What Would Eli Drink?
Aecht Schlenkerla Maerzen (Smokebeer)

Aecht Schlenkerla Maerzen Smokebeer

WWED Grade: A (for it’s style)

Appearance: Clear. Very dark – almost blood red. Very little head that dissipated fast.

Smell: Wow – I can smell the smoke in this as I pour. Like Cedar. Musky.

Taste: Yup – that’s a very smoked beer. Extremely woody. If you don’t like “smoked” beers – don’t drink this!

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Nice carbonation. Easy to drink – slightly overwhelming flavor.

ABV: 5.4%

Serving Type: Bottle – poured in goblet.


Okay – if you’ve never had a smoked beer, you ought to try it. At least once. The style is incredibly unique. And you don’t see it done well very often. A lot of people really don’t like these beers. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan either. But you’ve gotta respect those that do it right. Aecht Schlenkerla claims to have perfected the technique (they even started and maintain http://www.smokebeer.com - now THOSE are real fans). Not sure what I’d drink this with. Fish? It’s kinda like smoked salmon in flavor. The beer itself isn’t actually “smoked”. Rather, the smoking takes place in the peets, malts and/or barley. Primary ingredients in most beers. I personally wouldn’t drink more than one of these in a session. To learn more – check out their website!

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Brewery Link: http://www.smokebeer.com or http://www.brauerei-heller.de/