Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
From Brauerei Heller – Bamberg’s speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.
Brauerei Heller – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen – 16 oz bottle poured into a goblet. 5.1% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Market Pasadena,CA
Appearance: Dark translucent red with a creamy cap of head.
Aroma: Ham, smokey malt, and burnt toast.
Taste: Smokey malt, burnt toast and ham.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and modestly carbonated.
Overall: This bottle seemed a little old. I remember this being far more smokey, to the point of thinking of it as a smoked ham soda.