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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier MärzenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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

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Ratings: 2,344 |  Reviews: 1,142
Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -75.4%

Photo of flyingpig
1.89/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

500ml Bottle from Peckhams, Glasgow (£2.75):
Reddish brown to mahogany colour with an inch tall, slightly off -white head that is quite bubbly and manages to stay quite well with only a slight reduction in size over the course of a few minutes.

The strangest smelling beer I have ever had and that was my opinion without giving it a proper whiff. There was an overpowering ham aroma right off the bat and that was almost putting me off trying it. It was quite smoky and had a little bit of wood in there once it began to open up a little. The only thing that was noticeable without really close inspection was the strong smell of cured ham and it wasn't all that pleasant.

A strong smoked taste to begin with, there is also some of the cured ham but thankfully it wasn't as strong as the aroma. There was a malty base to it along with some peat and wood to it. The meaty taste is one that lingers for some time after the sip and overall it was quite a strong flavoured beer and has quite a strong oak flavour to it.

Smooth and medium bodied with a strong wood feel to it. There is also a lingering meat and bitter flavour.

Not a good beer at all, this one had such a strange and unusual taste that it wasn't enjoyable at all. It was a hard one to get your head round as it basically tasted like a ham or broth and nothing like a beer for the most part. There was a smoky flavour in there but it wasn't a beer that I liked at all.

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Photo of warrenout330
4.87/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle... decided to use a duvel for pure indulgence...

A- pours a deep dark almost black color.... thick white froathy head... thick white lacing to my glass

S- smells of a bonfire in the cold nights of Warren... or a pig roast in the spring months. Hickory wood is the dominant trait here

T- smoked Ham, smoked hickory. Caramel malt after taste, earthy balance... lingering of jerky smoked meat snack in the back

M- medium bodied... smokiness all over the beer in a good way.. sweet caramel and earthy hops to balance

O- this might be my favorite marzen to ever touch my glass... even though this is a rauchbier this really puts a damper on all marzens to touch my lips.... this is a hearty fall/winter beer to keep you warm even though the ABV is low

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 7/12/12

A clear ruby red with a few tiny suspended particles, just a few bubbles but a solid thumbs width of light tan foam hangs on for a few sips leaving some partial rings of lace

S nice campfire smell with some of grandpas cabin, faint dried fruit and coco, more smokey goodness and the smell of rain on the campfire

T a little more chocolate and a little less smoke, some fruity notes fighting their way through, earthy, woody and smokey, great stuff

M somewhat light bodied and refreshing in a strange way, more bubbles then I could see in the glass and a fruity smoke aftertaste that lingers

O this ones a great example of the style, smokes strong but allows other aspects of the brew to shine through, easy to drink and doesn't leave you feeling full

my only regret was not drinking this with my BBQ beef ribs last night, poor timing but great beer. the best brew out of my Advent Calender so far far, not sure if it was worth the 100$ but I'd pay a few bucks to drink another one of these

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

Poured into a 500 ml Stange glass (Lowenbrau glass).

App- dark brown . 1'5 fingers head off-white colour
A- rich, smokey malt, wood
T- absolutely smoked but with a refreshing bitternes, well balanced in my opinion
M- long taste in mouth, smoked malt predominance but with a good presence of hop too
O- medium body and carbonation. A favourite for me, because it is drinkable and unique.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of acevenom
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours fairly clear dark caramel brown with an off-white head. I can see plenty of bubbles in the beer and along the side of the glass. The head retreats slowly. This beer definitely smells smokey and earthy on the nose. The smokiness in the nose is not overpowering in the flavor. I pick up some of those sweet malts. It's a little earthy. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is fairly clean and the drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,344 ratings
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