Monday, July 28, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

Day 12 – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock

Hey Beer Heads! Have you ever wondered what the juices that dripped off your steak into the bottom of your grill would taste like without the distraction of having your face spontaneously combust when you put your lips to the burning charcoal briquettes to lick it off? Well wonder no more! Now there’s Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock. The meaty smoke flavored beer that everyone’s talking about. But don’t take this TV announcers word for it, just listen to these overtly genuine testimonials.

Arpeggio Andy – [after induced gag reflex] “It’s what I would imagine that liquid smoke stuff would taste like if someone dared me to chug a whole bottle of it.”

Iron Chef – [after wincing violently] “Was this aged in a cask? Someone should tell these brewers that you’re not supposed to set the cask on fire.”

To be completely fair, we tried this beer later in the evening way too long after dinner so I think it was way too heavy and way to smokey to drink it by itself. I can’t say it tasted bad. I can however say that it has as great of a taste and drinkability as Heinz ketchup. It may possibly be a 10 if imbibed with the right food, but by itself I have to rate the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock a 2.

So now go buy a bottle while supplies last at


Jay said...

But I'm glad you tried it.

Arpeggio Andy said...

Actually me too. Keeping people from drinking bad beer is job number one.

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