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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen

Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (400) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a thin foamy off-white head. Flavors are smoked meat, charred wood, roasted malts, barley sugar and caramel with fruity, salty and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Taste is surprisingly sweet while smoked flavors are most noticeable on the nose. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1189) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-1-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a reddish - copper color with a two finger billowy beige head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The nose is smacked with tons of big smokiness with some aromas of char. It smells of a fire and with hints of a salty aroma as well as a little bit of grass it gives an almost smoked meat like smell overall. Taste – While the nose was massive in smoke the taste was a little tuned down, although still nice and smoky. The taste starts out with some smoky and malty flavors mixed with a bit of a lighter fruit taste. The smoke as well as the fruit grow a bit stronger in nature and mix with some lighter grassy flavors. A bit of a almost salty meat flavor develop more toward the middle to the end and when mixed with the smoky flavors produce a smoked ham sandwich like taste with a little bit of fruit flavor. Odd, but interesting. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium to slightly thicker side for a brew of only 5.4 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the style with the slightly chewier body very nicely complimenting the smoked flavors, while the moderate carbonation was great for the overall drinkability. Overall – Quite a tasty Rachbier with a huge smoky nose but yet rather palatable and pleasing blend of flavors beyond just smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (244) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Brown, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Urbock’s little brother, a lighter milder version with mostly similar aromas and flavor. The aroma is mostly smoke, toasted malt, and subtle bitter coffee. The flavor is similar with an emphasis on smoke and toasted malt. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and lacks crispness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sperandio (11) - - SEP 4, 2014
Um ótimo aroma defumado, senti algo como lombo defumado, espuma consistente é de cor caramelada. Combina muito bem com um parma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (206) - CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a deep amber-brown with a thin finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and moderate lacing. Nose is dominated by mild to moderate smoked malt, with faint Bavarian hops in the background. Taste is sweet dark malt and moderate smoke, building as the pint progresses. Body is lighter than appearance suggests, with carbonation diminishing gradually from lively to moderate at the end of the pint, and a lingering smoky, bitter finish. Not as smoky as I was expecting, to be honest. The bottle claims an "intense smoky aroma and flavour", but I’d say it’s at most moderately smoky. It might very well be overwhelming or shocking to someone who wasn’t expecting it, but I found it to be quite well-behaved and approachable. Still not my favourite style, but I could see this growing on me somewhat with further experimentation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (269) - - SEP 2, 2014
Dark brown color with small head. Aroma of something smoked. I believe it’s smoked malt :) Taste os smoked caramel. Bittersweet. Interesting beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at the Hanging Bat. Pours very dark brown, nose is sweet smoked sausage, taste is dry roast, light smoke, sweet toffee, chewy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acaffar2 (37) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with minimal head. Medium body. Smells like a bonfire. Strong smoky flavor. Delicious

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
smaynard6000 (633) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown to black color with average-sized beige head. Wonderful aroma of smoked malt. Sweet and smoky caramel malt flavor. Somewhat sweet with some lingering smokiness in the finish. Light on the palate. I love smoked beers and this is a good one.

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