Schlenkerla Marzen, Bamberg (500ml)

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# BISCHLENMD
Country: Germany
Region: Bavaria
Sub-Region: Bamberg
Grape Varietal: Rauchbier
Review Score: 96BA
Alcohol By Volume: 5.1%

32 bottles in stock for
in-store purchase.
$3.99
Available in-store only.

Same smokiness you would get off of a smoked ham or salmon somewhat strong to the nose but not overwhelming, faint malt sweetness also. Silky smooth beyond belief, medium to full in body with a mildly chewy malt mouth feel. Smoke character is obviously dominant though some malt sweetness persuades the taste buds. Hop bitterness gives a light bitter twang that keeps everything in perspective. Flavours of smoke malt flex from beginning to end, vague caramel sweetness and a grainy finish wrap this brew up. Clean to the taste, smoke everywhere and the quintessential smoked beer that is imported to the US. It’s worth the $3 a bottle, an awesome pairing with a slow cooked Boston Butt a.k.a. pulled pork sandwich on an onion bulky roll. Even a contrast pairing of an aged sharp cheddar cheese would be nice.

96 points, BeerAdvocate (Feb 2003)