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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. In a dimpled mug, has kind of a light brown color, thin lacy layer of foam. Smoky smell but not in an obnoxious way. A bit of cheese rind and barbequed beef, in my opinion. Still has a big smoky flavor, most like a Gouda cheese rind, but also like a Cold-eeze cough drop. You know, kind of medicinal yet minerally. And I’ve always held that Cold-eeze was like sucking ona roll of pennies. Yeah, that’s it. Zinc. You have got to really like smoked beers to enjoy this, and luckily I do, in small doses anyway. However, some tasty German malts comes in here, more detectable than the other Schlenkerlas I’ve had. And yeah, a bit of a medicinal taste. But I can’t help but want to try it.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Gravity pour from the barrel @ GBBF 2014. Slightly hazy amber pour with a small head. Nose is substantial and personable. Fat smokiness. baked ham. Brown sugar. Flavor is less smoke-heavy, a bit more subtle. Mellow crystal malt. Baked bread. Light lemon accents. Soft smoke. Palate lets the beer down a bit - watery and under carbonated. Feels a touch lifeless. Only OK - would love to have tried this in better condition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3152) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Keg at the GBBF 2016. Golden with a frothy off white head. Nice smoked bacon aroma. The taste has hay, beans and bacon with a woody smoked finish. A bit weird, but lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2551) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Barrel at the brewery. Hazy orange color with eggshell head. Aroma is smoky ham, sweetish malts, earthy hops. Taste is a crisp Helles, sweet maltiness feeling paired with a light ham smokiness, a bit herbal as well. Low carbonation. A great summer sipper!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2824) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Keg. Hazy amber, nicely lacing off white head. Lots of smoke, meaty, twigs, flowers, earthy, grain. Light bodied, solid smoke, low sweetness, dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15189) - DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Cph. Clear golden/amber with medium white head. Aroma is malt, grainy, caramel, smoke and smoked wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, beach wood, smoke, caramel, grainy, medium sweet and a little bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (714) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Frisch vom Hahn im Schlenkerla. Ideale Erfrischung derzeit. Quasi ein Verschnitt aus Lagerbier und dem Schlenkerla Rauchbier.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3940) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
On tap at Ølbaren. Pours a clear golden with a big, soft ice looking, off-white head. Dry with a light sweetness. Aromas of smoked malts with hints of metals and wood. Also notes of light caramel malts. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish wit bready notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2147) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 5, 2016
Growler at Adam Birthday party Amsterdam Netherlands.26.03.2016.Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.Aroma sweet caramel with just pinch of smoked wood.Taste smoked meat not agressive,continued with sweet fruity carachter,medium carbonation.Nice balanced.After taste smoked meat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adamnowek (1739) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
Draught at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam. Slightly opaque copper colour with a huge, creamy head. Aroma is a lot of campfire smoke and some smoked ham. Smooth, subtle smoke in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
From tap at Craft & Draft. Rookworst en bananen. Wie had gedacht dat dat samen prima zou smaken. Backlog from 2015/10/29.


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