Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier MärzenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
BA SCORE
82.5%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 2,335 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,494
Reviews:
1,139
Ratings:
2,335
Liked:
1,926
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
14.78%
Alströms:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
326
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,335 |  Reviews: 1,139
Photo of Wer34truh
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours semi transparent thin mahogany with decent tan head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving a light film. Spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Smells of charred wood, ash and smoked meat. Hints of malts.

Taste - Wow this has really great flavors, taste follows the aroma closely but not as much ash/burned oak. The taste is very smooth the smoke flavor adds depth and is not overwhelming at all. More smoked meat thick flavor but the beer is not thick at all. There seems to be underlying molasses that somehow adds a touch of sweetness.

Feel - Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy low carbonation.

Overall - This is an excellent beer, I have no idea how they get so much smoke in the aroma and the taste is so smooth and balanced.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.12/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

**
12/27/2013
Bottle to Goblet.
Smells like pepperidge farms smoked sausage. Peppery, beef, pork. Dark brown, no head. Taste is malty, and strange with all the sausage flavors. Watery Feel.

**

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Photo of Giangio
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours brilliant chestnut under a hefty mousse-like light tan foam cap that slowly recedes over a 5-minute period as scores of tiny bubbles lazily find their way to the top of the drink.
S: bread, light smoke, faint hops.
T: Hits all the right malt notes with a sweet beginning that recedes as bread and light toast flavors come forward. The hop bitterness is moderate and the hop flavor is low. The smoke is moderate and in balance with the Märzen qualities. There is a little smoked rib character in the background. There is nothing harsh, burnt, charred, rubbery or over phenolic in this beer.
F: The body is medium to medium high, the carbonation is medium to medium low.
O: Some might find the first sip challenging but by the second or third you will be thinking about the next glass.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lavender coloring - real clean - surprinsing to see light shine thru it. Huge tan head, plenty of lacing.

Wonderful smoky malt, meaty aroma. Earthy, wood. Remarkable

Smoke wood flavor, very sustainable. Big caramel. sweet and a bit unfinished. A bit of warmth and spice in the finish. Very smooth. Would pair nicely with a meat and cheese plate.

Must have if one likes rauchbier.

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

Photo of AnyaS
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biernack
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottle

Pours clear maroon with a khaki colored foam head. Smells like sweet roasty smoked malts with a smoked pork meaty quality, some dried fruits, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, charcoal, ash, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like smoked meats, pork, sweet roasty smoked malts, some dried fruits, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, charcoal, ash, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice rauchbier.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a cola dark brown body with huge foaming thick tan head that sticks
Big smokey cigar and bonfire aroma
Smoke and cinder toffee flabourbon
Amazing

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OompaMentor
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 500 ml bottle poured poured into pint glass.

Look: Deep, dark brown with an off-white, thick, rocky, two finger head. Incredible head retention.

Smell: Rich malts followed by thick, delicious smoked meats, evoking feelings of walking into an old time butcher shop.

Taste: Malts followed by smoked meats and a light bitterness on the swallow. Well balanced, smoke flavor is not overpowering.

Feel: Medium-thin body with moderate carbonation and slightly dry. Very easy drinking.

Overall: An excellent beer, not hard to imagine it brightening a spot in my fridge for those times you want something special.

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Photo of festizio
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ukrfan
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

A 500ml bottle with a best before date of May 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear dark amber colour with a two fingered tanned head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Smokey, bacon, ham and toast.

Taste: Smoked meats especially ham and charcoal-ly upfront before giving way to sweet-ish caramel malts and a touch of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: A very nice smoked beer with lovely smoked ham aromas and taste balanced with a touch of sweetness.

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Photo of SeanVonMorrison
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 82.5% out of 100 with 2,335 ratings
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