Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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

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.
Original gravity 11.7%
Alcohol 4.5%
Bitter 30

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Plastic-coated barrel (only wooden look-alike) @ GBBF 2014. Smooth mild beginning, fresh and easy to drink. Not too much smoke here, quite smooth and mild. The body is malty-sweetish, nice round smoke. The aftertaste is smooth malty sweetness, moderate bitterness and nice balanced smoke! Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6509) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Wooden barrel at 2014 golden light amber colour with a lasting nice off white head. Aroma is wood, hint of smoke and earthy grains. Flavour is earthy grains, hay, light rauch malt, semi sweet grains. Lingering hay and smoke. Palate is nice medium light, moderately highish carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Clear dark gold lasting white head. Smoke aroma. Rather good. A little light in the mouth. Decent smoke. Bit flat as the dispense method is not good. nice though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8945) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8083) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (458) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mladjenov (6) - SERBIA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5399) - 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.

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