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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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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%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beer from the fridge. Poured into a seidel at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A one finger head that is foamy and creamy with some retention. The color of the head is ivory with fair retention. The color the beer is opaque with mahogany hues. Tiny effervescent bubble crowd the glass. The appearance is good for this style of beer.

Nose: Smell like a Texas pit roast with mesquite. The smoke is perfumery, bacon notes, toasty, caramel, woody, and yeasty. This beer smells really good. there is not much else to the aroma because the smoke notes are strong; however, you can differentiate between the smoke and malt..

Taste: Bacon, wood, caramel, yeasty and perfumery. Not much else is coming through.

The mouth feel is dry and carbonated

Overall: The body of the beer is light and the finish is really strong. This is one of the better smoke beer I have tried; nonetheless, it is still difficult to drink.

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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

Served in a Yards shaker pint glass.

Thanks to YaKnowBrady for this bottle (and the glass)!

Gettin' back to my smoky roots with one of the first rauchbiers I tried. It pours a clear sunset garnet topped by a finger or so of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises rich, woody, almost barbecue-like smoke hanging like a heavy pall over some sweet, creamy caramel. Good times, indeed. The taste brings some even darker smoke, but beyond that keeps things pretty steady. Smoky indeed! The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, one of the best rauchbiers out there. 'Nuff said.

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3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer gave me little smoke as the lid popped, but the foam followed right behind it and nearly went over the bottle upon the opening. The pour delivered a dark beer with a ruby red tone. Nice head and lacing.

The smoke aroma pops right out and says "HELLOO!" You can really taste the smoke. This beer is a helluva lot of fun. It's more of a hoppy lesser than sweet taste, but that goes with the territory I suppose.

I would either play some Dwight Yoakam to complement this beer or else I recommend some slow Jazz like Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard or Stan Getz. Frank Sinatra would be a 3rd and appropriate option.

Avant garde guys like me should check out Joachim Gies 'Whispering Blue'

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into dimple mug. No bottle date.

Appearance- Ruby brown body with a creamy tan cap of foam.
Excellent retention and beautiful lacing.
Smell- Intense wood smoke makes itself known as soon as the cap comes off. It is the most prominent characteristic, but is not overwhelming. A solid malt sweetness is present but definitely a bottom player to the smoke.

Taste- Initial sweetness with thick layers of smoke that carry through to the finish. The sweetness is eclipsed by the smoke in the finish with a subtle graininess that is accompanied by a subtly bitter hop presence.

Mouth Feel- This beer sports a medium body with creamy and full carbonation. Finish is slightly drying, which I find accents the beer's smoky character.

Drinkability- Smoky, woody, with a balancing malt foundation. This beer has great character and balance and is an incredibly easy drinking beer. The perfect pint for a cold New England fall night.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle poured into pint glass. One and a half finger tanned head which went quickly. Dark mahogany colour, clear at the edges, cloudy in the middle. Very distinct smell, was like being in a room full of smoked ham. Strong malty smoked taste. Not too much,going on apart from smoke. Was surprised by the high amount of carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into DFH snifter. Pours a dark brown but transparent color- billowing white head on top, nice retention. Smell- peaty campfire, sweet malts. Nothing overpowering here. Taste- sweet smokiness, maybe a hint of cherry or sweet fruit on the front of the palate. On the end, some roasty bitterness. This is a well balanced, nice beer. I am not generally a fan of rauchbier, but this one is really nice.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,373 ratings