Sunday, January 15, 2012
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
When you think of Germany and it's beer you think of Munich and Bavaria. But this a Rauchbier, which is a smokebeer style in the Bamberg area of Germany. Schlenkerla is the original smokebeer. This is Weizen (wheat) variety of their smokebeer. This beer is 5.2% abv, and is a dark amber with a thick foamy beige head. The color of this beer is a bbq like color, dark crispy slightly burnt edges of the meat. Schlenkerla has a smokey scent to it that really smells like fresh bbq being cooked. This is a very pleasant smell. Yes there is a very faint wheat smells but it is over powered by the smokey scent. This smokey brew here has a bbq taste that makes you think of ribs pulled pork and other good bbq staples. Yes there is a wheat taste there but you really have search hard for it. This beer has a good smokey aftertaste that is very wonderful and tasty nothing like a heavy thick smoked porter. I really do think this would go great with a bbq brisket or a slab of ribs. This smokey guy is not heavy tasting nor does it stick to your stomach/ribs, no its simi light drinkable and real good. Yes they do brew three other types of smokebeer. You should try this one, it is surprisingly good. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!