"Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is not only among beers but among all alcoholic drinks a classic...Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is the world's most famous smoked beer."
Beerhunter Michael Jackson **** World Classic [Pocket Guide to Beer, pp. 64, 65]:

As one of the last traditionally made smoked beers, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier has been passenger in the "Ark of Taste" by Slow Food� since 2017.

Aecht Schlenkerla RauchbierOriginal Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Märzen
(the classic Smokebeer as described by Michael Jackson)

Smoked Beer UrbockOriginal Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Urbock

Other Schlenkerla Styles :

Rankings and reviews:

DLGGreat DLG Award (in Gold):
The Great DLG Award is conferred every two years by the "German Association for Agriculture" (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V.). The different brands of beer are analyzed by the internationally renowned brewery-institutes in Weihenstephan and Berlin. Depending on the quality, the beer then will be awarded with the Great DLG Award in Gold, Silver or Bronze. The Gold Award stands for absolute premium quality. The Great DLG Award is also highly respected outside Germany, above all in the United States and Japan, and serves as a measure of the quality of a beer.

Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V., Eschborner Landstr. 122, D-60489 Frankfurt a. M.

CMACMA Quality Award:
The CMA Quality Award is awarded annually by the "Central Marketing Association of German Agricultural" (Centrale Marketing-Gesellschaft der Deutschen Agrarwirtschaft). As the Great DLG Award, it determines the quality of beer on the basis of scientifically measurable criteria.

CMA Centrale Marketing-Gesellschaft der deutschen Agrarwirtschaft Koblenzer Str. 148, 53177 Bonn,

The CMA organization is discontinued after 2009.

To enjoy our Smokebeer in the best of ways,
we have put together some advice for optimal serving.