Name – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
Country – Germany
Type – Rauchbier
Appearance – Poured a very dark red with some almost brown or black areas in the middle. Finger wide off white head that disappears quickly.
Smell – Woah! Smoke hits you as soon as you pop the cap off the bottle and start pouring.
Taste – Very smokey flavor with hints of roast malt and black licorice. The smoke flavor lingers in your mouth for quite some time after sipping it.
This is my first rauchbier and I kind of new going in that this would be intense. Even with my expectations of a smokey beer I was still caught off guard by it. I think you really need to drink this while eating some good barbaque to really appreciate it to it’s fullest. I just had it by itself and struggled through it. That was a bad call on my part. Next time I pick this up it will be in a plan for some good food off the grill.
Overall Grade – C+