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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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

Ausschank:
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.
Data:
Original gravity 11.7%
Alcohol 4.5%
Bitter 30

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


alex_leit's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (34) - Minsk, - SEP 11, 2013
Draft on Bierkeller. Cloudy amber color, good head. Fresh, smoked and malt aroma. Very drinkable, light, fresh lightly malt and smoked beacon taste, like :)


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3073) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with off-white head. Smoke, bacon, malt aroma. Smoked, bacon taste, some sweetness, maltiness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
On tap @ Fermentoren. The light in this place is not the best, but it looks clear and kinda light brownish red in the glass this one. It also has a really nice off-white lacing as hell medium sized tip. Yeah it’s beefy and smoky on the nose alright. A little bit of butter and caramel also quite present here. Really lively and along what I call creamy on the carbonation while the body is quite light but still almost slick. Really nice flavors. The smoke is never to much, it contains a little bit of beefy barbecue, but it still feels quite refreshing and lightdrinkable. Have to say that this is some pretty impressive stuff, and that coming from a guy that doesn’t really enjoy those smoked lagers to much. No mucking about, just a plain old tasty smoked lager. 09.01.2014

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GoaT2002 (3) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
This was the greatest beer I have ever had. Apparently there is reason they have been around for 500 plus years(sarcasm). Honestly it was fantastic I don’t even know what to compare it to.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juan13 (16) - Bergamo, ITALY - OCT 23, 2013
as i understand is a cuvèè beetwen a lager and a marzen of schlenkerla. poor aroma, good light-amber appareance, fresh-light smoked taste with a great palate. easy drinkable for a smoked beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5281) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Tap @ Fermentoren.
Pours hazy golden color with a creamy head. Aroma of smoke, tar, malts and burnt wood. Flavour of burnt wood, tar, smoky ham and some malts. Very balanced an creamy.
3326

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
081013. Tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours,clear Golden With a Nice head. Aroma smoke, bread. Not Bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 14, 2013
14/09/2013 Open Baladin (tap). Dorata carica, leggermente torbida, schiuma bianca non molto abbondante ma discretamente persistente. Al naso sentori affumicati leggeri, malto, esteri. In bocca è dolciastra con finale affumicato leggero, lievemente sapida, non male. Corpo leggero, ottima beva, carbonazione medio-bassa. Buona, ma non entusiasmante.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (5875) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 24 July 2013) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, slightly smoky nose with dried fruit, apricots, toast, dark bread and gentle smoke aromas. Malty, fruity taste with notes of rye bread, toast, a light smokiness and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. The gentle smoke character makes it very tasty and highly drinkable. Quite nice.


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