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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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber/brown with a big white head and lingers and laces.

Smells of honey-baked ham, firewood, and campfire smoke.

Up front ham, smoke flavor that moves into a smoky/sweet flavor and ends on a smoky note. Ugh! This tastes like BBQ. For what it is though, I can't imagine a better beer.

Lighter to medium body with medium carbonation work well enough.

Well, this is the best smoked beer I have had, easily. It has notes of BBQ, honey-baked ham, and campfire smoke. So if that's your thing, I can't imagine anything better. That said, this beer style is NOT for me, and I am not into this beer at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BBP
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chestnut with decent head and nice lacing.

The aroma is smoky and then some. It's borderline piercing to the nose, but it's a bit nicer after it settles down.

The taste is like the nose in that it improves a ton after it settles down. Warming it also improved it further. At first it's a very sharp smoke, but it really smooths out to be smoky in every aspect but in a more gentle way. Aside from smoke, the only flavors I get are a bit of toffee sweetness in the aftertaste as well as some candied sugar.

The body is a bit light, but moderately full. Carbonation fills it in and does a decent job of staying subtle. The finish is dry and fairly sticky.

Overall, it was my first Rauchbier, so I'm not sure what to say. That being said, it was far too much smoke for me to drink alone. I'm likely to split my other, or to wait to open it until I do some cooking.

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

A --- Dark red, mahogany, slight head

S --- Bring on the ribs! Wonderful smoked malts that take me straight to the BBQ

T --- Smooth smokey taste. I'm also picking up a little something at the end that's a hint of sweetness --- fig or maybe brown sugar.

M --- surprisingly light in body, low carbonation, but very smooth.

O -- Excellent! Rauchbiers are my new kick and I look forward to enjoying this one often with spicy foods.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of anakar
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. Maybe because it's my first "smoked" beer but still...

App - It poured out of my pint bottle in a very dark bronze color with a large and steady head which stuck around for a long time.

Smell - ahhh the smell. Smells like smoked beef on a winter morning, pardon the poetry but the smell demands it. If I could I would give this smell a full 6 points.

Taste - The taste is also smoked, very much like smoked beef. Although the beer apears heavy, it's a very easy drink. Unlike porters when it's hard to finish your pint, this one is very light but still very flavorful

Feel - the feel was great, exactly what I said about taste. It's light yet full.

Overall - Buy it today. Not a six-pack, this one you should savor.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

I poured from a bomber into a nonic, dark pour with a medium white head. The aroma is lots of smoke, some saltiness, bacon. A lot of smoke, cured meats, bit of malty sweetness. It finishes with more smoke. The body is full, good carbonation. Not everyday beer, nice change.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 16.9 oz bottle

Appearance - brownish tan, golden tint. !/2 inch ead, some thick foamy lacing.

Smell - Smoke, beef jerky, malts, bacon, wood, cigar, bbq spices.

Taste - Taste is as expected with smoke, wood bbq, but theres more malt and carmal balance then i expected. There is a hop and dark fruit presence also, mild sweetness it adds.

Mouthfeel - Its really smooth and easy on mouth. Sure it coats tounge with malts, wood and some sugars but it certainly doesnt wreck it. Palette gets some nice mild malts and fruits. Aftertaste is a little bitter and malty.

Overall - Very nice, easy to drink beer. Not quite as smokey flavored as i figured judging from the smell. Would be a killer beer to eat meat with or smoke a cigar with. Alcohol is masked very well, its a little pricey but other then that, well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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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 2,318 ratings.
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