Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen

Rated 3.796 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brauerei Heller-Trum (Heller Bamberg)

Bamberg, Germany

Style:  Rauchbier

5.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Our dark, bottom fermented speciality, brewed with selfmade Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask.

ID: 9441 Last updated 3 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank555
Overall Percentile99
Style Rank3 of 154
Style Percentile98.1
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.827
Weighted Score3.796
Standard Deviation0.586

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.2 2 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    Pours out the color of a Pepsi but with a tan head. The aroma is of old ashes from a wood fire. The mouthfeel a little better than average with the tingling of carbonation. The taste has notes of charcoal.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.9 3 years ago

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

    Bottle. Colour – clear rust colour, white head, good lacing. Aroma – bonfire, bacon, cereal malts, floral hops. Mouthfeel – medium bodied, medium carbonation. Flavour – Unlike any Oktoberfest beer I’ve ever tried. You get the light fruitiness, but it’s accompanied by a burnt hickory flavour. Quite good.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Great looking beer with a thick creamy long lasting head. Flavour is sweet and malty, fruity, bacon, which I love but not in beer. It mainly tastes of kippers which I hate, especially in beer. I can see why some would rate this highly but it's not for me.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

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

    Tried in Germany. Pours a beautiful copper colour, almost clear, and a generous white head. The smoky wood aroma hits you as soon as the cap somes off. Notes of light fruit, malt, and earthy hops also apparent. The flavour has bacon-like notes in it, as well as fruit and grains. The smokiness certainly takes away from the Marzen character.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

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

    Clear dark ruby, brown with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is stark smokey, old barbeque wood. Tastes quite smokey also, interesting. Lasting fresh char coal aftertaste. (Velp 201403)

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

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

    I really love this Smoked Beer style. And Schlenkerla Rauch does not disappoint. Amber brownish fluid holds up the off white foam that leaves decent lacing. The schnoz detects scents of hickory, meat (pork variations) and, of course, smoke. On the buds, Schlenkerla is smooth and buttery, with the flavors of the aforementioned aromas included. Some light spice notes seem to be present as well. Nice clean finish. This is a very enjoyable German Rauchbier. Have some for your Oktoberfest celebrations!

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a pretty thick brownish head and has a very dark amber appearance, a little bit clear. Even before pouring into glass, smokey aromas were quite obvious, kinda like that woodburnt smell. In actuality, it totally overpowers any other aroma I might get. Has good lacing. Mouthfeel slightly watery. Flavours right off the bat also has that smokeyness to it. Something like burnt roasted dark malts. Actually not offensive. Kind of reminds me of St Peters whisky beer, but better tasting. There's hints of honey, even bacon, but pretty faint. Such an odd beer aroma/flavour wise but it's pretty darn good.

  • BEERGINNER 58 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

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

    My daughter brought this back for me from a 5 month education stint in Bamberg. Bacon beer!!! Okay...this was wonderfully complex, gorgeous to look at; dark, smoky and mysterious. Not really my cup of tea, but I can appreciate the quality. A must try!

  • RICHSBEER 1935 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

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

    pours a dark brown, almost black with a white, cream coloured head with some reddish hints when held to the light. The aroma is smoke, like campfire smoke made of pine and birch and maple. A little caramel sweetness. Wonderful aroma. The taste is much more malty the the aroma would indicate, with some toasted malt, caramel, and then that smoke. It's a got a little bitterness, but wow, that smoke. The aftertaste is dry. The mouthfeel is super smooth, medium body, and a little carbonation. A little numbing almost from the flavour. A very, very crisp clean finish. This beer is great to served with smoked cheese, sausage and crackers.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    16.9 oz bottle. Pours amber brown with a medium creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is smokey malts of the liquid smoke variety with some sweet BBQ.

    The flavor is sweet plasticky (esp in the finish) caramel malts and smoke (a little BBQ) with charred roast. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

    Overall, lots of smoke, but it's a bit thin with some off notes.

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