Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405, and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of The Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer here at the brewery tavern, and is still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition.
Rich head; aromas of smoked meat/bacon, leather and toasted/burnt malt and dried herb, with notes of charred wood, high roast coffee and dark chocolate; off-dry, full-bodied, slightly bittersweet, with a chewy texture, flavours of smoke, charred wood, toasted nut and dark fruit, with notes of citrus, caramel and molasses, on a smoky lingering finish.
Dark brown, almost black
Best served with hamburgers, barbecued meats, smoked sausage, pulled pork, and ribs.
“It is, not only among beers, but also among all alcoholic drinks, a classic” – Michael Jackson’s The Connoisseur’s Companion to Beers of the World
NOW rating: NNNN PERFECT SCORE
Size: 500 mL