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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Leighton (22061) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Draft at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 2. Pours clear, deep gold with a foamy, mostly white head. Rich smoked malt nose with accents of bread and berry. Light-medium sweet flavor with further smoke, some mild candied ham, dry bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lingering dry and smokey finish with a bit more ham and honey. Wonderful.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Draught. Brown colour, small foamy white head. Aroma is smoked, a bit ashy along with some ryebready and strange sweetness to it. Flavour is very similar in a good balance. A bit on the sweeter side, but still a nicely balanced brew.

AndySnow (8013) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
How: Cask, wooden barrel.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Opaque golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Smoked malt, sausage, bread.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sausage, smoke, rather light.

Theydon_Bois (20497) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Wooden barrel dispense at GBBF ’14, day 2, 13/08/14. Clear golden with a moderately appointed white head. Nose is bready, spice, smoke, more bread focussed than other Schlenkerla beers. Taste comprises smoked malt - fair subtle, bready, light gammon, spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a smokey linger. Decent rausch.

madmitch76 (25382) - , 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.

Beese (3084) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at GBBF 2014. Poured a hazy, deep golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of smoke, caramel and chewy malt. Straw and tinned fruit flavours, mixed with the smoky iodine notes. Finish was toffee, brown sugar and some light residual smokiness.

Skinnyviking (9675) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. White lasting fluffy head. Clear dark brown body. Mildly smoked bacon aroma. Roasted malt smoke herbal flavor with little hops bitterness and a short finish.

thiesen (178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
Tap at Taphouse, Cph. Smokey and green-plants like aroma. Taste is also 'green' like in chopping some if that green stuff in the garden and maybe taste some of it... Round soft mouthfeel, slightly hazy golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: light bread, roasted, burnt and smoky flavours. Appearance: clear gold, spare frothy white head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, fantastic smoky malts. Overall: very smoky bacon, savoury, excellent palate , sweet. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

Benzai (16569) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Clear orange golden color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malty, smoky, a bit sweet. Quite drinkable, but not very interesting. Decent body and carbonation.

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