Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock
Brewery: Brauerei Heller
Format: 500ml Bottle
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 Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in the "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and amber color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Favorite smoked beer
I have tried smoked porters, smoked stouts, and even ham smoked beers but not of them hit the mark like this. Top notch Rauchbier, strong and very smokey but without the bitter aftertaste.
Sensational smoked beer
Straight off the bat it has to be said - smoked beers are an acquired taste!
That said, this one delivers in a big way. A rich backbone of nutty, caramel malt is a vessel for very complex smoky notes - quite earthy in its own way, reminiscent to peaty malt character in Islay Scotch whiskys, with notes of woody spices & oak barrel.