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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3141) - 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.

lupuLust (333) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
Fresh from tap (fränkischer Anstich/ wooden barrel) at Schlenkerla - Pale lager with a touch of smoke and roasted malt. Distinct Jungbier aroma and taste. yeasty fresh Gärkeller. Low carbonation with balanced refreshing bitterness

Martinus (4703) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Hazy warm golden colour, white head. Light smoky aroma, butter, malts, warm bread. Sweet malty flavour, smoke. Finish malts, smoke, light butter, sweet touch. Nice and refreshing beer. It wasn’t too warm today (atypically cold even, one might say), but can really see this beer working much better on a hot day than the normal smoked beer.
(from draught @ the brewpub, Bamberg)

rami_pl (4461) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen by Schlenkerla ("Heller-Bräu" Trum) at Jabeerwocky Tym razem nie zagrala mi ta oscypkowa w sumie bardziej niz szynkowa w odbiorze wedzonka, a zdominowala praktycznie calosc. Nie jest zle i tylko tyle. pijalne jak najbardziej, ba, dosc szybko znika :)

wojanex (410) - warszawa, POLAND - AUG 6, 2017
bardzo przyzwoity wstęp do wędzonkologii - da przygodnych turystów zwiedzających Bamberg pozycja idealna - z podróży zapamiętają przede wszystkim piwo i pójdą za nim.

tmrmwel (2275) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2017
On cask @ Schlenkerla, Bamberg. Pours hazy golden, with a creamy head. Aroma is malts with bread, caramel and smoked wood. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is malts with bread, caramel and burned wood.

jsporrer (1116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Pours a semi-clear orangish brown with a medium sized foamy white head. Aroma of lightly smoke ham. Light smokey flavor. Smooth with a nice aftertaste. Not as malty as the Marsen or quite as good as the Doppelbock

sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2017
FDP Backlog. Like all Schlenkerla beers it’s mostly smoky. Ham, campfire, some grain notes.

msbernac (2864) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Draught Aroma-smoke, Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

evannell (1391) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Aromat młodego piwa przejawia się w postaci lekko jabłkowej kwaśności. W smaku podobnie. Trochę puste, wodniste. Jakoś nie do końca mi przypadło do gustu.

Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2017
draught at Schlenkerla Bemberg. Deep golden with a creamy white head and a promising smoky nose. Malty start with shy smoky hints, hints of honey and some shy roasetd malt flavours plus earthy hops and more shy smoke. Quite subtle smokyness, nevertheless very pleasant. Easy drinking summer beer.

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