Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by Gatch:
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Deep amber-brown in color with a tall, fizzy, off-white head that settles quickly into no lace and little retention.
S: Roasted, smoked malt, smoked meat, earth. The wheat gives this beer a noticeable difference from the Marzen. Not as smoky/roasty as that beer, either.
T: Smoky, meaty, earthy, salty, woody, heavily roasted malt dominates, as expected. Like the nose, the wheat stands out and makes this is bit more mellow. Much lighter on the smoke than the Marzen so this might be a great introduction to the style for someone who hasn't had this type of beer before.
M: Super smooth, massive flavor, and the right amount of carbonation. A pleasure to drink.
O: Not complex but highly enjoyable. This is one of the beers in the style that can convert people and make them drinkers of Rauchbier. I certainly am now.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2012 23:26:26 | More by Gatch
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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.