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Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen
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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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common

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Als „Kräusen“ beschreibt der Bierbrauer die vielen Schaumblasen, die sich während der Gärung des Jungbieres bilden. Die Zugabe von einer kleinen Menge solchen Jungbieres zu einem bereits ausgereiften Bier wird als „Aufkräusen“ bezeichnet. Durch das Aufkräusen wird die volle Geschmacksreife des gelagerten Bieres um die Spritzigkeit des Jungbieres ergänzt.

Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen ist ein bernsteinfarbenes, unfiltriertes Lagerbier mit leichtem Rauchgeschmack. Es reift in den tiefen Stollen unter dem Bamberger Stephansberg und wird kurz vor dem Ausschank mit klassischem Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier aufgekräust. Süffig und mit nicht zu viel Alkohol ist es die ideale Erfrischung für die warme Jahreszeit.

Daten:
Stammwürze 11,7%
Alkohol 4,5%
Bittere 30

Ausschank:
Im Brauereiausschank vom Holzfass ab 1. Juni bis Ende August. Export in die USA.

English Translation:
"Kräusen" describes the bubbles that form during the fermentation of green (young) beer. The addition of a small amount of such green beer to an already mature beer is called "Kräusening". Kräusening adds the full flavor maturity of the stored beer to the liveliness of the green beer that is added.

Schlenkerla Kräusen is an amber, unfiltered lager with a slight smoky taste. It ripens in the deep tunnels under Bamberg until just before adding the classic Schlenkerla smoked beer. Tasty and not too much alcohol, it is the perfect refreshment for a warm season.
Data:
Original gravity 11.7%
Alcohol 4.5%
Bitter 30

Serving:
In the brewery from the keg from 1 June to late August. Exports to the United States.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Grains and light smoke. Clear gold with a good beige head. Nice smoke and light sweet grains. Pretty mild and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
From wooden barrel at GBBF 2014. It pours clear golden amber with a decent white head. The nose is big juicy smoke, meaty, wood, mild sweetness, oil and kippers (but in a good). The taste is bitter, grassy, brown bread, earthy, smooth smoke, cereal, light honey and oily aspect with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Pretty tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5042) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Cask at In De Wildeman. Pours hazy light brown with an off white head. Aroma of bready malt, sponge, loofah (virgin) and some vegetable. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter with some smokiness coming out in the palate. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (299) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Cask @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Yellow, amber pour with nice white head. Little carbonation. Birch wood nose, very modest smoke. Very mild and sessionable. Caramel. Could've been dryer for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2315) - JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
Excllent easy drinking lightly smoked lager. Just good, refreshing drinking with a hint of smoked eggs and ham to keep things interesting.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mladjenov (6) - SERBIA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Разочар& Иначе обожава& Шенкерл& али кројсен је право разочар&

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Draught @ Biercab, Barcelona

Pours dark brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of smoked malts, leather, ham, syrup and ash. Taste is smooth, smoky and leathery with notes of ham, syrup and some ash. Finish is smooth and sweetish with some leathery smokiness. Okay, quaffable Schlenkerla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1001) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with off-white head. Smoke, bacon, malt aroma. Smoked, bacon taste, some sweetness, maltiness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
On tap @ Fermentoren. The light in this place is not the best, but it looks clear and kinda light brownish red in the glass this one. It also has a really nice off-white lacing as hell medium sized tip. Yeah it’s beefy and smoky on the nose alright. A little bit of butter and caramel also quite present here. Really lively and along what I call creamy on the carbonation while the body is quite light but still almost slick. Really nice flavors. The smoke is never to much, it contains a little bit of beefy barbecue, but it still feels quite refreshing and lightdrinkable. Have to say that this is some pretty impressive stuff, and that coming from a guy that doesn’t really enjoy those smoked lagers to much. No mucking about, just a plain old tasty smoked lager. 09.01.2014

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GoaT2002 (3) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
This was the greatest beer I have ever had. Apparently there is reason they have been around for 500 plus years(sarcasm). Honestly it was fantastic I don’t even know what to compare it to.


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