Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla KräusenAecht Schlenkerla Kräusen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Germany
schlenkerla.de

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.55%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Helles Märzen Kräusen Blend.

Added by John_M on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,757
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
35
pDev:
12.62%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of mizx
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From bottle. Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has light smoked notes, toasted malts and dark bread crust. Taste has toasted malt, earthy background bitterness from start to finish and some light smoked ham notes. Medium body and carbonation. Easy drinking with a good kick of bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the brewery in Bamberg. Pours hazy, golden copper in color with one inch head. Taste is big smoke, wheat, and toasted malt. Light bodied, smoky, sweet with moderate carbonation. Amazing. Best beer all trip. Please send this to the states.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dgilks
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Try it at the brewery, in the hallway, sitting quietly and watching the tourists. .....heaven!... Smokey to the nose, smokey to mouth and a bit like bacon as well. Yum!

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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a .5L glass at Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany, where it's labelled "Aecht Schlenkerla Krausen Hefetrub". Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. Expectations were pretty high given the brewery.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and nice retention. Colour is a hazy nontransparent gold. Appealing.

Sm: Slight roast bacon notes. Some barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Slight roast with very light bacon hints. Hoppy, with a nice barley foundation. Complex but less so than the marzen. Still pleasant though unrefreshing and lacking subtlety.

Mf: Thick, nicely coarse, and dry enough to match the style (which I define not as a Munich Helles Lager, but rather a Bamberg Rauch lager).

Dr: Hides its low ABV and is easy to drink (except perhaps or unpracticed drinkers). Very affordable by German standards. I might get it again, but the Marzen is a much better choice.

B-

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3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a tumbler at ChurchKey DC.

A nice semi creamy like head off white in color, resting on a pale yellow/orange body. There is some semi lacing on the glass which seems to creamy coat the edges. Pretty good looking and some small rising carbonation.

Nose brings light malts, typical faint smoke, but almost toasty and crisp. Unfortunately there is a large medicinal novocaine and band aid presence, even almost dare I say.. wild yeast smelling.

Taste is a very sharp bitter with a light malt body, gives a little toasty crispness on the palate. Once again lots of numbing novocaine character.

It's one of my favorite styles of beers, and it's from a brewery I absolutely adore, but this isn't really doing it for me. I am glad though I had a chance to try it, I didn't think I would, but I'll probably never order it again.

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2.28/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Single finger head, no lace on a clear golden body. Aroma is mostly malt and breads. The aroma doesn't forbids the flavor which is smokey and burnt toast like. Otherwise typical lager yeast in the background. Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Very unique beer. More like a rauchibair but not as drinkable as a typical helles lager

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on tap at the Lion's Pride.

A - Served in a pilsner glass a super light amber hue with a nice creamy, thick blanket one finger head that left solid side lacing.

S - Wow, smokey smokey smokey. This is like meat in a glass. Like brisket fresh from a smoker! Behind the smoke is a light hay like aroma.

T - Unlike the nose, the smoke on the pallete is very light. With it is a nice buttery, bready flavor. Very german on the taste, with that sweat cream butter and bread being nicely prominant.

M - Super clean and lighter carbonation with a good crisp finish.

O - This beer was a huge surprise. I would LOVE to have been eating some smoked meats with this. It was a bbq in the glass.

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Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 35 ratings