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


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2299) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
Draught at Akkurat. Pours grayish amber with a white head. Lightly smoked, some dark fruits, heavy in taste yet very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aronvarga (300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2013
Draught @ Sörmanufaktura/Sörspecialista. Cloudy, amber colour, white short-life head, smoked geranium aroma, light body, too fizzy, sweet taste, smoked light hoppy aftertaste. Unusual and interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (682) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
On tap (0.5 l) at brewpub, Bamberg... Clody dark Orange color, average head... Nice smokey aroma... Mild refreshing Lager taste, perfect for Summer... Mild smokey ending...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (301) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Great summertime beer. Still features the smoky palate one expects from the Schlenkerla beers, but this lighter amber version won’t drag you down. It is light alcohol and light body, but still big flavor. A great full character session beer for the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1176) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2013
Tap from wooden barrel@Schenkerla, Bamberg. Head: beige foam, shrinking. Colour: clear, amber. Aroma: smoked malt, bacon. Taste: smoked malt, medium bitter. Palate: refreshing, medium bitter, low CO2. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1292) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2013
Draught. Unclear amber in colour , medium sized off-white head with average duration. Mild smoky, malty nose and aroma escorted by toffee, bread and mild smoked bacon. Crisp, slick mouthfeel, easy drinkable. Mild smoky finish with citrusses and toasted malt. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omikr0n (790) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2013
On tap from wooden barrel at the brewpub. Pours cloudy brown to amber with generous white head. Aroma is yeasty, malty with some caramel and smokey tones. Flavor is malt, yeast, smoke, butter biscuits. Lots of tiny bubbles tinkering the tongue. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11736) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 8, 2013
Weicher, leicht röstiger Antrunk. Die typischen Rauchnoten sind mild, fast wässrig, sie werden auch mit der Zeit nicht intensiver. Herb wässrig, zum Ende milder, wenig getreidig. 11/9/10/9//9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2688) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
No idea what this is supposed to actually taste like because the glass round stein I am drinking at 3 Floyds is definitely infected. Nice sour and tart cherry on the nose. Its a nice infection, no strong aceto on the nose. Flavor has not made it that far yet. Just a clean beer with a hint of sweet smoke and a zing at the end of the flavor. If his keg is a few months old, I guess the infection makes sense? I like it this way though. Looking over the other recent rates, other people are saying "cherry" and "leather" and I am pretty sure that is unintentional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Zly Casy in Prague, poured into a lager glass. Hazy light amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Fresh grassy aroma, some tender smokiness and faint floral hops. Light and sweetish malt flavor, low bitterness and mellow fruit (ripe pear) with some mold. Medium body, a bit strange but OK.

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