Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 145   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours murky amber, no head. Sweet, smokey, mild. Smokiness is less pronounced than odor would have you believe. Bit of a disappointment, but still a decent beer. Just too mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Served on draft at The Birch, Norfolk. Pours a nearly murky brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of leather, smoke, cherries and caramel. The taste is smoke, caramel, leather and a fruity finish. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5034) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
light amber color. Slightly tart, nice lightly smokey flavor, caramel and dried strawberries. Good depth for what it is, but it doesn’t take me anywhere special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draft at brewfest. Hazy gold with a white head. Yeasty bacon with a bit of noble hop character and some burnt pizza crusts. Smoked out finish, mildly sweet. ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
Draught at Coopers Ales. Cloudy amber-brown with a fine, high head. Lightly smoked nose, malty, bread, light cardboard. Light malt flavor, nice light smoke, a bit too much cardboard, but great body and very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8108) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft to pint at Dutch’s. Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; smoke and citrus hops. Tastes slightly sweet and smoky. Average on the palate. Not my favorite style, but a good example of it nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
An older tap, but still enjoyable. I would love to try it absolutely fresh. PEaty smoke taste, smokier than thier original lager. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Hazy golden with a firm and lasting white head. Big malty aroma with a touch of meaty smoke. Sweetish malty flavour with meaty smoke, a touch of fruit and a nice bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Tap at The Mark in South Bend, IN. Light woody smoke and musty aroma. Golden amber with a small beige head. Light smoky and musty (almost horse blanket) aroma. Light to medium body. Very easy to drink.

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