Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 162   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.

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jackl (8210) - 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.

gegwilson (3724) - 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.

SinH4 (4938) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2017 Barrel at the brewery. Hazy orange color with eggshell head. Aroma is smoky ham, lots of sweetish pale malts, earthy hops. Taste is a crisp Helles, sweet maltiness feeling paired with a light ham smokiness, a bit herbal as well. Low carbonation, with a solid earthy bitterness in the finish. A great summer sipper! 7-4-8-5-16

SlackerMads (3405) - 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.

chrisv10 (17587) - 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.

Michael27 (2095) - 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.

sunevdj (4094) - 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.

markoijelena (3143) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, 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.

adamnowek (2816) - Brussels, BELGIUM - 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.

sjogro (4263) - 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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