maekchu (1086) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Qbrick during Strong Beer Week. From notes. The characteristic Schlenkerla smokey aroma, unlike any other. Dark smoke and somewhat rude flavors. More stable feeling and serious than the regular smoked marzen. Great!
THVB (23) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (March 9, 2013). Dark mahogany colour with red shades with a small creamy white head. Aroma has a lot of lovely smoked meat, like bacon. Campfire notes coming through. There is also some soft caramel and nutty aroma on it. In the beginning slightly bitter smoked malts. Milky caramel and smoked sausage. Later on some sweet coffee notes as well. Finishes bitter with a hint of peat and burned wood. Thick mouthfeel, a bit sticky and not much carbonation. Very well balanced rauch bier, quite refreshing dispite the rich and sweet taste.
VanDer1584 (39) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
As it says on the description, simply bigger than the classic Märzen style. Smoky. Urbock. Simple. Great.
Osprey87 (518) - London via, WALES - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct 2012 - dark beer. Initial flavours very good - rich smokiness. No real bitterness. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
Pith (89) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with half finger cream head- dissipates quickly.
Aroma- plum (slight tart- raspberry?) and smoked steak
Starts tart and slightly carbonated hops-like bite, beginning is only the slightest bit lacking.
Body falls into deep smoke, then relaxes into plum and raspberry light tart finish. Gentle tart aftertaste with smoke undertone.
Absolutely wonderful, paired with ribeye stake.
spacecube (336) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper brown, in the nose lots of smoke, bacon & a bit of cheese. In the mouth the smokiness is still there, but its balanced by caramel malts and a bit of chocolate, also some berries and dried fruit, Very smooth.
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the W&C Ballas open house. It poured a brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of smoke, some caramel and pale malts and floral hops. The taste was similar, with lots of smoky bacon. Very decent.
ronaldtheriot (780) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock has a thin, off-white head and minimal lacing. The appearance is reddish-brown, and it would be clear, but for all of the pretty big gray chunks floating throughout. The aroma is of wood smoke, but maybe some underneath sweetness can be picked up. Taste is of smokey sweetness, maybe some dark fruit, and just a shade of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock finishes not too dry and smokey. If you like smoke you’ll love it, but if you don’t like smoke, you’ll hate it. RJT
zenkis (245) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours deep red wine-ish with (hmm?) browny beige top, medium, middle lacing. On nose it comes of course mild smoky, rye bread- roasty baked, nice, but simple.
Taste is rye bread sweet and roasted bitter plus hopped bite, nice one. More reminds me of double bock. A bit berries in flavour, malty profile overall, mild hops presence. Above medium body, bready-creamy texture. Nice brew but after "Eiche Doppelbock" this really seems like younger bro. So could be much "bettered" by conditioning for longer time ? No, its good enough :)
Habanero (1671) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a medium sized, creamy off-white head, leaving a fair lacing. Lovely aroma of smoke, wood and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up quite dry and again with smoke and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A nice and markedly smoked. ★★★