just a hint of ham. Just a little bit of hops on the end. This has a medium-light body and carbonation with just a tad of oiliness. This is my first Rauchbier and it is definitely a unique type of brew. I agree with some of the others, the more I drank, the more I liked. Alas, I only have one bottle that my daughter brought to me in western PA from Raleigh. Not sure if I can get this anywhere around Pittsburgh.

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Photo of nonc_nu
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sozz2
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A little bit too Smokey for me, but great feel, smell and abv. Unique taste.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PolishHurricane
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smoky and Sweet.

L: Pretty darn good, better than anything I've seen recently, off-white head, nice caramel brown color. Definitely hazy. (although, I'm no expert in this area)
S: Smoky camp-fire, but not too overpowering. Some said a bit like "smoked meat", I must say, I agree.
T: Initial hit of caramel sweetness, then the smoke. If anything tasting more like smoked ham than anything else, so maybe a bit of clove. I swear on the first or second taste, I had a bit of chocolate in there. I must say a bit bitter on the upper palate, and perhaps a bit grassy, but that's all I got.
F: Medium carbonation is the general theme here.

Personally don't think it's anything to write home about, but it's good. I'm about to enjoy it with some Salami de Cacao.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is a pricy but very good beer if you like the taste of smoke then you will love this, it's like drinking smoke from a camp fire that leaves your mouth watering for more.

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Photo of HermannTheGerman
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok.... you love thoe smoke beers or you hate them. Whatever, check it out! Initial taste is like cheap bacon. But then..... you can’t stop. They say something like that in their adverts. I must admit, it’s tru.
A really nice beer that sticks out of mainstream.

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Photo of zknight
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juiposa
3.2/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of NiceTaps
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a long-stemmed, tall rim, wine glass.

Beer served in an elegant wine glass looks elegant itself, and with some wine look similarities. It's a dark red wood / wine color with a beer collar. Rich tan color and dense creaminess adorn the beer's cap, and there's healthy lacing in it's wake.

The presentation persuades my sense of smell; toasty malt soaking in a bit of wine-like alcohol. Then there's the authentic smoke aroma, prominent and gentle at once.

I taste my favorite meats cooked in a smoker with the best hardwoods. Spicy.

Medium body, good carb, sweet and smoky. Less alcohol that the aroma suggests.

I ordered this beer in the spirit of Octoberfest without knowing what to expect and, luckily, I picked a winner. One was enough a the time but I'm looking forward to enjoying it again soon.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traditionally these beers are served in mugs and that is what I will do tonight.
Because I used a clear mug, the appearance was a nice looking mahogany color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some mild lace ran underneath nicely.
The aroma had a nice level sweet smoky meatiness, somewhat like ham, maybe bacon with a little bit of brown sugar, and some clean oakwood dryness being rounded out with a little bit of earthiness. Mild breadiness, somewhat lager-like (which I know this is a lager).
The flavor was moderately sweet pulling in the smoke very nicely along with more so a ham to earthy sort of quality going on. Slight aftertaste of the ham, earthiness and smoke, mild sweetness.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt spot on. Finish was smoky and smooth with a touch of sweet.
Overall, really nice rauchbier, of course I'd have this again. It's a legend of it's style.

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Photo of OlaB
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red-brown color, with a medium top of beige head that disolves in a slow pace, some nice sticky lacings there as well. The aroma is smoked ham, wood in a bonfire with some hints of coffee and leather. This aroma is truly something.
Over to the flavour, the flavour is malty and sweet with a lot off smoke. Roasted malts,caramel, smoked ham and firewood.It finishes off dry with smoke in the back,the flavours are really good balanced,and the smoke never get to overwhelming.
The aftertaste has a good lenght and the smoke is hanging in there for a good time. Smooth and silky mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a medium body.
This is my first rauchbier, and what an unique experience. This beer was really great and tasty, and even if it not going to be my everyday choice for a beer, i certainly want to try more off this beerstyle.

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