Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche is a Dopplebock Rauchbier (Smoke Beer) by the Schlenkerla Brewery in Bamberg, Germany. Bamberg and Schlenkerla are famous for Rauch or smoked beers. The malts in Rauchbiers are traditionally smoked using beech wood, however Eiche, which is a winter seasonal is made with oak.
Before modern kilning techniques, all beers were technically smoked. Malts were dried over open flames and so a smoky taste was usually picked up. However, smoke-free kilning is the modern method, so rauchbiers have become a very specialized style.
I bought this at the Pangaea Bottle shop for $5.49. It has an ABV of 8%.
The name Schlenkerla comes from the German word to “dangle” or “sway”, but in the vernacular it is used to describe someone who walks funny. This could either reference a drunk walk, or the local Bamberg legend that the founder of the brewery had a bad limp.