Aecht Schlenkerla - Weichsel Rotbier
Rotbier (i.e. red lager) used to be common in Franconia. The city of Nuremberg in particular was known for its Rotbier. Since its production was extremely laborious, Rotbier was replaced in the 19th century by Braunbier (i.e. brown lager) which was produced using modern, simpler brewing methods. It was not until 1997 that the beer style was revived.
For our Aecht Schlenkerla Weichsel red lager, we dry the malt over the fire with high-quality cherry wood (not over beech wood fire as with classic smoked beer). In contrast to the spicy beech-smoked malt, the cherry wood smoked malt has a fruity, almost sweet smoke aroma and provides a copper-red colour in the glass. The finest aroma hops add berry notes to the multi-layered smoke flavour. With 4.6% abv, Aecht Schlenkerla Weichsel is a full-bodied, pleasantly quaffable beer.
Style: Cherry Wood Smoked Red Lager
Standard Drinks: 1.8