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Schlenkerla Rauchbier being tapped straight from the cask

Schlenkerla is a historic brewpub in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany renowned for its smoked Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier.[1]


Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier has a distinctively smoky aroma and flavor that is consistently present amongst the three varieties: urbock, märzen and weizen. The brewery also makes a helles which, while the grain used is unsmoked, is still smoky in flavor due to beer's proximity to the smoking operation. A schnapps made from Rauchbier is also available in Shlenkerla's pub/restaurant.

The pub[edit]

The Schlenkerla tavern features a Gothic ceiling known as the Dominikanerklause.


Schlenkerla roughly translates as "Dangling". Schlenkern is a German verb meaning to swing or to dangle. The -la suffix is typical of the Franconian dialect. The name reportedly comes from a brewer with a hobbling gait whose image can be seen on the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier bottle.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Schlenkerla Tavern & its Heller Brewery and Rauchbier (Smoke Beer), Bamberg". Retrieved 2008-07-12. 

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Coordinates: 49°53′30″N 10°53′05″E / 49.89167°N 10.88472°E / 49.89167; 10.88472