Schlenkerla (Heller) Kräusen

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Schlenkerla Kräusen

Brewery: Heller (Schlenkerla)
Town: Bamberg
Style: smoke kellerbier
Color: honeycomb
Head: white, rocky
Nose: malt
with slight smoke
Body: full,  low carbonation
Palate: light smokiness, hoppy
Finish: dry, bitter
Served: from wooden barrel at the brewery

Impression: I finally got a chance to have this again. I’d had it seven years ago or so but couldn’t quite remember what it was like. I only remembered it wasn’t as smokey as their signature Märzen. Well, it’s quite a nice Kellerbier even if it weren’t for the slight smokiness that never intrudes but none-the-less influences the overall impression. I noticed a lot of people drinking it and they weren’t all tourists. I’d have to say, it would be my first choice if there in summer again. Excellent smoky session beer.

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