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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fonefan (52420) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011

Draught @ Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu), 6 Dominikaner Strasse, Bamberg, Bavaria Germany 96049.

Hazy medium to light orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light toasted and smoke. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel, malt, smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. IMO I expected more from Schlenkerla, a okay beer but why make it .. the locals drink the real stof .. so hue is it made for .. turists that do not like a original smoked beer !! [20110710]

yespr (48931) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is mild smoked and light fruity yeasty. Meaty flavoured, smoked and slight sweet. Ends lingering smoked.

Ungstrup (38960) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and eggs. The flavor is sweet with notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and eggs, leading to a dry smokey finish.

joergen (29624) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Malty aroma of hay, grain and smoke. Malty flavour of hay, and smoke with notes of tar. Smoked finish. Bland for a Schlenkerla beer.

anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draft @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty weak smoky grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty meaty smoky flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty smoky finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - 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.

madmitch76 (26448) - , 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.

Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Bright clear golden color, small white head. Smoke is very subtle in the aroma, and even more so in the taste, which is mostly clean and crisp. Pretty good.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
On tap. Pours an almost clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Sweetish malty nose, some manure (not Bretty). Medium body, sweetish malty and caramellish with a smoky touch. Dry finish with a discreet hoppiness. Well balanced. 090611

Leighton (22820) - 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.

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