Today’s happy hour: Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock
Jen thinks: “Fall, earthy, burning leaves, firewood, summer camp. Distinctly smoky smell. Long smoky finish.”
Which is all a fancy way of saying what the guy at the beer store said: “It tastes like fuckin’ bacon.”
It’s fair to think of it as a bacon beer — a lot has to do with smell but also the feel on the palate. But it’s not as intensely smoky as other bacon beers — as smoky as you want it to be.
Jen notes the beer’s medium amber color. Jen also notes that there’s almost no head. Neither of us knows whether this matters.
Jen thinks this could be a session beer (actually, at 8 percent alcohol it wouldn’t fit that definition, but you could also add that this certainly doesn’t taste like it has 8% alcohol). Jen thinks that she could drink this beer with eggs — recommended if you like the taste of smoke in your alcohol — like a peaty scotch.Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: Scott | Filed under: Beer!, Happy Hour | Tags: Smoke Beer