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


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RATINGS: 122   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011

Draught @ Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu), 6 Dominikaner Strasse, Bamberg, Bavaria Germany 96049.

Hazy medium to light orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light toasted and smoke. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel, malt, smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. IMO I expected more from Schlenkerla, a okay beer but why make it .. the locals drink the real stof .. so hue is it made for .. turists that do not like a original smoked beer !! [20110710]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is mild smoked and light fruity yeasty. Meaty flavoured, smoked and slight sweet. Ends lingering smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and eggs. The flavor is sweet with notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and eggs, leading to a dry smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
On tap. Pours an almost clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Sweetish malty nose, some manure (not Bretty). Medium body, sweetish malty and caramellish with a smoky touch. Dry finish with a discreet hoppiness. Well balanced. 090611

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Malty aroma of hay, grain and smoke. Malty flavour of hay, and smoke with notes of tar. Smoked finish. Bland for a Schlenkerla beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draft @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty weak smoky grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty meaty smoky flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Keg. Thanks to Harrisoni for the share. Almost clear gold - amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Light dry creamy malts. Well integrated white smoke, not overpowering. Whisper of marmalade. Light and very dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013
2013-08-08, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Pours a hazy amber color with compact head. The aroma presents caramel and mild smoke. It has good malt and caramel flavor, round mouthfeel, with evident smoke; strong bitterness.
It’s a very good, solid brew.

2011-06-10, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 8-5-7-3-15=38
Hazy copper color; medium sized creamy head; beautiful lace. The aroma is mild, with an interesting combination of bread and Schinken, hence the delicate smoke; it’s really harmonious. It has a very good body structure for this gravity, and the mouthfeel tends to be round; there is some malt flavor, but it doest take off; pleasant, subtle presence of smoked malt, and light bread trace; correct bitterness, but the final tends to be boring
I expected more from Schlenkerla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14106) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
Draught @ Heller , Bamberg. Pours unclear golden with a small creamy white head and lacings. Mellow and balanced smokey nose. Flavor has floral fresh hops, caramel, wood and a laid back subdued smoked flavor.. Very smooth with a medium to low carbonation. Ends dry. Served from Orig. Holzfass at Schlenkerla. Incredibly quaffable.

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