Aecht Schlenkerla – Oak Smoke Eiche Dopplebock – 7 out of 7 smokestacks

Aecht Schlenkerla Doppelbock

Here’s the granddad smokebeer of all smokebeers. This is what I’m looking for in every beer that I drink, no matter how unlikely finding its equal may be. The smoky smells upon opening are apparent right from the start, where I encourage all to close your eyes and breathe deeply. This will undoubtedly conjure up illusions of warm baths heated by burning oak logs inside a cozy winter snow covered mountainside log cabin, surrounded by concubines feeding you grapes. The lighter hue and sweetness of this beer seems to add luxury to every sip. It’s hard to justify drinking anything else. Overall Happiness: 7 out of 7.

Brewer Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
Beer Name Doppelbock Oak Smoke
Brewer’s Description 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 complex smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. Multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. Amber in color, it matures for months in the cellars underneath Bamberg; a special treat for smoke beer lovers for Christmas.
Food Pairings Meats, cheese, nuts.
Brewer Location Bamberg, Germany
Alcohol content by volume 8.0%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 40
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 6
Sausage detection? Y or N Y
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 6
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)

I’m drawn to this place like Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind:


About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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