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Style: Smokebeer
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"Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is not only among beers but among all alcoholic drinks a classic...Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is the world's most famous smoked beer."
- Michael Jackson **** World Classic (Pocket Guide to Beer, pp. 64, 65)

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Maerzen is unpasteurized and made entirely from smoked malt. Heller Trum is one of the very few breweries left in Germany that does its own malting. During germination of barley, the smoke of beech wood fire is "forced" through the germinating barley for a total of between 24 and 36 hours at varying temperatures; therefore, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier gains an unusual smoky dryness from this process. In contrast, the standard drying procedure for malt is to be heated in a kiln. The brew is mashed by double decoction, hopped once, bottom fermented, and matured seven weeks.



Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Medium brown reddish, some orange bright. Short-lived head. Medium Clarity.

Aroma:
Smoked sausage, bacon, carpet. A bit of mustiness and light fruit.

Flavor:
Excellent balance of sweet malt and smoke. Smoke replaces hops as the dominant malt balance. Keeps the sausage taste as you go. Fruit in the middle. Much more quaffable than expected.

Finish:
Venison, smoked sausage, dry/spiced/smoky cheese.



Specifications
Alc./Vol.: 5.4 %
Plato: 13.5
IBU: 29
EBC: 52


Formats
Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Case 2 * 1.3 gal. Party Keg(s) 0 62067 02885 4
Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 4037458000012
Keg 1 * 7.9 gal.
Keg 1 * 13.2 gal.
Sausage Mix Case 1 * 50.8 oz. Bottle(s) 00000000000
Wooden Cask, Unfiltered Wooden Cask 30l New 1 * 7.9 gal.
Picture: Aecht Schlenkerla Maerzen 16.9oz bottle & 500mL glass.
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