Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock

Additional notes 05/02/2022

Such a pretty beer (the 2022 version is pictured). Luscious smoke permeates every part of the beer, and induces a gulping motion in me. The sweetness is there as I noted back in 2008, and I always find this so tremendously satisfying. One 500 mL bottle is all I have want, but the way that this beer fills a singular void that no other can is, well, uncanny.


Original notes 07/27/2008

Took a long time to get around to formally reviewing this – I don’t know why.

500 mL bottle into the Harpoon IPA Willibecker glass.

Lots of dark brown/red highlights throughout the brew with a bone white half-inch head. Looks solid. Not much lace, by the head is nicely sustained.

All the usual attributes; strong smoke scent that reminds me of meat, nice body, but the main thing I take away from this sampling is the strong sweetness that comes through as the beer warms. I’ve never noticed it that much before but here it was very prominent.

Simply a beer that has to be consumed with food, the meatier the better. I paired this with orange pork chops, grilled lemon asparagus and rice – delicious. Very satisfying beer.

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07/27/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.6 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.1
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