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Style: Smokebeer
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Specialty:
Following century-old recipes, all malts made at the Schlenkerla brewery are dried by wood fire. 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 Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi-layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in Schlenkerla Oak Smoke is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and Bernstein color, it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers for Christmas.

Background:
Since ancient times beech has been the common fuel for fire-drying food in central Europe, e.g. for the malt of "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier". Beech was and is abundant in German forests, it has a high energy yield and a pleasantly intense smoky aroma.

Oak, however, with a smoother and more complex smoky note, was seldom used as fire wood. Different than beech, oak is very pest- and weather-resistant, and hence was valuable timber. Apart from buildings, mainly ships used to be made out of oak wood. The acorns were important animal fodder and during times of hardship necessary for feeding humans as well. Being so precious, kilning with oak was a rare specialty and its fine and multi layered smokiness a unique treat. Schlenkerla Oak Smoke is being brewed following this tradition, to present smoke beer lovers that special taste experience today.

Facts on Schlenkerla Oak Smoke:
brewed with 100% Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt
8% ABV
40 bitter units from finest aroma hops
Bernstein (amber) color
Schlenkerla Oak Smoke will be available during Christmas time at our historic brewery tavern in Bamberg (first tapping Dec. 15th)



Specifications
Alc./Vol.: 8.0 %


Formats
Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Keg 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
Keg 1 * 13.2 gal. Keg
Doppelbock Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 4 03745 000135
Real Ale Cask Firkin 1 * 10.8 gal. Cask
Small Cask {pin} Firkin 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Vintage 2010 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 4 03745 000142
Vintage 2011 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s)
Vintage 2012 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 4 037458000142
Vintage 2013 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s)
Vintage 2014 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s)
Vintage 2015 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s)
Vintage 2016 Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 4 03745 000142
Wooden Cask, unfiltered Wooden Cask 30l New 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
Zymatore, Aged in Belgian Owl Whiskey barrel Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Picture: Aecht Schlenkerla Oak Smoke special 300mL glass.
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