Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Ego:
3.5/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
instead of being a total beer hack and reviewing a xmas beer this evening I did the ole blind grab a bottle from the rack selection, and here is what I rolled...
the head proofs quicker than bread on crack, it settles pretty quickly collapsing from the outside in leaving a meniscus of tighter foam in the middle as the sides slowly gurgle lower towards the brew itself, ruby brown hue, decent lacing, active carbonation keeps the head right on the surface the entire time, nice.
woodsy smoke with some dry grass, not as intense as some of this brewer's other varieties, this does ring of smokehouse almonds at times though... man rauchbiers are really appetizing, at least to this guy (points to thumbs at self), beyond the smoke there is a light fruit component, somewhere in the peach/banana land area. the smoke dominates but that is ok in my book.
smooth as silk body wise, the flavor is... um? looking for it. This is a pretty bland player. The smoke finally starts to assert itself about halfway through. This one drinks well enough but without the smoke it would be almost a total bomb. With the smoke though this pairs with salted food so damn well. Maybe that is this beer's place, simply and accouterments to a meal adding in a dimension. -
a tame rauch but a rauch none the less. Probably interesting to cook with... I'll have to try that.
this paired well with the cowboys losing to arizona...
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2010 04:15:50 | More by Ego
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy deep reddish brown color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, clove, toast, brown bread, wood smoke, wheat, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with well balanced fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wood smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, clove, toast, brown bread, wheat, wood smoke, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, clove, toast, brown bread, wheat, wood smoke, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wood smoke flavors; with a great smoke/yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice smoked weizen. All around well balanced fruity/spicy yeast ester, dark/bready malt, and wood smoke flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 03:34:57 | More by superspak
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.