Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier – Urbock – 7 out of 7

 Back with the upper levels of the hierarchy, actually, the highest level. Aecht Schlenkerla always delivers. Bamberg, Germany houses the best smokebeer breweries in the world; it is the motherland, and I am a witness. This particular bottle was delivered to Ireland, where I found and bought it, then, nestled in my luggage, I delivered it to the tabernacle in the states, where SmokeBeerMinistry is domiciled. I’ve never seen the beige colored perimeter around the label; the label is red in the US, and I was intrigued. This is the best smokebeer in the world. Schlenkerla’s motu proprio describes the smoking chambers where beechwood logs smoke the malts in the 14th century cellars underneath Bamberg, and I have witnessed this first hand. If you’ve ever been drawn to a particular corner of the world, just go there… This beer is full of smokepower. Smoky sweetness. Campfire. A beer with a dark amber hue and the tan head of George Hamilton. SmokeBeerMinistry is ready to return to the motherland. And in the next few moments, this bottle will be delivered to the catacombs. 7 out of 7 smokestacks of happiness.

BrewerAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
Beer NameUrbock
Brewer’s DescriptionAecht Schlenkerla Urbock is the complex sibling of the classic Maerzen Smokebeer. Exactly like the classic all its barley malts are smoked over beech wood logs. Its higher smokemalt concentration and longer maturation in the 700 year old cellars underneath Bamberg create a taste profile of most intense smokiness beautifully balanced with deep malt sweetness.
Food PairingsThe Host
Brewer LocationBamberg, Germany
Alcohol content by volume6.5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units)40
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)7
Sausage detection? Y or NY
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks7
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)7
I’m unsure if people realize the Host refers to the consecrated bread of the Eucharist.

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