Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen
The original smoked beer! A deep, smoky, malty lager style beer brewed with beechwood smoked malted barley, and matured for up to 8 weeks in an ancient network of caves and tunnels.
Rich, full and smoky but refreshing and eminently drinakble. Simply one of the world's unique and truly inimitable beers. Drink alongside classic 'beer snacks', or consider pairing with traditional and modern German recipes such as Franconian pork knuckle or brisket with horseradish.
The ancient Schlenkerla (the name means 'one who staggers', presumably as a consequence of overindulging) brewery and hostelry in Bamberg is now in the hands of the 6th generation of one family of proprietors and brewers, but has a history going back to the start of the 15th Century. Today, the beer is still aged in an ancient network of caves, and matured in wooden casks or bottles.