Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 14 Schlenkerla Märzen vs Eiche

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. They have a great line-up of seasonal beers and in this comparison, we look at their flagship Märzen and the Advent seasonal Doppelbock Eiche .

Schlenkerla Heller Aecht Märzen unfiltered bottle

Schlenkerla is a world classic pub and the brewery never rests on its laurels. Their flagship Märzen is a smoky delight not to be missed and this is an unfiltered version of it.

Schlenkerla Heller Aecht Märzen unfiltered from gravity barrel

Schlenkerla is a world classic pub and the brewery never rests on its laurels. Their flagship Märzen is a smoky delight not to be missed and this is an unfiltered version of it.

Weiherer Zwickerla Dunkel

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Zwickerla Dunkel dry fruity beer with a lingering bitter finish.

Sauer Sommerbier on tap at Eckerts in Bamberg

Sauer Sommerbier is a refreshing low alcohol beer, perfect for a summer day at 3.5%.

Brauhaus zum Sternla Weißbier

Sternla Weißbier is a fruity, semi-dry weizen with a lingering finish.

Hübner Zwickel Pils from gravity barrel at Strawanza

Hübner Keller/Zwickel Pils is a dry fruity treat with citrus hops in both the nose and palate. Served from the barrel at Strawanza in Bamberg, it's moreishly lovely.

Pfister Schirnaidler

Pfister's Schirnaidler is a lightly smoky version of the excellent Kellerbier brewed in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Schirnaidek church.

Ahörnla Bräu Bockbier

Ahörnla Bräu Bockbier is a dark bock with a malty palate and a touch of dried fruit. The lingering finish is semi-dry.

Dremel Dunkles Bockbier

Dremel Dunkles Bockbier is a great richly malty Bock with a nose of caramel and roast. The finish is moreishly semi-dry.