Schlenkerla Rauchbiers

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Sampled from half-liter bottles, the packaging of the Schenkerla rauchbiers was customized by the American importer, B. United, and labeled in English. The Urbock is a clear ruby color with a creamy white head and pronounced sharp smoky aroma. The big body features a malty-sweet flavor balanced by a smoky character where a slight hop bitterness pokes through. The Märzen offers a deep and dark clear ruby color where a smoky aroma leads off. A nice mouthfeel is accompanied by a mellow malty flavor with a dry smokiness that lead to a dry finish. Surprisingly smooth for such a flavor profile dominated by smokiness.

Marzen Label   Urbock LAbel

Brauerei Heller

Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - December 2000

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