Aecht Schlenkerla

In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the Historical Brewery Tavern Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405 and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer specialty since 1678 “Schlenkern” is an old German expression for walking not straight (just like a drunk person does). Allegedly one of the former brewers had a funny way of walking due to an accident (or maybe due to the beer), and so he was called the Schlenkerla” The Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer is here at the tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition.

http://www.schlenkerla.de/

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche


The archetype of smoked-beers breweries of Bamberg uses oak wood for this beer, rather than the traditional beech, to produce this richly nuanced doppelbock. Superb...

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Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier


Brewed in the same old copper kettles as the classic smoke beer and fermented by the same Aecht Schlenkerla yeast; however, no smoke malt is...

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Aecht Schlenkerla Weizen


Imagine the classic flavors of a Weizen (clove & banana) matched with the smoky notes of a Rauchbier and you have this brew. Unpasteurized, bottle-conditioned,...

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Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock


A sister-brew of the classic Marzen, this bock beer has more malt for a more balanced palate and richer mouthfeel. Brewed only in October, but...

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