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Aecht Schlenkerla "Rauchbier Märzen"
Brauerei Heller - Bamberg, Germany
Smoked (ABV 5.1%)

[Best served in a Lager glass]

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 5/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 7/20

Poured a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) off-white creamy head that was mostly lasting and had fair lacing.

The aroma was of a heavy smoked malt, a very light bitter hop and a moldy leathery yeast with a heavy note of smoke and meat (like a smoked ham).

It tasted a little acidic, mildly malty and a little bitter with an intense smoky flavor from start to finish. The flavor lasted an extremely long time and all I could taste was the liquid smoke that was left behind on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was about half way to medium in body with a watery yet creamy texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall a very different brew than what I am used to, it was kind of like drinking liquid smoke straight out of the bottle. I have had other Smoked Beers but none this intense. Needless to say, not all beers are for everyone and this one is definitely not for me!!

Sampled: 2/09/2011
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