Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: light bread, roasted, burnt and smoky flavours. Appearance: clear gold, spare frothy white head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, fantastic smoky malts. Overall: very smoky bacon, savoury, excellent palate , sweet. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14122) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Clear orange golden color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malty, smoky, a bit sweet. Quite drinkable, but not very interesting. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF 2014. Colour is dark golden, hints of chestnut, white foam he’d. Nose is smokey, smoked sausage, bacon, musty grain, sweet malt, grassy hay and straw. Smokey lager with quite an oily body and a musty cereal grain density. Taste is smokey, grain must, meaty smokey sausage and bacon, wood smoke, sweet malt, and some grassy hay and herby. Mixture of smokiness, malt sweetness and grassy hops, with an oily body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (7759) - 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 (9266) - 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 (17284) - 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 (12746) - 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 (12511) - 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 (11045) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (468) - 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.

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