A Note on This Beer
Tell any globetrotting beer critic you’re interested in smoke beers and they’ll immediately refer you to the incredible smoked flavors of the legendary Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock - it’s the 2nd best smoke beer in the world on BeerAdvocate and 6th on RateBeer.
Made in the medieval home of the smoke beer in Bamberg, Germany with iconic smoked-in-house-over-beechwood malts, this brew is a must-try darkly toasted caramel treat. Developed with techniques that are over 500 year-old, this beer recalls the earliest beers in history which all had smoky malts dried over an open flame. A months-long lagering maturation in centuries-old stone cellars adds incredible smooth silkiness to the smoke flavors.
Salted caramel aromas swirl with toasted mesquite and soft leather. Expressive biscuity whole-grain malts make an incredible match with slowly unfolding layers of caramelized bacon-like smoke. Sip carefully and you may even find deep flashes of smoked plums and hickory nuttiness. And finally as with other world class German brews, its 6.5% ABV goes down way too easy, backed by a super clean crisp lager finish.
If you’re out to try the best beers, this one needs to be on your bucket list. One of our employees even took a trip to Bamberg just to try this piece of living history. Simmering with sultry, sophisticated rolling smoke, this brew is also a delicious pairing with your BBQ cookout.
2nd Best Smoke Beer in the World on BeerAdvocate and 6th Best on RateBeer!
Brauerei Heller - Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock - $7.99 For a 500ml bottle
Style: Smoked Beer, ABV: 6.5%
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