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Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

Rated 3.895 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brauerei Heller-Trum (Heller Bamberg)

Bamberg, Germany

Style:  Rauchbier

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Following century old recipes all malts made at the Schlenkerla brewery are dried by wood fire. While for the classic “Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier” traditionally beech has been – and still is – used, the malt for “Schlenkerla Oak Smoke” is kilned with oak wood. The resulting Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in “Schlenkerla Oak Smoke” is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and Bernstein color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers for Christmas.

ID: 37472 Last updated 8 months ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank291
Overall Percentile99.4
Style Rank2 of 145
Style Percentile98.6
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.8
Average Score4.053
Weighted Score3.895
Standard Deviation0.526

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  • SIGMUND 4279 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 months ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 8.0%. Clear chestnut to mahogany colour, large off-white head. Aroma of smoked malts and bonfires, but not quite as intense as I expected (or feared). The flavour has a moderate malty sweetness with some caramel, and distinct notes of smoked malts and smoked meat. Moderate hops.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.6 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 10

    500 ml capped bottle. Poured in a Aecht Fränkisches Seidla a clear and reddish-copper coloured R B with a two fingers fine, dense, creamy and beige foamy head that had a no end retention and tons of micro bubbbles. Active carbonation. Great lacing. The aroma is a fine and intense oak smoke, toasted malts, molassses, a touch of caramel, smokey ham and dried fruits, raisins. The flavour is sweety toasted and smokey malts, a caramel touch, dried fruits, raisins. The mouthfeel is creamy, sirupy, light sticky, fulled and quite smooth. The texture is oily. The high alcoholic is very well hidden. This medium to full bodied R B has a no end oak amazing smoke finish and the expected warming effect. An unconventional Doppelbock with an unforgettable oak smoke feeling. Easy drinkable and delicious. Could be also, because of its texture, rated as a Doppelbock. Anyway it's an impressive Good Beer. I like it !

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.9 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This aroma reminded me of campfire. Heavy on the oak, but more of a liquid smoke kind. Flavor is the same...oakey/smokey, with light caramel malt and mild fruit. Like a smokey strong ale. Alcohol hidden quite well for 8%. This could work well in one of those beer coaktails....with a stick of bacon in it or something.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours clear copper color with a very low head, but decent lacing. Smoke aroma in this beer is very woodsy with the hops adding noticeable floral elements. The oak smoke is different from other Schlenkerla beers. This is definitely more highly hopped and slightly sweeter.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours a slightly hazy amber/red, with a thin tan head. Aromas of freshly smoked barbeque, and some toffee. Taste is a powerful smoked meat flavor up front, followed by some dark caramel, then some oak flavor, then a bit of earthiness from the hops. The finish is similar to that of some wonderful smoked meats. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall an amazing beer,

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    500ml bottle -

    I enjoyed this one from the "rauchbier" perspective and not the "dopplebock" because there were little to no dopplebock characteristics that I could detect under the onslaught of wonderful smoke. Liquid smoke/campfire aroma, thin scant white head on the pour with a dominant smokey flavor of smoked meat with an odd green peppery hint. Finish has a medium-sweetness to it which helps. Not nearly has flavorful as the Urbock. Still, quite good.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A cloudy copper colored beer with a small off white foamy textured head rising briefly above. A thick ringlet is left behind. This is a smokey nose and tasting beer. Through that dominance is some grassiness. Light bodied.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    16.9 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a small frothy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

    The aroma is nice sweet caramelly smoke (campfire and BBQ), but quickly gets subdued.

    The flavor is some sweet caramel malt and bitter smoke in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin.

    Overall, I probably liked this one the best of the 3 I had. It was pretty one-sided but had no off-notes I found in the others (marzen and urbock).

  • BRADPEAR 272 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Must be a new one, never seen this in Germany. I'd call it old Camp Fire-this is a very nice brew with the flavor of the smell of a extinguished camp fire. Its ok mine you-rather prefer the tire on fire flavor of Ur Bock, but soggy wet oak has its charm. Takes names on anything "smoked" far as bier is concerned...stateside, still rather beechwood then oak...ash of camp fire with a tar back. Quite Right!

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Deep copper body with a thick off white cap, steady carbonation and heavy lacing. Campfire, caramel, smoked pork, and honey aromas captivate my sense of smell. The smoke is not overpowering in the aroma and allows some sweetness to shine through. Medium to full bodied, balanced and creamy...and yes I can actually "feel" the smoked malt, thus a perfect score in this category. Flavor is surprising to me as the smoke is very assertive yet does not dominate as in many of their other beers. The sweetness, nuttiness and malty goodness from the doppelbock actually shine while the oak smoke adds that wonderful dimension that only Schlenkerla can do so well. This is a near perfect treat, and a showcase of how delicate that smoked malt flavor can actually be.

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