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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
88
very good

571 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 07-23-2001)
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JohnQVegas

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into nonic pint glass. Was a fantastic complement to some slab bacon I had for brunch.

Pours much darker than expected for a weizen, but then, I suppose that's the smoked malt coming out. Dark amber in the glass, cloudy, with a nice, dense 2-finger head.

Nose is really interesting - big sausagey smoke, though not as bold as in some of Schlenkerla's other offerings (re: urbock, fastenbier) along with a crisp wheat body and some nice clove and a bit of lemony citrus underneath. Definitely more rauchbier than weizen.

Taste follows suit - a slightly drier smoke, mixing peat and sausage notes, is the key property, though you absolutely get light notes of clove, banana, citrus, and tangy wheat mixed in there as well. Very interesting and nicely balanced between the two aspects, though the smoke is, again, the main characteristic.

Mouthfeel is nice - dry, medium bodied with a nice, lightly prickly carbonation. You can almost feel the smokiness in your mouth.

Drinkability is quite good - a full 16 oz serving didn't wear on me at all, and I could have gone for another full pour quite easily.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 13:15:53 | More by JohnQVegas
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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