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Smokebeer Varieties

Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Märzen

MärzenBamberg'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.

All year round from the wooden barrel at the historical brewery tavern. In kegs in some taverns in and around Bamberg. In bottles available at selected retailers in Germany, Export to EU- and worldwide, taverns and in the Schlenkerla-Webshop. In partykegs (5 litres) at the Schlenkerla Shop, selected retailers and in the Webshop.

Original gravity: 13.2%
Alcohol: 5.1%
Bitterness: 30

Awards for classic Schlenkerla Rauchbier

Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Urbock

UrbockA full bodied smoked bock beer for Bamberg's strong beer season (October through December) in fall. Brewed already in the summer time, it is matured for months in the ancient Schlenkerla rock-cellars underneath Bamberg. Tapped freshly from the oakwood cask and the Schlenkerla brewery pub. Similar to, but much bigger than the classic Maerzen style.

Available October through late November from the wooden barrel in the historical brewery tavern. December and early January in bottles in the brewery tavern. In bottles in a few selected retailers, in some taverns and in the Schlenkerla-Webshop. In addition export to Finland and the USA.

Original gravity : 17.5%
Alcohol: 6.5%
Bitterness: 40

Awards for Schlenkerla Urbock. More on Urbock.

Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Wheat

WeizenSchlenkerla Smokebeer Wheat is an ale with light smoky aroma. As Bavarian wheat beers, it is being brewed with a mixture of both barley malt and wheat malt. The portion of barley malt is hereby a classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. Served unfiltered with its natural haziness, Schlenkerla Wheat reaches its full aroma through bottle fermentation with fine top fermenting yeast.

All year round from the bottle in the historical brewery tavern (bottle conditioned). From the bottle also at selected retailers, some taverns and the Schlenkerla-Webshop. In addition export to some countries.

Original gravity: 13.2%
Alcohol: 5.2%
Bitterness: 20

Awards for Schlenkerla Smoked Wheat

Helles Schlenkerla Lager

Lager“Schlenkerla Helles” is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops from the area around the city of Nürnberg. It's lagered in century old caves underneath the historic Schlenkerla brewery and maltings. Schlenkerla Helles is boiled in the same copper kettles and bottom fermented by the same yeast as the historic Schlenkerla Smokebeer. Its subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes “Helles Schlenkerla Lager” a unique representative of the classic lager beer style “Bavarian Helles”.

All year round, in the bottle and keg, at selected taverns and shops. Export to the USA.

Original gravity: 11.5%
Alcohol: 4.3%
Bitterness: 30

Awards for Schlenkerla Lager

Schlenkerla Lentbeer

LentbeerThe Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer is an unfiltered smokebeer, brewed in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Bottom-fermenting yeast gives the reddish brown lentbeer a natural cloudiness. Its smoky aroma is already noticeable in the smell, combined with a fine hoppy note. In the drink the fullbodied, highly drinkable lentbeer shows its strong malty flavour, rounded up with the smokey taste and a light bitterness. Due to the nourishing yeast, the Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer has the "Brotzeit already included" (German word for afternoon snack).

Only during lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
From the wooden barrel at the Schlenkerla historic brewery tavern.
Exported in very small quantities on draft to the USA.
For the first time in 2015 also available in bottles (Germany, Finnland and USA).

Awards for Schlenkerla Lentbeer

Alcohol: 5.5% Shop Lentbeer

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Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen

Schlenkerla KräusenIn the world of German brewing, Kräusen refers to the intense proliferation of bubbles and foam formed during fermentation of a young or “green” beer.  And Aufkräusen (literally to kräusen it up), refers to a historic brewing technique in which some green beer is added to a fully-matured lager.  This is a very old and very typically German tradition, and today even English-speaking brewers refer to this technique as krausening.  Krausening brings the vibrant freshness of young beer to the more refined, austere flavors of a fully-matured lager.

Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen is an amber-colored, unfiltered lager beer with beautiful malt flavors and a slight smokiness. It matures for months in the deep rock cellars underneath the Schlenkerla brewery and is krausened with Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier just before kegging. Quaffable and with a pleasantly moderate level of alcohol, Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen is an ideal refreshment for the warmer months.

Original gravity: 11.7%
Alcohol: 4.5%
Bitterness: 30

In the summertime at Schlenkerla brewery tavern . Export to the USA.

Schlenkerla Oak Smoke

Schlenkerla Eiche A double bock for Christmas with a uniqe smoky note. The malt is kilned by a oak wood fire - unlike conventional smoke malt which is kilned by beech wood fire.

Original gravity: 18,9%
alcohol: 8,0 %
bitternes: 40

Only during Christmas time. From the wooden keg at the Schlenkerla. In bottles at selected shops. Exported in very small quantities draft and bottles to the USA. Available in the Schlenkerla Online Shop.

Awards for Schlenkerla Oak Smoke

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