Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche – Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla (4 out of 5)


Brewed in: Bamberg Germany

Style: Doppelbock

HOPS: brewed with 100% Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: 40

Bamberg Germany is the home of smoke beer, or Rauschbier, as the Germans call it.  Schlenkerla is the name of a producer of this fine style in the center of the old town dating back to the 1400’s.

Out of the bottle it pours a clear copper with virtually no head.  It smells of oak, smoke, and caramel-y malt.  The taste is very similar to the scent. The smoke flavor is strong. The oak flavor and the malt base work to balance the smoky onslaught.  This is a sipper that has a nice warming quality as you drink it.

(4 out of 5)

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