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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier

2013 May 9
by John

En anglais: (or more fittingly ‘in englisch:’) “Original Schlenkerla smokebeer”. 5.1%

Yup, smells like a campfire! It’s got a great deep red colour that I’m a huge sucker for, and it’s pretty creamy with a nice full body….just like a suckling pig! The first sip heralds a frontal malty sensation with low carbonation that makes one think they’re chewing caramel. Though perhaps I shoudn’t overstate it – as with most German beers (in my humble opinion), wouldn’t hurt to have a touch more balls in the malt area, if only to balance out the smoke taste a bit. But then again it wouldn’t be as smoky then, would it? Argh I dunno, it’s probably alright haha….

Verdict: enjoyable.

(Disclaimer: this is another beer provided to me by my boss, and after the last less-than-shining review I’m trying to encourage more of this behaviour)

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

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